AkzoNobel China Student Sustainability Award


Launched in 2011, AkzoNobel China Student Sustainability Award (hereinafter as “the Award”) is the first-of-its-kind award in China targeted at university student societies with guidance from the School Department of the Central Committee of the China Communist Youth League (CCYL) and Ministry of Education. Held annually and open to student groups from all universities throughout China, the Award aims to recognize and reward university student societies that have made outstanding contributions to society and community (including education support, environment protection and community services), promoting the philosophy of sustainability among students, encouraging active students’ participation in social responsibility projects, as well as raising public awareness of social responsibility and supporting public engagement in sustainability initiatives.

Since launched, the Award has recognized and rewarded 473 outstanding projects selected from 1800+ entries from 259 universities in 97 cities across China. 340,000+ university students spent 170,512 days participating in various CSR projects which have benefited 4.94+ million people, inspired 20+ million students and made positive impact on 21+ million people in China.

AkzoNobel China Student Sustainability Award is one of the first core programs of the China College Students Education Supporting Project. Find out more by visiting www.zhixingjihua.com.


Guiding Unit

School Department, Central Committee of the Communist Youth League of China


Host Unit


AkzoNobel China

Organizer Unit

China Education Support Project


Support Unit

National Science and Engineering University Communist Youth League Work Union


Award theme

Supporting education or other education-related projects


Award Category  
The 2018 Award sets up 80 prizes, among which 65+ awards will recognize university students’ education support related projects completed in 2017. A Special Project under the 2018 Award, namely “Masters’ aesthetics classes”, will also be designed to support aesthetic education in underprivileged areas, one of the key items on the Chinese Government’s agenda to “enhance young people’s aesthetic sentiment and humane through improved aesthetic education”.

Education project award settings


Number of Awarded Societies

Prize/Society (RMB)

Gold Award



Special Award



Silver Award



Bronze Award



“Masters’ aesthetics classes” special project award settings


Number of Awarded Societies

Prize/Society (RMB)

Best Heritage Award



Best Interview Award



Best Communication Award



Best Heritage Award



Organization Support Fund




Prize Money Delivery and Use  

Prize money of “AkzoNobel China Student Sustainability Award” will be delivered by the Organizing Committee after the award ceremony or handed over to each association via the college/university’s youth league committee. The prize money will be used to support college student societies to conduct social responsibility activities.



1)Only education support related are qualified for application.

2)Theprojects should be executed and completed between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017.

3)Previous “the Award” winning project could only be re-submitted on an alternate year basis.

4)All applications should be submitted by university student societies and endorsed by University/College’s Youth League Committee.


Application Documents and Responsibilities of the Student Associations




June 30

Putting up posters around campus by the organization committee

1) Five + photos (JPG) highlighting students posting the posters.

Share the Award’s information via comprehensive channels, including Weibo and Wechat of the university association, campus BBS, Renren, campus radio. More than 20 association members should become the follower of the Award’s Weibo.

2) Promotion form(WORD)

Submit application documents

3) Color scanned version of the first part of the application form stamped by University/College’s Youth League Committee. (PDF)

4) The application form. (WORD)

5) Two university student questionnaires.(WORD)

6) Other material to show the project characteristics and achievements.

7) Selected project photos and videos. (CD)



1) Full and accurate practice report will help student association to compete for prize.

2) CDs should be delivered to the office of the Organizing Committee; and other digital documents should be sent to the Organizing Committee by E mail.

3) Photos submitted should have high resolution and the file size is no less than 1M. Videos submitted should have clear and stable shooting quality.

4) Submitted materials will not be returned. Disposal of these materials is at the discretion of the Organizing Committee. Please keep a back-up copy in case of need.

5) Submitted materials will be posted publicly on the official website of the AkzoNobel China Student Sustainability Award at the discretion of the Organizing Committee. All information submitted should be true and correct.





June 30

Entry deadline for other universities/colleges associations


Assessment by judge panel


The finalists’ projects to be showcased on the official website


Awards Ceremony


Prize Money Delivery


Evaluation Criteria
The Organizing Committee and the judging panel adopt the consistent criteria for assessments

20 points

Clear theme and objective; meet the society’s demands; diversity and innovation; sustainability.

20 points

Well organized; reasonable resource allocation and execution management.

20 points

Wide coverage (the number of people involved in the project and its beneficiaries);society influence.

20 points

Various and efficient promotion channels with positive effects; active participation in on-line activities on Award Weibo.

Fund Management
20 points

Efficient and reasonable fund management with spending details.


Composition of Judging Panel

Communist Youth League of China
Social science center of Ministry of Education
Education experts
Host unit

Special project declaration information please refer to the relevant specific page:******** , Please keep an eye out for the award official website and Weibo : @阿克苏诺贝尔大学生社会公益奖



Direct line:010-82193978
Organization committee: 010-82193920
Organization committee email:chinastudentaward@126.com
Official website: www.chinastudentaward.com
Official weibo: @阿克苏诺贝尔大学生社会公益奖



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