Nominate students who create positive impacts

The Humanity Award recognizes students from Primary Four to Six or aged 9 to 12 who lend a helping hand and give back to the community. The Award recognizes compassionate students who put thoughts into positive actions and inspired our community to do more good. 


About The Humanity Award

Founder of The Fred Hollows Foundation, Professor Fred Hollows, dedicated his life to helping and empowering others to help themselves and restoring sight to some of the world’s poorest people.
I believe the basic attribute of mankind is to look after each other.
- Professor Fred Hollows, Founder of The Fred Hollows Foundation

The Humanity Award recognises Upper Primary students who follow in Fred’s footsteps by making a positive difference in the community. 

Since 2012, the Award has acknowledged more than 3,000 primary school students in Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong.

CLICK HERE and be inspired by our 2023 Junior Ambassadors. ​

How can schools or parents nominate students for The Humanity Award? 
The Award welcomes all P4 to P6 students (9 to 12 years of age) to enter. We welcome both individual and group nominations – all nominations will be assessed together.

School principals, teachers, social workers, parents and guardians are encouraged to nominate more than one student or student group.

Each nomination should be accompanied by a submission showing how the student/s made a positive contribution to the community. Please provide information or images (if appropriate), to support the submission. 

What are the award criterias?
Students should be able to demonstrate one positive action they have done for the community in the past year. The student’s actions should have brought positive impacts for society and demonstrated at least one of the values, upheld by our founder Professor Fred Hollows:

- Ambassador of Action: Action oriented - show proactiveness and initiative
- Ambassador of Collaboration: Collaborate with others to bring about change 
- Ambassador of Empowerment: Uplift and empower others to help themselves
- Ambassador of Integrity: Show responsibility and standing up for what's right and what's fair
- The Fred Hollows Eye Health Ambassador: a commitment to care for and promote community eye health
- Junior Ambassador
What do Humanity Award participants receive?
All Humanity Award Ambassadors will each receive a trophy, medal and certificate. 

Students with inspiring actions will be named as Students of Merit. 

All participants will receive a Fred Hollows Humanity Award Certificate to recognise their positive impacts. 

All participants will automatically join the Humanity Award Alumni – a global circle of young people who give back to the community.

How to apply?
1. Fill out the online application form here.
2. Download the application form and email to [email protected] or mail to: 
Room 1005, 10/F,
OfficePlus @Prince Edward,
794-802 Nathan Road

Application deadline:
10th May 2024

Email: [email protected]   
Phone: 36146240

2022 Humanity Awards

Did you know? 

The Fred Hollows Humanity Award has been recognised for
Outstanding Achievement in The Australian Charity Awards in 2018!