Awards Categories, Criteria, Rules and Process

The Dreamers Awards recognise our exceptional clubs for their dedication and commitment to youth development in their communities.

The Awards are a superb opportunity to celebrate the significant contribution made by SAAYC members, and to share their achievements for the wider benefit of communities.

Through the awards, SAAYC intends:

  • to encourage all youth clubs to go beyond their reason for existence and instill the value of youth work among young people;
  • to promote, encourage and strengthen youth clubs initiatives;
  • to honor, acknowledge, and highlight youth clubs commitment and excellence in their diverse work

Submissions close at 4pm on Friday 10 January 2020. All shortlisted nominees will be assessed using various methods including videos, site visit and other methods deemed necessary by the judges. All shortlisted nominees will be invited to the awards ceremony on the evening of Friday 27 March 2020.

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Categories for Dreamers Awards

The award categories recognise the diverse ways in which our Clubs delivers excellence to youth and communities. The following are the categories for 2019/20 Dreamers Awards

  1. ICTage Programme
  2. Tswelo Pele Social Entrepreneurship
  3. Educational and Social Programmes
  4. Sports
  5. Arts
  6. Mokoka Wa Seshabela Award* (special award from Chairman)

*Overall Winner.

Prizes:

  • 2nd Runner Up Receives
    • Certificate of honour & Prize money to the value of R3 500
    • Gift hamper from a sponsor.
  • 1st Runner Up Receives
    • Certificate of honour & Prize money to the value of R4 500
    • Gift hamper from a sponsor.
  • Main Winners Receives
    • Certificate of honour, Prize money to the value of R10 000,
    • Dreamers Award
    • 1 Year Mentorship
    • Gift hamper from a sponsor.

Category criteria

Each nomination must comply with criteria specific to the submission category. Judges will be looking for examples of how nominees have gone above and beyond their responsibilities to deliver excellence and reflecting our values of Youth Centred, Equal Treatment, Professionalism, Quality and Accountability. The work undertaken should have taken place between 01 April 2019 and 3 January 2020.

1. Social Entrepreneurship Award
This award will honour youth groups that perform community work with a spirit of entrepreneurship for the sustainability of their clubs and creating employment opportunities among youth.

Judges will be looking for evidence of:

  • Uniqueness and Innovativeness of Product/Service
  • Entrepreneurial Mindset and Attitude
  • Business Performance (i.e. sales)
  • Positive Impact on and Contribution to the Community.

Business Growth Potential.

2. ICTage Clubs Programme
The award honors youth clubs who are impact driven, rooted within the community and are an inspiration to the community in line with the 4th Industrial Revolution programmes; the youth club’s interventions should be responding to the needs and challenges facing young people in the community that they operate the use of technology

Judges will be looking for evidence of:

  • Uniqueness and Innovativeness of ICT related programme
  • Entrepreneurial mindset and attitude towards the 4th Industrial Revolution
  • Number of CISCO accredited certificates offered
  • Positive Impact on and contribution to the Community.
  • Business Growth Potential.
3. Sports
The relationship between sport and the promotion of health and well-being is undisputed. Participating in sport can improve the quality of life of individuals and communities, promote social inclusion, improve health, counter anti-social behaviour, raise individual self-esteem and confidence, and widen horizons. SAAYC endorses the important role sport has and continues to play in enhancing individual and community development and as such encourages youth groups who have excelled in the promotion of sports competitively, and to improve health and well-being. (e.g. various sports and games and health ad well-being initiatives.)

Judges will be looking for evidence of:

  • Achieved profile for sporting excellence.
  • Contribution to increased/sustained participation in a sport within the community.
  • Commitment to providing access and opportunities to young people around the community.
  • Development of innovative partnerships/practice/sponsorship.
  • Success in lifting the profile of a sport and sports in general;

Informing and involving the public on issues that affect the health and well-being of young people

4. Arts Award
This award will recognise excellence within youth groups, which exhibits the highest level of skills, performance, and dedication of art. (e.g. drama, general music, dance, poetry, fine arts, literature.)

Judges will be looking for evidence of:

  • Other awards, honours received throughout the year
  • Outstanding performance, provincial, national level.
  • Evidence of positive impact through the implementation of a community arts programme.
  • Number of young people reached through the programme
  • Programme’s growth potential
5. Education and Social Programmes
This award will honour youth groups that perform community work that displays outstanding commitment through their efforts. This must be supported by evidence-based impact such as improved services, etc. (e.g. Education support, substance abuse, health care services, Social Crimes and etc)

Judges will be looking for evidence of:

  • An outstanding commitment to continuous quality improvement and evidence of results. How has it improved care, experience and efficiency?
  • An innovative approach to work and positive influencers for change, learning and
  • Implementation of a diverse range of services contributing to improving young people’s lives.
  • Outstanding enthusiasm and commitment to education and development the community.

