THE AWARDS UiTM 2021 is a new initiative by the management of Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) to recognise outstanding leadership and high performance of individuals, teams, and departments across UiTM. This is an opportunity for everyone to highlight their achievement in the form of strategic planning, successful execution of a programme, and many others which may have given an impactful outcome and contributed to the excellence of our university despite the challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.
The EIGHT categories considered for this award cover all functions in UiTM from the strategic level to the operational level, leaving no one behind, so that everyone can take part in this new award competition organized by the Department of Ranking for the first time ever.
The winner from each category will be selected to submit to THE Awards Asia - a major international platform that provide a moment to pause, reflect and celebrate the continent's higher education excellence in its diversity


Excellence and Innovation in the Arts

This award recognises the pioneering work that is taking place in universities to promote the arts. It is open to individuals, teams or departments.

  • Describe the background to and context of your entry. Does the entry represent a new effort to establish your university’s reputation in the arts, or does it further an already strong position in the field?
  • Explain the nature of your excellence or innovation. Have you launched new initiatives? Have you set up new courses?
  • Describe the impact of your work. Provide evidence of demonstrable progress or success.
  • Is there a collaborative or interdisciplinary element to your work? If so, please tell us about it.

Please note that this category addresses promotion of the arts or an artistic project, rather than the excellence of an artistic project in itself.


What are the judges looking for? 
Our judges will be assessing excellence across eight categories for clear planning and strategy, coupled with excellent delivery and outcomes. Where appropriate, please provide evidence in the form of metrics that demonstrate success, as well as a narrative. Please also include examples that demonstrate the positive impact of the work. 
Judges will be looking for examples of creative solutions to common challenges, innovation that has improved a team/department/university’s performance and broadened its impact, and where possible, instances of excellence that are scalable or transferrable to other higher education institutions. 
THE Awards UiTM 2021 are simple to enter and open to anyone within UiTM system; academics, administrative staff, supporting staff and students. 
Entry guidelines
  1. Entries must be submitted in English.
  2. These awards focus primarily on activity during the 2020 calendar year. The judges will pay special attention to initiatives completed during 2020, but submissions may be based on those that commenced prior to this period, where proof of impact during 2020 can be included.
  3. The final deadline is 23:59 (GMT) on 14 February 2021.
  4. All entries must be submitted online. If you do experience problems, please email
  5. The judges will be looking for a good story, well told, and backed up with solid metrics where applicable.
  6. Submissions must consist of up to 500 words of text specifically addressing the key criteria set out for the relevant category. You may also attach up to two sets of materials which should support or expand on aspects of your 500-word text. Supporting documentation should be no more than four sides of A4 in total (entries may be printed out during shortlisting and final judging). Please see below for more details on the supporting material requirements.
  7. If you wish to submit tables or graphics, they must be included within your supporting materials rather than as part of the submission text.
  8. You may enter as many categories as you wish, but no single submission can be entered in more than one category. If you are unsure which is the best category for your entry, please contact
  9. You may enter a project that has been undertaken in collaboration with an external public or private partner. 

Supporting material 
Documents should be in PDF or Word doc format:
  • Up to three sets of supporting documents may be submitted, but in total they should comprise no more than four sides of A4. PowerPoint and video files will not be accepted; however, you may submit screenshots.
  • Supporting materials may include photographs, tables, graphs, documents containing statistics, testimonials, supporting research, evaluation or inspection reports, promotional materials and media coverage (PowerPoint and video files will not be accepted; however, you may submit screenshots).
Any information submitted outside these guidelines will not be considered as part of the submission.


The winner of each category will receive RM500. Winner will be announced via email and phone by 22 February 2021


Please contact if you have any specific questions about eligibility, or if you require clarification about any of the category criteria.

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