SCAC Awards

Welcome to the Eighth Annual Indian Newslink Sports, Community, Arts & Culture Awards 2022. These Awards are open to persons of Indian, Fijian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Sri Lankan and Nepali origin who are permanently resident in New Zealand or New Zealand citizens. 

Completed forms must be sent only by email to:

on or before 6 pm on Monday, May 30, 2022.

Awards Night on Monday, June 20, 2022 from 6.30 pm

Mahatma Gandhi Centre, 145, New North Road, Eden Terrace, Auckland

Tickets: $57.50 (inclusive of GST) on Sale. Please email

About these Awards

The growing importance of people of Indian origin in various Sports encouraged us to launch the Indian Newslink Indian Sports Awards in 2012. These Awards were the first of its type for the Indian community in New Zealand.

For the past 23 years, Indian Newslink has been reporting the achievements of our sports personalities in a number of fields, including Soccer, Cricket, Tennis, Netball, Hockey, Golf, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Boxing and Kabaddi. While some of them have risen to the national level playing international matches and tournaments, until 2012, there was no avenue to celebrate the achievements of many others as a community.

People of Indian origin have also excelled in community and social services, arts and culture, thus prompting us to extend this Programme to the Indian Newslink Sports, Community, Arts and Culture Awards.

Acknowledging the growing presence of people from various countries of the Indian Sub-Continent and centres of the Indian Diaspora, Indian Newslink has widened the participation of its Awards Programme to include people of Indian, Fijian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Sri Lankan and Nepali origin.

We propose to present at least 30 Awards to as many deserving persons and institutions in 2022. With our Business Awards now in its Thirteenth year, our Lecture in its Twelfth year, and our Sports, Community, Arts and Culture Awards in its Eighth year, we are hopeful of covering almost all people of South Asian and Fijian origin in New Zealand.

Sports Awards

Soccer, Cricket, Hockey, Tennis, Badminton, Volleyball and other sports; Best Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year

Elite Awards: For men and women of the community who have excelled in sports during their life and career- Awarded by the New Zealand Indian Central Association (NZICA), supporters of our Sports Awards 2022.

Community Awards

Individuals,  Registered Associations, Registered Charitable Organisations, Registered Places of Worship, Registered   Societies, Religious Services (Organisations and Individuals), Social Workers, Volunteers, Others (Acceptable to our judges).


Arts Awards

Graphic Artists, Architects, Architectural Designers, Cartoonists and others; Photographers, Painters and all other Creative People of Non-Performing Arts.

Culture Awards

Choreographers, Producers, Directors, Conductors, Dancers (Classical and Contemporary), Musicians (Vocalists and Instrumentalists) and all other artistes of Performing Arts.

Entry Process for Categories

Direct Entries and nominations for people of Indian, Fijian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Sri Lankan and Nepali origin can be made by Sports Clubs, Sports Associations, Coaches, Umpires, Referees, Parents, Teachers and others well known to the recommended candidates.

Entries must be in electronic format sent by email. Those sent by post, fax or other means will not be accepted.

A panel of judges will evaluate the entries, select the finalists and winners and announce their names at the Awards Presentation and Dinner Night to be held on Monday, June 20, 2022, the details of which are in our advertisement posted on our website

The decision of the judges would be final and no correspondence will be entertained in this connection.

For full conditions of entry, and rules and regulations, please read the simplified, single Nomination and Entry Form that can be downloaded from our website: or write to

Completed forms must be sent only by email to

on or before 6 pm on Monday, May 30, 2022.

Sponsorship Opportunity

We invite commercial organisations, associations and others with a passion for Sports, Community, Arts and Culture to avail of the sponsorship opportunities and enhance their image in the market. The Indian, Fijian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Sri Lankan and Nepali communities are among the most significant segments of the economy and such Our Awards programmes accrue considerable benefits to sponsoring organisations.

Further details can be obtained from on (09) 5336377; Mobile: 021-836528