Awards 2016

Awards

The NSW Children’s Week™ Awards recognise outstanding achievements by children and the work of adults in supporting children in any relevant endeavour as an individual or a group. The NSW Children’s Week Awards recognise outstanding contributions to the needs, interests and welfare of children in the following categories:

  • Exceptional Young Person
  • Endeavour Award
  • Community Commitment Award
  • Advocacy for Children Award

Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 NSW Children’s Week Awards.

The Exceptional Young Person Award: Emily Holman

Emily is a young carer working as a mentor and program leader with the On Fire program in Campbelltown.

The Endeavour Award: Emily Arthur

Emily Arthur is a young carer who volunteers with the On Fire program based in Campbelltown to support other young carers living in families affected by mental illness.

The Community Commitment Award: Eden Marine for their Community Service Program.

Every week a group of over 60 students involved in the program visit residents of a retirement home.

The Advocacy for Children Award was presented to two joint winners this year: Shaping Outcomes and KU Starting Points.

Shaping Outcomes, a Bryon Bay based program works to support the families of young children with disability and/or developmental delay.

KU Starting Points in Macarthur is an Early Childhood Intervention program for families with children under eight years of age with disability and/or developmental delay.


A lovely story on Eden Marine High School's nomination in the community commitment awards for NSW Children's Week: Click here to read.

See the 2015 award winners here.

The awards recognize outstanding achievement for children and adults in any endeavour either as an individual or a group. NSW Children’s Week award nominations are now closed. For more information, please email your nominations to awards@nswchildrensweek.org.au.

Please find the guidelines below:


2016 NSW Children’s Week champions

We are pleased to announce that the Sydney Royal Botanic Gardens in their 200th year have been appointed as a Children’s Week Champion for 2016 in recognition of their extensive outreach to children through their through many targeted education and community programs.

Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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We are pleased to announce that Crinkling newspaper has been appointed as a Children’s Week Champion for 2016 in recognition of their innovative launch of a newspaper created just for children. The founders are to be congratulated on this initiative that truly enacts UNCRC Article 17-. www.crinklingnews.com.au

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