• Grandparents Day Magazine's 2018 Grandparent of the year award

    Nominations are now open for the annual Australian Grandparent of the Year Award.

    The Grandparent Of The Year Award (GOTYA) has been designed to raise the profile of grandparents in Australia by recognising the extraordinary contribution by a Grandparent to the family and the community.

    How to enter?
    * Anyone can nominate a suitable candidate.
    * Entry is via the Official Entry Form which can be found on the Grandparents Day Magazine website –
    * Entries must be the original work of the author, consisting of 500 words or less about “Why (my) Grandparent should be Australia’s Grandparent of the Year OR Community Service Grandparent Of The Year”.
    A brief overview of the nominee, highlighting their outstanding attributes along with examples citing the long-term benefits of the nominee’s contribution to the family and the community should be included.
    * Nominations must be received no later than midnight on Thursday 27 September 2018 (AEST) at Winners will be announced on Wednesday, 31 October 2018. 

    A ‘Grandparent’ is defined as any older adult who fulfils a Grandparenting or senior citizen mentor role for a child. A familial relationship is not necessary to meeting this requirement.

    Posted on 20 July, 2018