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2024 Children’s Week Awards

The ACT Children’s Week Committee is once again seeking nominations for NON-COMPETITIVE awards to acknowledge the contribution of those who make a difference for children and young people and for young people who are an inspiration to other young people. It is a wonderful way to say ‘thank you’.

Nominations are welcomed from organisations or individuals. During Children’s Week award recipients will receive an Award Certificate with a copy of their citation. A representative selection of award recipients is chosen to receive their awards at our Launch and Award Ceremony held on Universal Children’s Day.

Award nominations are simple, 300 words maximum. 

Online nominations will open on 1 July, and close on 15th September 2024. 

Receipt of nominations will be acknowledged by automated email to the Nominator. 

NB: If you do not receive an immediate email acknowledgement, please email us at info@actchildrensweek.org.au.  

Award Categories

EXCEPTIONAL YOUNG PERSON for a person under 25 years for having shown courage, perseverance and generosity, OR for a person under 25 years who makes extraordinary contributions to other children and/or young people – voluntary work, advocacy or being a role model.

YOUTH COMMITMENT for groups of children and/or young people who see a need in their community and work together to create a solution.

COMMUNITY FOR CHILDREN for individuals, groups, volunteers, media, who have made an outstanding contribution to children and/or young people in the community (may include programs, events, equipment, promotion or management).

INTERGENERATIONAL CONTRIBUTION for older people who have made an outstanding contribution to the wellbeing of children and/or young people OR for children and/or young people who have enhanced the lives of older people.

EXCEPTIONAL SENIOR for a senior who has shown outstanding commitment and generosity to the development of children and/or young people.

BUSINESS CONTRIBUTION for businesses who have made extraordinary contributions to children and/or young people.

SIGNIFICANT SUPPORT for individuals, groups, organisations whose contributions significantly improve opportunities for children and/or young people to learn and grow. 

EXCEPTIONAL STEM VOLUNTEER AWARD for an individual/organisation who has made a significant contribution to enriching the skills of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in children and young people.

CONTRIBUTION TO ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER CHILDREN AWARD for individuals, groups, or organisations who have worked to improve outcomes for Indigenous children and young people, or who have worked to improve understanding between Indigenous and non-Indigenous groups within the community.

A full list of 2023 ACT Children’s Week Award recipients can be found here

Award Nominations

Online Award nominations for 2024 will open on 1st July