Bethany Superhero Awards 2021

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 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.

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

Every child gets a certificate of participation. Children and their superheroes go in the running to win amazing prizes and experiences. All of the prizes are donated from local businesses. 

You can submit your nomination in the following ways:

Nominate your superhero online

Email your entry to events@bethany.org.au

Post your entry to Bethany Superhero Awards, Bethany Community Support, PO Box 324, North Geelong, 3215

Hand in your entry to Bethany Community Support’s head office at

16 Ballarat Road, Hamlyn Heights, 3215

Every child and their superhero can win amazing prizes

Children entering the awards go in the running to win some terrific prizes, donated by some of Geelong and Warrnambool’s family friendly businesses including:

  • Adventure Park
  • Dizzy Toys
  • Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village
  • Geelong Cats game at GMHBA stadium
  • Sea All Dolphin Swim
  • Swim Sport & Lesiure, City of Greater Geelong
  • Museum of Play and Art
  • Village Cinemas Geelong

Learning activity: Superheroes teach children about courage and resilience

If the past 12 months has taught us anything, it’s the power of courage and resilience. Children and families have navigated the challenges of remote learning, social distancing and being away from friends.

Despite incredible challenges, as a community we banded together and helped each other through. We showed courage. We showed just how resilient we are. We showed that anyone one of us can be an everyday hero.

Download learning resources

We’ve developed fun activities and lesson plans your teaching staff can use to speak about the awards. The plans align to the Department of Education’s Respectful Relationships curriculum and other resilience based education programs. 

Download resources as a Superhero Awards supporter

Download social media tiles and suggested copy, and flyers you can print and display at your school, business or organisation.

Superhero Awards event details

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.

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Thanks to our community partners

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