About the 2019 Community Citizenship Awards

About the Community Citizenship Awards

 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
  • Animal welfare
  • The Environment
  • Community groups such as: CanTeen, The Red Cross, RSPCA etc

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 candidates are selected from the submitted nominations. They will then be contacted to attend an informal interview on Monday 12 August 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. Students may be accompanied by a supervising teacher/guardian during the interview.

The interview judging panel may include representatives from:

  • The Board of Directors of Wests Ashfield
  • Local Council & organisations

Nominations close Midnight Friday, 2 August 2019

 

Award Categories & Prizes

Share in up to $24,000

 

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

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, 27 August from 1.00pm at Wests Ashfield, where the Winners will be announced.

For more information on the Awards please contact: Lina Pruscino

E:Lina Pruscino

T: (02) 8752 2004

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