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ACS Global Citizens Awards

Learn more about the competition

Are you inspired by Malala? Do you want to make a difference to the world?

ACS International Schools has launched the ACS Global Citizens Awards to recognise, encourage and reward young people who have big dreams and are actively making a positive difference to their local and global communities. To enter, tell us how you feel you are making a difference, and who will benefit from your activities.

One book, one pen, one child and one teacher can change the world.

Malala Yousafzai, 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
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Two top prizes of £1000, to be split between an individual child and their school.

  • There are two award categories: ages 9 – 11 (Year 5 and 6) and 12 – 14 (Years 7 to 9), each with a £1000 prize.
  • To enter, students must describe in no more than 500 words how they are supporting the cause, challenge or charity they are championing.
  • ‘Team’ entries are welcome, however the entry must be authored and submitted by a single student on behalf of the team.
  • Students must be living or studying within Greater London, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire or Surrey.
  • The £1000 prize for each category will be split between winning student and their school, each receiving £500.
  • Students will be required to use their prize money for the benefit of the cause they are supporting, and to confirm how this has been accomplished.
  • Entries must be submitted by midnight 22nd February 2019. Winners will be announced on 21st March 2018.
  • Winners will be selected by a panel of judges including the Heads at ACS International Schools three UK campuses; Cobham, Egham and Hillingdon
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Tips for entry

  • Judges are looking for students who are making a positive difference to their local and global communities
  • As part of their submission, students must demonstrate how they are making a positive difference, what their activity is, how it will be achieved and who will benefit as a result
  • Volunteering at a local community group; fundraising for charity; working towards a challenge such as Duke of Edinburgh or World Challenge, are all eligible activities
  • To qualify, activities must be taking place during 2017, 2018 or 2019.

ACS Global Citizens Awards Entry Form

Please complete the form below to submit your entry.

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Global citizenship is...

  • When someone of any shape, race or gender is kind and helpful to strangers and each other
  • When the people of the world act as neighbours and are respectful to everyone
  • Somebody who cares about their environment and the environment around the world.

Source: Loughborough University, Global Citizenship; Youth Perspectives.