Awards 2019

Each year, Wards officially recognise the efforts and achievements of exceptional children, their families and the charities that support them.

Nominations are now closed! This year's event will be held at the Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel on

Friday 1st November

Recognising amazing children in Kent

Together with Kent Online and the Kent Community Fund, Wards celebrate the triumphs of inspiring youngsters in music, sport and the arts, alongside those amazing children who’ve performed an outstanding act of bravery while enduring illness or disability. Not to mention, we celebrate the incredible families behind these awesome young people.

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Annual Children’s Awards categories

Triumph Over Adversity

An award that celebrates children working to overcome severe disabilities and illnesses. This category is awarded in three age groups: 0 – 5, 6 – 11 and 12 –16.

Going for Gold

Despite disability, this award honours the kids who’ve made great achievements in sports, music, visual or performing arts.

Courageous Family

This award applauds the amazing families coping with severe illness or disability and overcoming adversity together.

Young Fundraiser

This award recognises the child or group of children who have gone over and above to raise money for charity.

Exceptional Carer

This category commends the brilliant young carers looking after other family members.

Outstanding Charity

Here we reward charitable and voluntary groups who support children facing challenges in their life.

Brave & Courageous

AKA, The Superhero Award – this category honours the children who’ve triumphed in the face of an emergency and shown incredible bravery and resourcefulness.

How do I enter?

If you want to nominate a special child, group of children, amazing family or charitable organisation who’ve done something incredible, you can do so from 29th May 2019.

You’ve got until 19th July to register, with the winners being invited to the glitzy Hollywood-themed event on 1st November to receive their awards and prizes.

nominations are now closed

Highlights from last year

Children’s Awards Prizes

Our amazing award-winners receive some wonderful prizes from Wards. Here are some of our previous winners.

Ella Louise Mcgown

Ella Louise McGown

Winners of the 2019 Triumph over adversity category.


Harvey Parsloe

2019's Brave and Courageous winner.

William Hopkins

William Hopkins

William, our Going for Gold winner.