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Requirements

In our mission to support life-changing work for children, we seek out only the most effective changemakers for children worldwide. To help us maintain this gold standard, all Nominees must meet these minimum requirements.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Nominees must have an existing nonprofit, not-for-profit, NGO, or charity organization in good standing. The organization must be able to receive grant funds if the Nominee is Awarded.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
  2. Nominee must be the founder, co-founder, or visionary leader responsible for the organization's success and growth. Volunteers and paid staff, including the organization's executive director, are not qualified for an Award.                                                                                                                                                                        
  3. Nominee’s organization must be entirely focused on helping children, especially vulnerable children. Organizations serving a substantial number of adults, while wonderful in their own right, do not align with this mission and may be disqualified.                                                                                                                                                                                                          
  4. Nominees must do this work over and above their normal employment. Alternatively, the Nominee must work for little or no pay.                                                                                                                                                                     
  5. World of Children excludes any work designed to specifically advance any one religion or political position. The Board of Governors of World of Children reserves the right to exclude Nominations it deems to be religious or political in nature.                                                                                                                                                                  
  6. The organization led by the Nominee in the categories of Education, Health, Humanitarian, or Protection Awards must have been registered as a nonprofit, not-for-profit, NGO, or charity organization for a minimum of 10 years. Nominees with organizations having less than a 10-year history will be disqualified. (**See exception pertaining to the Youth Award below**)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
  7. Individuals nominated for the Education, Health, Humanitarian, or Protection Awards must have been doing this work with their organization for a minimum of 10 years. Nominees with less than 10 years of work will be disqualified. (**See exception pertaining to the Youth Award below**)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
  8. Nominees must have full knowledge that they are being nominated. We strongly recommend that the person you are nominating and the related organization assist you in completing the nomination form.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
  9. Nominees must be available to participate the Annual Awards Ceremony held in New York City, USA, on November 1, 2018, if he/she is selected as an Honoree. Travel and accommodations will be arranged and paid for by World of Children.                                                                                                                                                          
  10. Nominees must be nominated for one Award only. Individuals submitted for multiple categories will be disqualified.                                                                                                                                                                         
  11. Only one individual from an organization can be nominated. If multiple individuals are nominated from the same organization, World of Children retains the right to select which Nomination Form/application to review, solely at its discretion.                                                                                                                                                                          

SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS FOR YOUTH AWARD NOMINEES:

  1. Youth Nominees can be nominated for the Youth Award only, and must be under the age of 21 by the nomination submission deadline to be eligible.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
  2. The organization led by the Nominee in the Youth Award category must have been registered as a nonprofit, not-for-profit, NGO, or charity organization for a minimum of 3 years. Youth Nominees with organizations having less than a 3-year history will be disqualified.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
  3. Individuals nominated for the Youth Award must have been doing this work with their organization for a minimum of 3 years. Youth Nominees with less than 3 years of work will be disqualified.                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

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