The World of Children Award (www.worldofchildren.org), the only global recognition and funding nonprofit that recognizes individuals who are changing the lives of children worldwide, issued a Call for Nominations recently for their 2013 Awards, launching a worldwide search for selfless individuals serving vulnerable children.
The World of Children Award is dedicated to dramatically improving children’s lives by identifying and recognizing extraordinary individuals who have created proven, sustainable nonprofit programs serving children in need and awarding cash grants to advance their work.
The much-coveted awards, which provide visibility and funding to individuals whose groundbreaking work has dramatically improved children’s lives, have been dubbed the “Nobel Prize® for Child Advocacy.” The 2013 World of Children Awards will be granted in three categories:
•World of Children Youth Award, which carries a minimum grant of $25,000 and recognizes a young person under the age of 21 who is making extraordinary contributions to the lives of other children. This person must have been doing this work for three years and have created a sustainable program they plan to continue to lead.
•World of Children Humanitarian Award, which carries a minimum grant of $50,000 and recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to children in social services, education or humanitarian services. This person will have created or managed a sustainable program which has significantly contributed to children’s opportunities to be safe, to learn and to grow.
•World of Children Health Award, which carries a minimum grant of $50,000 and recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to children in the fields of health, medicine or the sciences. This person will have created or managed a sustainable program which has significantly contributed to the health and well-being of children.
•Nominees for the World of Children Humanitarian and Health Awards must have been working on behalf of children over and above their normal employment and have been engaged in their efforts for a minimum of 10 years.
•Nominations for the 2013 World of Children Awards must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST) on Monday, April 1, 2013. The online nominations process is available at www.worldofchildren.org. Recipients of the 2013 World of Children Award will be officially announced and celebrated in New York City on Nov. 7, 2013.