Don’t know where to start on the National Young Leader Award Application?
Here are some frequently asked questions that might help you along!

Who can apply for this award?

Anyone between the ages of 15 to 19 years old as of application year

What kind of leaders are you looking for?

Young leaders who showcase these 5 domains.

Involvement: Being active in their immediate communities such as their class, CCA, neighbourhood

Conviction: Acting on issues and passion areas that they believe in

Engagement: Leading their immediate community to be involved in nation or worldwide issues

Self Leadership: Leading oneself well and being a positive influence to those around them

Group Leadership: Working well in teams to achieve common goals

How many winners will there be?

There will be 3 winners each year for the National Young Leader Award.

How are the winners selected?

Winners are selected based on the scores accumulated from each stage of the award.

> Applicants will submit an application form and a 1-minute video.

> All applicants will be eligible for a seat to the exclusive Leadership Masterclass (To be held in April 2020).

> Shortlisted applicants will be scheduled for their 1st round interview with a panel comprising of Halogen Foundation senior management.

> Selected applicants undergo a series of tests of their leadership competency and aptitude through a day of games and challenging situations.

>  A video feature filmed of each finalist’s leadership story.

>  Video features will be made public for voting, which forms a component of the total score.

>  Finalists go through a 2nd interview with a panel comprising of established leaders from various industries.

Is there a limited number of applications per institution/ organisation?

No! So long as you think they are young leaders that should be acknowledged for their beliefs!

What is required in an application for NYLA?

Each applicant will have to submit an application form found on halogen.sg/nyla and submit a 1-minute user-generated video via OneDrive.

What is a user-generated video?

It is simply a self-produced video.

Step 1: Set up your recording device. (It could even be your mobile phone.)
Step 2: Make sure your environment is quiet so that your device can pick up what you’re saying.
Step 3: Start Recording!
Step 4: Satisfied with your video? Complete your video submissions by uploading your video via OneDrive!

Does the video need to be of very good quality?

Don’t worry! We’re not looking for the best quality of video but rather we want to hear your ability in expressing what leadership means to you. This means the audio quality is important!

What happens after submitting my application?

Firstly, you have the chance to participate in our Leadership Masterclass on April 2020. Following that, you will receive a confirmation email by the first week of May as to whether you have cleared the first round of screening.

Why is there an early bird application period?

You will receive an early confirmation for your interview slot by submitting your application within the early bird period.

Applications received before 20 March 2020, will hear back from Halogen Foundation by 10 April 2020. Shortlisted applicants will get to reserve times for their panel interview on a first-come-first-basis.

If you have any other questions, feel free to drop us an email at [email protected]. ALL THE BEST!


Recognising young leaders between 15 to 19 years old. Applications for 2019 are now open!