The Great Kids Award honours children and youth who inspire and change the lives of others, and help to build stronger communities. These great kids exemplify the qualities of resiliency, leadership, determination and strength, and have often overcome a wide variety of challenges to make a positive impact in our province.
By recognizing and sharing their stories, the Great Kids Award aims to inspire all young people to go above and beyond the average kid to make a difference in their lives and the lives of others.
The Great Kids Award has been in existence since 1999 and is back in 2022.
- Nominations are now closed.
What great kids receive
All Great Kids Award nominees will receive certificates of honourable mention.
Award recipients receive:
- a certificate from the Minister of Children's Services
- a personalized plaque
- their story featured on alberta.ca
Read about past recipients.
Nominees must be residents of Alberta with an Alberta address. Nominators can live outside of Alberta.
Nominations from family members and parents are accepted, but nominators outside the child’s immediate family are encouraged.
If the child is 4 years old or younger by the nomination deadline, nominate them in the next nomination period.
- Children and youth cannot nominate themselves.
- Youth who are 19 or older by the nomination deadline cannot be nominated.
- Pairs or groups of children and youth cannot be nominated.
- Children and youth who do not reside in Alberta cannot be nominated.
There are 20 awards given out across 4 age groups:
- ages 5 to 8
- ages 9 to 12
- ages 13 to 15
- ages 16 to 18
Nominations for 2022 are now closed.
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