Children’s Champion Award 

At Save the Children, we believe every child deserves a future. The Children’s Champion Award recognises those who make a significant positive impact on children’s lives in Hong Kong and/or around the world. Through their efforts, children are enabled to grow and thrive healthily, have the opportunity to learn, and be protected from harm. With their inspiring stories, we can motivate society to care for and support children.

*The nomination period has ended. Thank you for your support. Please follow our social media for updates of the Award.

Categories of the Children’s Champion Award 

Children’s Champion Youth Award

(Suitable for Individual aged 35 or below)

In recognition of the devotion and contribution of the young generation for the betterment of children.

Awardee(s) will receive a trophy and have opportunities to be featured across different promotional channels, including but not limited to our website and media coverages.

Children’s Champion Award (Individual)

(Suitable for Individual aged 36 or above)

The award recognises people from all walks of life with outstanding contributions to children’s health, education and/or protection.

Awardee(s) will receive a trophy and have opportunities to be featured across different promotional channels, including but not limited to our website and media coverages.

Children’s Champion Award (Private Sector)

(Suitable for corporations
& philanthropic foundations)

The award recognises corporations and philanthropic foundations with outstanding contributions to children’s health, education and/or protection.

Private sector awardee(s) will receive a trophy and the right to use the “Children’s Champion Award Logo”.*

*Children’s Champion Award Logo usage guideline will be delivered to awardee(s).

Key Dates

    • Nomination period:
      1 April – 15 May, 2024 (nomination period ended)
    • Public voting – Shortlisted individual candidate:
      1 – 14 June, 2024 (cut-off: 14 June, 5pm) (ended)
    • Meeting the judging panel – Shortlisted individual candidate:  
      Late June, 2024 (ended)
    • Result Announcement & Award Presentation Ceremony:
      27 July, 2024 (Saturday)
 
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Public Voting (Ended)

    • 30% of the final score is contributed by online public voting;
    • Shortlisted candidates after the first round selection will undergo public voting phase;
    • Public voting will be launched from 1 to 14 June 2024 (cut-off: 5pm) in our social media

Judging Panel

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Prof. Annie Tam, GBS, JP
Adjunct Professor, Department of Social Work and Social Administration, The University of Hong Kong
In addition to her academic career, Annie actively participates in various public and community services, including serving as the Vice-Chairperson of Connecting Hearts, President of the Hong Kong Social Workers Association, and Chairman of the Executive Committee of New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association.
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Dr Hon Tik Chi Yuen, SBS, JP 
Legislative Councilor (Social Welfare)
Dr Tik is a Legislative Councilor (Social Welfare) and has served the community for almost 40 years. He has been involved in a variety of public service roles, focusing on education, welfare, health care, and community development policy.
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Dr. Phyllis Chan
Honorary Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, LKS Medical Faculty, University of Hong Kong
Dr. Chan has extensive teaching experience with psychiatric professionals, and has been actively promoting children’s mental health. She is a member of the Education Commission and a Specialist in Psychiatry at Adventist Medical Center. She has previously served as Chief of Service at the Department of Psychiatry, Queen Mary Hospital.
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Ms. Carol Szeto
CEO of Save the Children Hong Kong
Ms. Szeto has over twenty-five years of experience in the private and non-profit sectors, and she leads Save the Children Hong Kong as the CEO since 2020. Carol has a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University and an MBA in Finance from New York University.

Important Information

Eligibility of Candidate  
  • Nominee can be nominated in the name of an individual, a corporation or a philanthropic foundation. 
  • A Hong Kong resident irrespective of age, gender, nationality, and race; or a corporation incorporated, registered, or established in Hong Kong. 
  • Parental signature on the nomination form is required for nominees under 18. If using online nomination, the parents need to sign and return the slip included in the confirmation email. 
  • Individual nominees are not limited to specific sectors. Any individuals who have made significant contributions to children, including but not limited to the social welfare sector, education sector, healthcare sector, and parents, are eligible for nomination. 
  • There is no restriction on the timeframe or location for the contribution to children.  
  • Individual and corporate awardees should demonstrate outstanding contributions to children. Their contributions will be evaluated in three main areas: impact, inspiration, and sustainability. 
Nomination Criteria 
  • A candidate must be a Hong Kong resident, a company or foundation registered in Hong Kong. 
  • The individual candidate cannot be self-nominated or nominated by a relative. 
  • The nominator must be aged 18 or above and be a Hong Kong resident. 
  • The nominator can only make one nomination in one single year. 
  • Nominators must obtain prior consent from the nominees before making nominations. 
  • Members of the Judging Panel and staff of Save the Children Hong Kong are not eligible for nomination or to make nomination. 
Submission of Nomination Form 
  • Children’s Champion Award accepts online, by e-mail, mail or in-person nomination. 
  • The nomination form delivered by e-mail must reach Save the Children Hong Kong Award mailbox ([email protected]) by 15 May, 2024 (Wednesday), 23:59 HKT. Please mark “Children’s Champion Award 2024″ as the subject. 
  • The nomination form delivered by mail or in-person must reach Save the Children Hong Kong Office (Address: 8/F Pacific Plaza, 410-418 Des Voeux Road West, Sai Wan, Hong Kong) by 15 May, 2024 (Wednesday) (according to the postmark). Please mark “Children’s Champion Award 2024″ on the envelope 
  • The nomination form must be confirmed by the nominator and the candidate. 
  • The nominator should describe the behaviour carried out by the candidate contributing to children, including the years of service and his/her/their philosophy, in no more than 800 words. Supporting document(s) and recommendation letter(s) are welcomed but not a must. 
  • The application of nomination is free of charge. 

