Pierre de Coubertin Awards

Mount St Benedict Student receives Pierre de Coubertin Award from
Olympian James Chapman, Dual Olympian (Rowing), London 2012 Silver Medallist.


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. Of interest is the number of recipients who have gone on to represent Australia at the Olympic, Youth Olympic and Paralympic Games. 

These include 2012 Olympic Silver Medallists Kim Crow, Jessica Fox and Nina Curtis and Youth Olympians Luke Noblett, Annalese Smith and Clair Dennerley.

Each year, secondary school teachers are invited to nominate one recipient for the Pierre de Coubertin Award from year 11 or 12 (Year 10 if Central Schools).



  • Nominations are open all year round.
  • In order to attend the awards ceremony or if you aren’t available to attend though would like your student certificates posted this year, the online section requires to be completed two weeks prior to the awards ceremony, otherwise certificates will be posted in 2015.
  • The 2014 theme is; ‘Youth and the future of Olympism in a digital world’ (how do we engage youth online to be active offline).



2014 Theme:

Youth and the future of Olympism in a digital world.   

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

Prior to nomination, teachers must 'sign up' with Olympic Education and can do so at the top right hand side of this website. 

 To nominate a student, please click here.

The pinnacle of the Awards is the opportunity to represent Australia at the International Pierre de Coubertin Youth Forum, held every two years. 

The Pierre de Coubertin Awards are managed and delivered by the State Olympic Councils.