You can win an award while making a difference. The following are a few cool awards for you to research, model, and to GO FOR! Good luck!!!
Amazing Kids: http://www.amazing-kids.org/contests.htm Celebrating the Achievements of Children, contest listings vary with prize awards specific to each contest.
Hands On Network/Points of Light: http://www.pointsoflight.org/awards/
The awards and recognition programs of the Points of Light Foundation celebrate the success of volunteers and spotlight the impact that various individuals, groups, businesses and families have made in their communities. Daily Recognition Awards for individuals groups; yearly Recognition awards honor a business' overall employee volunteer effort, including the actual service projects, program policies and corporate vision that support those volunteer activities. They also sponsor a monetary National Family Volunteer Award.
Their Extra Mile honors passionary pioneers of national significance.
Ashoka http://www.ashoka.org/visionaris In 2004, Ashoka partnered with UBS, the largest Swiss bank and world’s leading wealth manager, to create the Visionaris Social Entrepreneurship Awards. Through three national Visionaris Awards, UBS and Ashoka recognize and support the work of leading social entrepreneurs in Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico. Ashoka also awards fellowships for social entrepreneurs.
Civic Ventures http://www.civicventures.org/ Award 5 $100,000 awards to exceptional people over 60; also awards eight 25,000 grants to community colleges preparing people 50 .
Free the Slaves http://www.freetheslaves.net Annual Freedom Awards for recognition of work in stopping slavery around the world
Make A Difference Day—sponsored by USA Today and Newman’s Own: http://www.usaweekend.com/diffday/ Make A Difference Day volunteers are eligible to receive $100,000 in charitable awards donated by Newman's Own.
President's Volunteer Service Awards
http://www.presidentialserviceawards.gov/tg/pvsainfo/dspAboutAwards.cfm, started by President George W. Bush, partners with over 77,000 leadership organizations and have recognized over 400,000 individuals, families, and groups that have achieved a certain standard – measured by the number of hours served over a 12-month period or cumulative hours earned over the course of a lifetime.
Skoll Foundation Awards for Social Entrepreneurship http://www.skollfoundation.org/skollawards/index.asp; has awarded over $16 million for Social Entrepreneurship support social entrepreneurs whose work has the potential for large-scale influence on critical challenges of our time: tolerance and human rights, health, economic and social equity, peace and security, institutional responsibility, and environmental sustainability.
Tech Awards: http://www.techawards.org/ awards for world-impacting innovation through technology, The Tech Awards are presented in five categories: Health, Education, Environment, Economic Development, and Equality. Three Laureates in each category are honored and one Laureate per category receives $50,000.
Well Done Awards http://www.welldoneawards.com/
The Well Done Awards recognize people who have made a difference. They celebrate the amazing things God has done through His people. Recipients of the yearly award are publicly recognized and awarded a trophy to commemorate their contribution in improving our world.