The Treasure Earth Care Prize
I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a pebble across the waters to create many ripples.
There is a light in this world, a healing spirit more powerful than any darkness we may encounter. We sometimes lose sight of this power when there is suffering, too much pain. Then suddenly, the spirit will emerge through the lives of ordinary people who hear a call and answer in extraordinary ways.
The Care Prizes
Treasure Earth takes a broader and holistic view of care as the glue that cements family and the fabric of society together. We believe it is precisely the type of care that is required to sustain peace, CSR, Planet Earth and our future, and which is why our Prizes and in particular our Care Prize will focus on youth.
Representative of that broader vision our Treasure Earth Care Prize will be our first and flagship prize awarded across 8 x prize categories for innovative and holistic projects demonstrating notable success and enduring outcomes addressing a selection of the critical issues facing youth today in the following areas:
Prizes will be awarded for innovative and holistic projects combining as broad a collaboration as feasible combining families, community, government, business, education, Health-care, the Church, NGOs, sport, the arts, media (the list is by no means exhaustive) in a collective partnership and demonstrating notable success in addressing those critical issues through outreach, engagement and enduring outcomes.
1. Ruby Prize
For pre and post natal support for newborns and their parents.
2. Topaz Prize
For pioneering and ground breaking research into the prevention of premature births and infant mortality
3. Amber Prize
For sensitive, non-judgemental, impartial counselling for teenage and young fathers and young mothers introducing the choices, options and support for alternatives to abortion for unplanned pregnancy.
Treasure Earth takes no position politically or otherwise. Nor do we judge or seek to influence decisions. We take an empathic and caring stance respecting the right of individuals to make their own unimpeded decisions and to that end we strive to provide alternatives and balance to enable individuals to make informed choice.
4. Emerald Prize
Surviving Crisis – For projects addressing the challenges and consequences of clinical depression in youth such as homelessness, abandonment, runaways, suicide, breakdowns and self-harm.
5. Sapphire Prize
Rehabilitation from Addiction – For remedial care and curative mentoring for youth struggling to overcome drug and alcohol addiction and other dependencies.
6. Blue Diamond Prize
Addressing Gang Culture – For Outreach encouraging mediation and dialogue, identifying critical issues, to diffuse tensions, embracing accountability and life skills for reconciliation between Youth Gangs.
7. Amethyst Prize
Countering Bullying – Educational and counselling programmes targeting primary, secondary and tertiary educational institutions and the workplace addressing physical bullying and verbal off and online bullying, harassment and discrimination. Projects must include awareness raising, signals, detection, intervention, mediation and reconciliation techniques encouraging behavioural change and accountability from perpetrators and counselling for survivors.
8. The Signature Prize
In an increasingly high-tech, commercialised world we must cherish the value of the ‘human touch’ in care-led professional and personal roles that cannot be substituted by drugs or medication. The Signature Prize is awarded to and will be named after an individual who has shown exceptional lifelong care towards children and youth in both a professional and personal capacity.
The Care Prize Criteria
The Care Prize Awards will be held annually
The Prize competition dates to be announced soon
Criteria / submission will be available via the website
The Prize challenge is open to entrants and nominees who meet all the criteria
An expert panel will judge the Prize winners
The Prize Giving and Awards Ceremony date and venue to be announced soon