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.

The NSW Children’s Week Recognition Awards have four categories, with two focusing on the achievements of young people (under 18 years), and the final two awards in recognition of individuals or groups (over 18 years) who have made a contribution to children:

Exceptional Young Person

For a person under the age of 18 years for having overcome extreme adversity, shown great bravery and generosity to themselves or others.

Endeavour Award

For a person under the age of 18 years who makes extraordinary contributions to other children/young people. This may include voluntary work, advocacy or being a good role model for other children and young people.

Community Commitment Award

For groups of young people under the age of 18 who see a need in their community and work together to create a solution. (Open to schools, youth groups, formal and informal groups).

Advocacy for Children Award

For individuals, groups, volunteers, media, organisations who have made an outstanding contribution to children in the community.


The awards recognize outstanding achievement for children and adults in any endeavour either as an individual or a group. Please submit your nomination via the link below:

Nomination form

Please find the guidelines below:

NSW Children’s Week Awards Guidelines PDF  


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