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Children have the right to meet with other children and young people and to join groups and organisations as long as this does not stop other people from enjoying their rights.” Article 15 UNCRC

Children’s Week Awards

Schools/Organisations please only one nomination in each category.  No parent to nominate their own child. No Adult can nominate themselves.

 The Children’s Week Association offers Awards to individuals, groups or organisations for outstanding and consistent contributions to the needs, interests and welfare of children either in a voluntary or paid capacity. (For example: Adults and Students who have demonstrated outstanding achievements in running programs, community service, personal challenge, sporting achievements, academic achievements, or cultural and arts)

There are two sections for the Awards:

  • Child and Youth (under the age of 18yrs)
  • Adults (18 years and over)
  1. The Committee may award up to four Awards in each section in any one year with at least one Award in each section being especially considered for country nominees.
  2. A panel appointed by the Committee will consider the nominations and the panel’s decision will be final. The panel may decide that no nominations merit an Award.
  3. In making nominations please address the following criteria: –
    • Outstanding nature and caring value of the service.
    • Length of time that the service has been given.
    • Usefulness to others of the skills developed in providing the service.

Special Children’s Week Award

Recognising a young person who shows courage, strength and perseverance in daily living. This award will be given to a young person with a disability or health issue who displays courage and a positive attitude in the face of adversity

Play Award

The Play Award recognises a significant contribution to the development of children’s play and may involve programs, events, equipment, promotion or management.

  1. The Award will be given to an individual, a group or an organisation and the contribution can be in either a voluntary or paid capacity.
  2. A panel appointed by the Committee will judge the nominations and the panel’s decision will be final. The panel may decide that no nomination merits an Award.
  3. In making nominations please address the following criteria: –
    • Initiative displayed by the nominee.
    • Special circumstances applying to children involved in the contribution.
    • Extent of the contribution.
    • Usefulness to others of the contribution.
    • Any other important factor(s) concerning the contribution.

Award Nominations due by FRIDAY 6 AUGUST 2021

Minister for Education Awards

The Children’s Week Association of South Australia offers these awards as part of the Children’s Week celebration for children who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in any endeavour including academic, community service, sport, arts and personal challenge.

  1. Awards are open to all children.
  2. Awards are open to individuals, schools, classes, groups or
  3. Nominations are welcome for two sections: –
    • Primary School Student (includes Year 7 students attending at any school)
    • Secondary School student up to 18 years
  1. Up to two awards may be given in each
  2. A panel comprising members of the Children’s Week Committee and a representative appointed by the Minister for Education and Child Development will judge the nominations and the panel’s decision will be final.
  3. The awards will be presented by the Minister for Education and Child Development at a reception to be held during Children’s Week.
  4. Award recipients, school/group representatives and family representatives will be invited to the reception.
  5. A plaque will be presented to all award recipients and a certificate to all nominees.

Award Nominations due by FRIDAY 10 SEPTEMBER 2021

Nomination forms are available here

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