Through three distinct awards, the World of Children seeks to honour and bring acclaim to outstanding children's advocates and the work they do, as well as to raise public awareness about the issues affecting the world's children.

Humanitarian Award

The Humanitarian Award recognises an individual who has made a significant lifetime contribution to children in the areas of social services, education, or humanitarian services.

  • The nominee must have created, managed, or otherwise supported a sustainable programme which has significantly contributed to children's opportunities to be safe, to learn, and to grow.
  • The nominee must do this work over and above their normal employment.
  • The nominee must have been doing this (or related work) for a minimum of 10 years.

Health Award

The Health Award recognises an individual who has made a significant lifetime contribution to children in the fields of health, medicine, or the sciences.

  • The nominee must have created, managed, or otherwise supported a sustainable programme which has significantly contributed to the improved health of children.
  • The nominee must do this work over and above their normal employment.
  • The nominee must have been doing this (or related work) for a minimum of 10 years.

Youth Award

The Founder's Award recognises youth that are making extraordinary contributions to the lives of other children.

  • The nominee must be under the age of 21, who is making extraordinary contributions to the lives of other children
  • The nominee must be associated with an existing non-profit organisation in good standing that can receive grant funds if awarded.
  • The nominee must have been doing this work for three years, and have created a sustainable program they plan to continue to lead.

Cash awards range from US$25,000 for the Youth award to US$50,000 for the other awards.

Deadline Date
Deadline Date: 
April 1, 2012
Application Info: 

Click here for more information.

Click here to read the guidelines.

Previous Winners: 

Click here to read about previous winners.

Source: 

Email from Annette Andre at World of Children to The Communication Initiative on January 25 2012.