About the Community Citizenship Awards

NOMINATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED.

The Community Citizenship Awards program was established in 1999. Its purpose is to recognise and reward those schools and individual students or teams playing an active part in creating a more caring and benevolent community.


What Judges look for

The Judges will be looking to reward those students displaying exceptional citizenship qualities, for example:

  • Putting others first
  • Leadership through encouraging peers to get involved in community programs
  • Volunteerism
These qualities may be applied to work with:
  • The aged
  • People from disadvantaged backgrounds
  • Young children
  • The environment
  • The arts
  • Sport
  • Work with animal welfare
  • Community groups such as The Exodus Foundation, Rotary, Girl Guides or Scouts

The type of activity is not as important as the individual qualities demonstrated by the individual student or team.

  • For Primary School candidates, ‘citizenship’ may be demonstrated within the school community
  • For Secondary School candidates, ‘citizenship’ may be demonstrated within the school community or preferably outside the confines of the school, meaning the wider community.

The Judging Process

Short-listed students are selected from the submitted nominations. They will then be contacted to attend an informal interview on Thursday 27th July 2017 at Wests Ashfield.

The interview is not intended to be intimidating or overly formal; rather it presents an opportunity for students to demonstrate their presentation and public speaking skills in a non-threatening environment. Candidates may be accompanied by a supervising teacher or guardian during the interview.

The interview judging panel will include representatives from:
  • The Board of Directors of Wests Ashfield
  • Inner West Neighborhood Aid
  • Participate Australia

 


Award Categories &  a share of $24,000 in Prizes

Primary School

Student Individual Winner

Charity/Organisation $500

Direct to the School $3,000

Student Individual Runners up

Charity/Organisation $250

Direct to the School $1,000

Student Team Winner

Charity/Organisation $500

Direct to the School $3,000

Student Team Runners up

Charity/Organisation $250

Direct to the School $1,000

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Secondary School

Student Individual Winner

Charity/Organisation $500

Direct to the School $3,000

Student Individual Runners up

Charity/Organisation $250

Direct to the School $1,000

Student Team Winner

Charity/Organisation $500

Direct to the School $3,000

Student Team Runners up

Charity/Organisation $250

Direct to the School $1,000


The Award Presentation


 Finalists will be invited to attend the Community Spirit Awards Celebration, on Tuesday, 22  August from 1.30 pm at Wests Ashfield, where the Winners will be announced.

Other important dates:

Nominations Close: Wednesday 19 July

Judging: Thursday 27 July

For more information on the Awards please contact Lina Pruscino
E: lina.pruscino@westsashfield.com.au T: 8752 2004

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