Pierre de Coubertin Awards

The Pierre de Coubertin Award recognises secondary school students who demonstrate values which are consistent with the Olympic Movement through participation in sporting activities.

More than 13,000 young Australians have received the Award since its inception in 1993 including 2012 London Olympic Silver Medallists Kim Crow (Rowing), Jessica Fox (Canoe/Kayak – Slalom) and Nina Curtis (Sailing), London 2012 Bronze Medallist Kaarlie McCulloch (Cycling - Track) and Youth Olympians Luke Noblett (Hockey), Annalese Smith (Handball) and Clair Dennerley (Handball). 

Each year, secondary school teachers are invited to nominate one recipient for the Pierre de Coubertin Award from year 11 or 12.

Teachers can review the criteria for the Awards - Pierre de Coubertin Selection Criteria

To nominate a student:

  1. Sign Up (click on the link in the top right corner).

  2. Once you have signed up; login, click here and complete the online nomination form. 

  3. Once submitted an acknowledgement screen will appear. You will also receive an automatic reply email with attachments providing details on the artwork/literary piece submission, State Presentation and the 2015 International Youth Forum.

(If you don’t receive a confirmation please email pdc@olympics.com.au*). 

*Please note, the Presentation ceremony dates for the 2015 Pierre de Coubertin Awards vary between States. Additionally, some States accept nominations and will send Awards via mail after the State presentation ceremonies.

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Literary / Artistic Work Theme

The student must submit a piece of work (literary or artistic) which demonstrates / depicts an appreciation of Olympism. Participation in sport is a core value of the Olympic Games, in 2015 we ask each nominee to share one or more Olympic moments that epitomises this for you.

  • Literary – Maximum of 250 words (typed).
  • Artistic – Maximum 64cm x 45cm (or equivalent in three dimensional context).

Literary or artistic works will remain the property of the Australian Olympic Committee, and where appropriate will be published in official publications.