Kids & Teens Star Awards: what's involved

Find out how to nominate your child for a Kids & Teens Star Award, what they get in return and how your support helps.

How to nominate

There are two ways you can nominate children for an award:

Every child nominated as a Kids & Teens Star will receive an award, as long as they:

  • Are under 18 on the date of nomination and live in the UK
  • Have been treated for cancer in the past five years at the date of nomination
  • Have not received a Kids & Teens Star Award (or a Little Star Award as it was previously known) before

All Stars will receive a trophy, a certificate signed by celebrities and a £50 TK Maxx gift voucher. Their siblings will receive a certificate too.

How your support can help

After receiving the award, some families help us to raise awareness of childhood cancers and the Kids & Teens Star Awards. This can help highlight the importance of research and make our work relevant and compelling to the widest possible audience. Some families also play an important role in Cancer Research UK's fundraising too.

There is absolutely no obligation to take part in publicity in order to receive the award.

If you are happy to be involved, you might appear in the media identified by your name, town and age, possibly being photographed or filmed too. You would also need to be willing to speak about your child's illness and treatment and we recommend that you speak to other family members about this to ensure that everyone is comfortable.

We would only pass on your contact details to individual journalists with your consent and we'll do our best to make sure that anything we write about you is factually correct and, where possible, approved by you.

However, we do not have control over what journalists may write and we also hope you appreciate that it can still be very difficult to predict if this activity will result in coverage.

It is unusual for newspapers or broadcast journalists to pay families for telling their story - however some magazines may offer payment. If you are offered money for sharing your story and choose to accept, this would be an agreement between you and the media title. Cancer Research UK cannot get involved with negotiations.

How we store your information

Any information you provide will be stored in confidence and in line with our privacy policy. If you are not the parent or guardian of the child you are nominating, you must inform them of your intention and have their permission to proceed. The information that you provide will be used only to administer the Kids &Teens Star Award, unless you tell us that you are happy for your child to help with publicity and consent to details of your experience and names/pictures to be used for this purpose.

Find out more

For more information please call the Kids & Teens Star Awards team on 0845 600 4014 or email star@cancer.org.uk

 

Nominate a Star

Celebrate the courage of a child who's been diagnosed with cancer by nominating them for our Kids & Teens Star Awards, in partnership with TK Maxx.

Nominate online

 

Help for families

Talk to other families with children who have been diagnosed with cancer on our Cancer Chat forum.

Support us

With your help, we can find cures and kinder treatments for children with cancer.

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