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Children’s Week Awards

Children's Week Awards

The Children’s Week Awards Program aims to celebrate and honour the outstanding contributions, initiatives, and advocacy undertaken by young people and organisations. The awards program aims to recognise and champion people who are making significant contributions to promoting the rights of children. By honouring those who are actively engaged in this vital work, we seek to shine a spotlight on their efforts, celebrate their achievements, and inspire others to join the cause. Award winners will be announced on Tuesday, 24 October 2023 at the Children’s Week Launch and Awards celebration.

The Awards and Finalists for 2023

Youth Champion Award

Outstanding contribution and commitment to the promotion and advocacy of children’s rights in Queensland by a young person or group of young people.

Finalists:

Children in Action Group – 9-13 years olds

Alexis and Tyler Kalofonos  – 9 years old

Mich Liao – 17 years old

QFCC Commissioner’s Award for Community Engagement

Exceptional achievements and effort in engaging members of the community, businesses and/or organisations in child rights related activities and initiatives.

Finalists:

Scott Ballantyne
Queensland Police Service

Hyahno Moser
Australian Institute of Play

Majella Ritchie

Sandy Willick
C&K Moorooka Community Kindergarten

Child Rights Champion Award

Inspirational achievement and effort undertaken by an individual, group or organisation in a way that aligns with the theme of Children’s Week.

Finalists:

Australian Institute of Play

PCYC Queensland OSHC

Play Matters Australia

FAQs and Criteria

JUDGING CRITERIA
The nominations will be assessed against the following criteria:

Does the nominee contribute to educating the community about children’s rights?
Does the entry provide specific examples of their contribution?
What has been the outcome of the nominee’s contribution?
How effective was the outcome?
Did the nominee overcome any obstacles to achieve their outcome?

Detailed descriptions of the awards can be found below:

Youth Champion Award:

“Outstanding contribution and commitment to the promotion and advocacy of children’s rights in Queensland by a young person or group of young people.”

The recipients of this award may have made or be in the process of making a contribution to education, advocacy or promotion of children’s rights.

Commissioner’s Award for Community Engagement:

“Exceptional achievements and effort in engaging members of the community, businesses and/or organisations in child rights related activities and initiatives.”

This award is designed to recognise collective action and emphasises the importance of relationships and shared goals for achieving widespread education and awareness of children’s rights, as per the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Child Rights Champion Award:

“Inspirational achievement and effort undertaken by an individual, group or organisation in a way that aligns with the theme of Children’s Week.”

This award celebrates the outstanding achievements and remarkable efforts undertaken by individuals, groups, or organisations in promoting and advancing a specific right of children, aligned with the annual theme of Children’s Week.

You are able to nominate yourself or your organisation.

Children’s Rights Queensland will appoint a judging panel to assess nominations and select award winners.

The amount of detail and supporting evidence you provide in your nomination will assist the judging panel.

If your application is successful, you will be contacted when the finalists are announced.

Prizes will be given to award winners along with a trophy.

Finalists will be contacted by Friday, 13 October 2023. If you nominate a finalist you will be contacted.

The Children’s Week National Theme for 2023 is based on UNCRC Article 31: Children have the right to relax, play and take part in activities they enjoy.

The Children’s Week Awards will be announced on Tuesday, 24 October 2023 at Victoria Park Golf Course in Brisbane. Finalists will be invited to attend the event which will be attended by representatives from Government, non-profit organisations, families and children.

Nominations will close on Friday, 6 October 2023 at 11:59pm.

Click here to view the Award Terms and Conditions.