*The organizer retains the right to make final decisions on award rules and judging schedule.

Selection Criteria

Nominees who have demonstrated excellence in the three assessment domains, namely impact, inspiration and sustainability will be presented with the Award.

IMPACT: The contribution made by the individual or corporate should have a significant impact towards transforming the lives of children in Hong Kong and/or around the world.
INSPIRATION: The contribution made should be inspiring on how they address the needs of children in Hong Kong and/or around the world; and have the potential to inspire others to act upon.
SUSTAINABILITY: The contribution made should be sustainable, scalable and have the potential to create long-lasting positive change for children in Hong Kong and/or around the world. 

  • There is no pre-set limit to the number of awards to be given out.  
  • A trophy will be presented to the awardee at the ceremony. Corporate awardee(s) will also have the right to use the “Children’s Champion Award Logo”.
    <*Children’s Champion Award Logo usage guideline will be delivered to awardee(s) individually.>
  • There are no pre-set sectors as candidates. For example, candidates can be individuals with educational, social welfare or child wellbeing backgrounds. He/she can also be person who made significant contributions to children, such as parent, journalists, etc.
Selection Procedure
  • Short-listed individual candidates will be separately notified about the interview and required to attend a selection interview with the judging panel in late June. The interview will be conducted in either Chinese or English and will typically last between 15 to 20 minutes.
  • The judging panel consists of representatives from Save the Children Hong Kong and individuals from diverse fields and various sectors of society, ensuring a comprehensive and fair evaluation process incorporating different perspectives. 
  • Public Voting: 30% of the final score is contributed by online public voting, enhancing the credibility of the award selection process through public involvement. 

*The organizer retains the right to make final decisions on Award rules and judging schedule.

Result Announcement
  • Awardees must attend the Award Presentation Ceremony on 27 July 2024 (Saturday).
  • Awardees are required to attend all media interviews pre-arranged by the organiser(s) and activities related to the promotion of the award thereafter.
Commitment of the Shortlisted Candidates and Awardees
  1. Shortlisted candidates and Award recipients are required to provide articles, accompanied by relevant photos and materials, showcasing the dedication and the positive changes they have made in the lives of children.
  2. These materials will be utilised for communication and promotional purposes, aiming to disseminate the inspiring work and positive outcomes achieved by the award recipients in benefitting children.
  3. Shortlisted candidates and Award recipients are requested to engage in organiser’s public relations and media activities, including but not limited to interviews and press releases, to raise awareness about their notable achievements and the significance of their contributions to children.

*The organizer retains the right to make final decisions on Award rules and judging schedule.

FAQ

How can I nominate someone or a corporate for the Children's Champion Award?

To nominate someone or a corporation/philanthropic foundation for the Children’s Champion Award, you can follow these steps: 

  1. Visit the official website of Save the Children Hong Kong to access the online nomination form. 
  2. Or you can download and fill out the form offline, then submit it by mail or in-person to Save the Children Hong Kong Office (Address: 8/F Pacific Plaza, 410-418 Des Voeux Road West, Sai Wan, Hong Kong) by 15 May 2024 (according to the postmark). If you would submit by email, please send it to [email protected] by the mentioned deadline.
  3. Provide the required information about the nominee, including contact details and a description of their contributions to children. 
  4. Explain how the nominee’s contributions align with the focus areas of the award: health, learning, and protection.
  5. The nomination form must be confirmed by the nominator and the candidate.  
  6. The organizer retains the right to make final decisions regarding all aspects of the award. It is advisable to refer to the official guidelines or contact Save the Children Hong Kong directly for the most accurate and up-to-date information. 

If the nominee is under 18, does his/her parent need to sign the nomination form?

Yes. his/her parent needs to sign on the nomination form and leave parents’ contacts.

If using online nomination, the parents need to sign and return the reply slip included in the confirmation email.

What is the prize of the Award?

A trophy will be awarded to the awardee(s).  Corporate awardee(s) will also receive the right to use the “Children’s Champion Award Logo” in their printed and online materials.*

<*Children’s Champion Award Logo usage guideline will be delivered to awardee(s) individually.>

How many awardees for this Award?

There is no pre-set limit to the number of awards to be given out.

Does the contribution of the nominees have to be done in last year (2023)?

There is no restriction on the timeframe for the contribution to children.

When will I know if I win?

Short-listed candidate(s) will be individually notified and required to attend a selection interview with judging panel by late June. Awardee(s) will receive individual notification of their award on or before 27th July, 2024.

Can I send representative to receive the award if I win?

Awardees must attend the Award Presentation Ceremony on 27 July 2024 (Saturday).

Will nomination cost and how much?

The application of nomination is free of charge.

Who should I contact if I have further enquiries?

  • Email: Email to [email protected] with the subject [2024 Award Enquiry]
  • Hotline: Contact us at 6029-9014 from 10:00am to 6:00pm, Monday to Friday, expect public holidays. (*Message function is unavailable for this hotline number)
  • Facebook Inbox message: Contact us by Facebook message, we will get back to you within 1-2 working days

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