Årets Julenisse Award “Årets Julenisse” is an award given by the DABS Committee to an individual or organization that over the last year(s) has made a significant contribution to the Danish society in Singapore.
A “significant contribution” does not necessarily have to be easily visibly by the “public” but can be contributions to Danish events over the year standing out from the average but not readily visibly by lay men.
Contributions may be in the form of new initiatives that is or will be of great value to present and future Danes taking up residency in Singapore for a period of time or it may be by supporting already existing events/activities over and beyond what one can expect as your “borgerpligt”, in particular events/activities that would not have happened without the engagement by the individual/organization nominated.
Preferable the contribution should have benefited the majority of Danes living in Singapore, but it may also be someone who has initiated a new (or contributed to keeping an activity alive) that only involves a smaller number of Danes in Singapore, contributing to the overall image of the Danish society in Singapore.
Årets Julenisse 2016
This year the award was given to Mr. Bill Cain, Managing Director for Santa Fe Relocation Services Singapore. Bill Cain has for many years been a consistent and reliable support for the Danish community in Singapore.
Santa Fe is platinum sponsor in the Danish Seamen's Church, Main Partner in DABS, and various other organizations and events are supported by Santa Fe and Bill Cain year after year. No job is too small or too big and he is always ready to offer a helping hand. Congratulations to Bill Cain for the well-deserved award and title.
Årets Julenisse 2015
Singapore Vikings FC were awarded as “Årets Julenisse” 2015.
Unfortunately the team’s coach for many years Michael Jørgensen was unable to participate in the Christmas lunch. Instead Mikael Hansen which is a former Viking-player received the LEGO Julenisse (Christmas elf) which was given in appreciation of their work within the Danish community.
Årets Julenisse 2014
Through her work for and with SWA Lisa Thrane has been one of the key figures in raising the profile of the organization and also been instrumental in lot of other activities in the Danish society. For that effort, which not only Danes but also Scandinavians and Singaporeans have benefitted from, she was awarded the prize of Julenisse 2014. Read more about the award and the DABS Christmas Lunch here.
Årets Julenisse 2013
Bjarne Tvilde received "årets julenisse" for his strong commitment to the Danish
society in Singapore, especially for what he has done for the Danish Seaman's Church. The award was presented at the annual Christmas Luncheon on the 6th of December 2013.
Årets Julenisse 2012
Lis Jensen received "årets julennisse" for her work at the Danish Seaman's Church at the annual Christmas Lunch December 7th 2012.
Årets Julenisse 2011
Leif Hansen received "årets julenisse" for all his work at the Danish Seamen's Church at the annual Christmas Lunch December 9th 2011
Årets Julenisse 2010
Danish Supplementary School was awarded as “Årets Julenisse” 2010. The award was handed over to Chairman Tine Falther and Vice-chairman Malene Lundgaard at the DABS Christmas Lunch on 4 December 2010.
Årets Julenisse 2009
Søs Bertelsen was awarded as “Årets Julenisse” 2009.
The annual “Julenisse” of the year prize has previously been awarded to:
2016: Bill Cain
2015: Singapore Vikings FC
2014: Lisa Thrane
2013: Bjarne Tvilde
2012: Lis Jensen
2011: Leif Hansen
2010: Danish Supplementary School
2009: Søs Bertelsen
2008: Thuri Astradsson
2007: Allan and Grethe Juel Jensen
2006: Charlotte Nors
2005: Hans J. Rosenfeldt
2004: Per Johansen
2003: Heine Askjær Jensen
2002: Birgitte Lund
2001: Peter Husum
2000: Jeanette Fahnøe
1999: Willy Heise