Bethany Superhero Awards 2021: competition details

The Bethany Superhero Awards aim to engage and educate primary school aged children about the importance of respectful, caring relationships and how to identify positive role models in their lives.

From Monday 10 May – Friday 28 May, primary school aged children in Greater Geelong and Warrnambool are encouraged to nominate someone they admire – their everyday superhero – for the Bethany Superhero Awards. Their special person could be a family member, friend, teacher, coach, or someone in their community.

Teachers are encouraged to engage with their students in an activity in the classroom. Teachers can use this activity as opportunities to develop students’ writing, literacy or creative skills. The completed activity can be a child’s nomination for the Bethany Superhero Awards.

How to enter

Children can nominate in two categories:

  • family and friends
  • teachers, coaches and community

To enter, child can write a story, poem, draw pictures, or use video or photographs to describe what their special person means to them.

View entry terms and conditions.

Your class can win an exclusive experience prize at GMHBA Stadium

By entering the Bethany Superhero Awards, your classroom will go in the running to win an exclusive classroom experience from Kardinia Park Stadium Trust, including:

  • A behind-the-scenes tour of the GMHBA Stadium
  • A special experience led by the very knowledgeable Geelong Cat Mascot
  • A fun, creative activity to welcome AFL players to the stadium
  • Plus much more for you and your classmates!

Lesson plans and other resources

We’ve developed some fun activities and lesson plans that teachers can use to speak about the awards and encourage children to enter the competition. The plans align to the Department of Education’s Respectful Relationships curriculum and other resilience based education programs. 

Download the lesson plans:


Grades 1 and 2:

Grades 3 and 4:

Grades 5 and 6:

Other resources:

How the judging process works

To ensure all entries are judged fairly, we group entry categories by age. Your child can enter in one of these categories:

  • Prep – Grade 2
  • Grades 3 – 4
  • Grades 5 – 6

Of the finalists from Greater Geelong and Warrnambool, judges will select three winners:

  • Superhero Award – Family and friends
  • Superhero Award – Teachers, coaches and community
  • Superhero of the Year – An overall winner chosen from all entries.

Winners are announced at the Bethany Superhero Awards event

We’ve postponed the Bethany Superhero Awards that was planned for June 18, in light of the latest Victorian Government restrictions.

We’ll make decisions on how the awards might go ahead as government provides new advice on hosting events safely. We hope to provide a new update on June 3 when this lockdown is scheduled to end.

Thank-you for your patience – we hope we can celebrate our local heroes soon.

Winners of the 2021 Bethany Superhero Awards will be announced at a special event at the Geelong Regional Library and Heritage Centre.

Allira Potter, proud Yorta Yorta woman and Geelong businesswoman, will host the awards.

She is an empowerment and mindset coach, and public speaker. Her coaching practice focuses on cultural awareness and education, where she aims to promote diversity in the wellbeing coaching industry.

At the awards ceremony, winners will be presented with prizes and experiences donated by local businesses.

Superhero Awards ceremony 2020: Samantha Krajina announcing the news to winners Tilly Crowe and her mother Tara Knevitt.

Thanks to our community partners

Thank you to our community partners who make the Bethany Superhero Awards possible.