2022 Children’s Week Award

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. 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. Nominations close 18th September 2022. 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. 

New Award Category

This year, ACT Children’s Week is trialling a partnership with the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) ACT Section. IEEE is an international organisation whose purpose is to promote and support the development of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) among children from a very young age. The ACT Section runs professional development programs, seminars, activities and events for students, young professionals, women in engineering, life members and professionals throughout the year. Their STEM outreach arm promotes STEM in schools and especially among girls.

Exceptional STEM Volunteer Award – for an individual/organisation who has made a significant contribution to enriching the skills of science, technology, engineering and mathematics within children and young people.


Award Application

Award Nominations for 2022 are now closed