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Childrens Week

Childrens Week is an annual event celebrated in Australia during the fourth week in October each year and celebrates the right of children to enjoy childhood. It is also a time for children to demonstrate their talents, skills and abilities. In 1996 it was decided to adopt a permanent theme: "A Caring World Shares" as a reflection of Childrens Week aims.

The City of Launceston is active in celebrating Childrens Week which helps to raise awareness within the community of the needs and rights of children and to assist young people to reach their individual potential. 

2014 City of Launceston and Playgroup Tasmania Children’s Week Awards

During Children's Week each year, the City of Launceston in conjunction with Playgroup Tasmania recognise the wonderful achievements of children and those who provide services to children through our annual Children's Week Awards.

The purpose of Children's Week, held nationally, is to raise awareness of the needs, interests, rights and achievements of children and young people and assist them to realise their individual potential.

We are seeking nominations for people in the community who make a difference for children, not forgetting the quiet achievers.  We also seek nominations for young people who make a difference and are a role model for others.

Awards will be given in the following categories:-

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

Endeavour Award - For a person under the age of 18 who makes a contribution 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)

Child Development Award - For community groups or organisations who have made a contribution to children/young people significantly improving their opportunities to learn and grow.

Contribution to the Health and Wellbeing of Children Award - For individuals, groups, volunteers and businesses who have made a significant contribution or difference to the health and wellbeing of children/young people in the community.

How to Nominate

Please let us know in no more than 250 words about your nominee and their achievements.  Nominators may submit more than one nomination.  Please use a separate form for each nominee and ensure all details cited in the nomination are accurate (including spelling of name).  Please note that the City of Launceston and Playgroup Tasmania's decision on award winners is final and there will be no review or appeal.

Lodging Your Nomination

To lodge a nomination, please complete and return the nomination form no later than 5.00pm on Friday, 26 September 2014 to Children’s Week Awards, Launceston City Council, P O Box 396, Launceston 7250 or by email to  council@launceston.tas.gov.au  Please note that late nominations will not be accepted.

If you would like more information on the awards, please call our Community Projects Officer on 03 6323 3381.

2014 Launceston City Council and Playgroup Tasmania Children's Week Awards Information Sheet (PDF 269KB)
2014 Launceston City Council and Playgroup Tasmania Children's Week Awards Nomination Form (PDF 462KB)

Childrens Week Calendar of Events

Each year Launceston City Council collate a Children's Week Calendar of Events.  If you are holding an event during Children's Week (18 October to 26 October 2014)  and would like to part of this Calendar, please call our Community Projects Officer on 03 6323 3381.