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Childrens Week

 

National Children's Week is an annual event celebrated in Australia from 22 - 30 October 2016. The City of Launceston is active in celebrating Children's Week celebrates the right of children to enjoy childhood. It is also a time for children to demonstrate their talents, skills and abilities.

The City of Launceston and Playgroup Tasmania Children’s Week Awards are now open.

We are seeking nominations for people in the community who make a difference for children, not forgetting the quiet achievers.  

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.

 

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 that 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 to the health and wellbeing of  children/young people in the community.

 

For more information on how to nominate a young person, contact Council's Community, Tourism and Events Department on 6323 3381 or email sarah.mccormack@launceston.tas.gov.au.

 

Award recipients will be announced during Children's Week 2016.


Nominations for the 2016 City of Launceston and Playgroup Tasmania Children's Week Awards open on Monday August 22 and close on Friday, September 23, 2016.

2016 Children's Week Nomination Form

2016 Children's Week information pack