Evaluation or positive feedback from communities and beneficiaries

6. Mokoka Wa Seshabela Award
The award honors the overall best performing youth club which is impact driven, rooted within the community and is an inspiration to the community; the youth club’s interventions should be responding to the needs and challenges facing young people in the community that they operate in

Judges will be looking for evidence of:

  • Period of club involvement with social activities within the community
  • Liaison and communication abilities
  • Impact on participation for their work
  • Outstanding contribution within the community and surrounding areas
  • Clubs that have completed the tasks as per their club assessment templates.

The Rules

Applications for the SAAYC Dreamers Awards 2020 are subject to the following rules. 

  1. Submissions for the SAAYC Dreamers Awards recognise SAAYC members in good standing only.
  2. Submissions are submitted via the online form found at https://form.myjotform.com/SAAYC312/dreamers-awards-nomination-form by the closing date of Monday 10 January 2020 (4pm). The pdf submission form can also be downloaded from saayc.co.za (only electronic copies will be accepted)
  3. The work included in the nomination must have been undertaken at least in part between 01 April 2019 and 3 January 2020.
  4. Please note all nominees should consent to their nomination and outcome to be publicised. This might involve articles in the local media and social media
  5. Wherever possible, photographs of club members should be supplied with nomination forms for use in publicity. This is not an essential requirement at this stage. Photographs should be supplied in jpg
  6. Entries must adhere with the strict word limit on the form. Any wording over and above the word limit will be cut off and not considered by the shortlisting and judging
  7. Entries cannot be amended or accepted after the entry deadline has
  8. The same entry may not be submitted for more than one
  9. If the awards’ organising team determine an entry submitted for one category is of greater relevance to another category, they might re-categorise that
  10. The awards’ organising team reserves the right to withdraw incomplete entries as well as those which are considered inappropriate as a result of ethical or factual
  11. All nominees who are shortlisted must supply a photograph of the club members (if not already supplied) for use at the awards
  12. The clubs shortlisted must be available for filming at one of the dates that will be provided. Films will be shown at the awards ceremony and on social
  13. The contact details contained in entries will not be shared outside SAAYC, unless permission is granted by the club.
  14. Details of nominations may be publicised in the local media with the consent of the club, including films and photos – please indicate on the form if this is not acceptable.
  15. Details of all winners will be provided to the local media along with photographs taken at the awards
  16. Finalists and winners will be expected to help others learn from their work throughout the next financial year.
  17. All nominations are judged by a panel of judges (except for the Mokoka Wa Seshabela Award which is selected by the Board chair and Executive Director).
  18. Shortlisted nominees will be invited to attend the awards ceremony on Friday 27 March 2020. Finalists will receive certificates. Winners will receive trophies and prices.
  19. All unsuccessful nominees will receive a thank you letter from our Executive Director.
  20. The judges’ decision is final.
Please read these carefully before proceeding to the submission form.
  1. Submissions for the SAAYC Dreamers Awards recognise SAAYC members in good standing only.
  2. Submissions are submitted via the online form found at https://form.myjotform.com/SAAYC312/dreamers-awards-nomination-form by the closing date of Monday 10 January 2020 (4pm). The pdf submission form can also be downloaded from saayc.co.za (only electronic copies will be accepted)
  3. The work included in the nomination must have been undertaken at least in part between 01 April 2019 and 3 January 2020.
  4. Please note all nominees should consent to their nomination and outcome to be publicised. This might involve articles in the local media and social media
  5. Wherever possible, photographs of club members should be supplied with nomination forms for use in publicity. This is not an essential requirement at this stage. Photographs should be supplied in jpg
  6. Entries must adhere with the strict word limit on the form. Any wording over and above the word limit will be cut off and not considered by the shortlisting and judging
  7. Entries cannot be amended or accepted after the entry deadline has
  8. The same entry may not be submitted for more than one
  9. If the awards’ organising team determine an entry submitted for one category is of greater relevance to another category, they might re-categorise that
  10. The awards’ organising team reserves the right to withdraw incomplete entries as well as those which are considered inappropriate as a result of ethical or factual
  11. All nominees who are shortlisted must supply a photograph of the club members (if not already supplied) for use at the awards
  12. The clubs shortlisted must be available for filming at one of the dates that will be provided. Films will be shown at the awards ceremony and on social
  13. The contact details contained in entries will not be shared outside SAAYC, unless permission is granted by the club.
  14. Details of nominations may be publicised in the local media with the consent of the club, including films and photos – please indicate on the form if this is not acceptable.
  15. Details of all winners will be provided to the local media along with photographs taken at the awards
  16. Finalists and winners will be expected to help others learn from their work throughout the next financial year.
  17. All nominations are judged by a panel of judges (except for the Mokoka Wa Seshabela Award which is selected by the Board chair and Executive Director).
  18. Shortlisted nominees will be invited to attend the awards ceremony on Friday 27 March 2020. Finalists will receive certificates. Winners will receive trophies and prices.
  19. All unsuccessful nominees will receive a thank you letter from our Executive Director.
  20. The judges’ decision is final.
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