2021 Children’s Week Awards

The ACT Children’s Week Committee is once again seeking nominations for 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. All those nominated receive an Award Certificate with a copy of the citation during Children’s Week.

Award nominations are now open (maximum 300 words). Nominations close 11 September. Entries received after this date will not be considered. Receipt of nominations will be acknowledged by automated email to the Nominator. 

NB: If you do not receive an immediate email acknowledgement, please TRY AGAIN and 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, including


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.

Award Application

Nominations for 2021 has now ended!