Thank you to everyone who entered the first World Cerebral Palsy Day Awards. We received an overwhelming response, with 114 high quality entries.
The Awards showcase the best examples of projects or campaigns that have created real progress to improve the lives of people with cerebral palsy – at a community, national or international level.
It was wonderful to see the scope and vision of the work that is being achieved by individuals and organizations to improve the lives of children and adults with cerebral palsy and their families.
We are grateful for the work of all our nominees and hope that you will be part of the Awards again in 2018. You are all stars for CP!
Major Prizes of $2,000 and Merit Prizes of $1,000 were awarded across the 6 categories. They all represent achievements with clear goals, measurable outcomes, and lasting benefits for people with cerebral palsy. We are delighted to share these success stories with you.
Many of the projects received Honorable Mentions and everyone who entered received a Certificate of Participation.
Major Award Winners
The 2017 World Cerebral Palsy Day Public Awareness Award winner, Purple Field Production’s film titled Lisilojulikana (The Unknown), aims to combat the fear and superstition attached to children with cerebral palsy in Kenya and elsewhere in Africa.
When planning to develop a Bangladesh Cerebral Palsy Register, the team behind it didn’t realize how much more their project would achieve. Their excellent work has been recognized with the World Cerebral Palsy Day Medical Therapeutic Award.
World Cerebral Palsy Day 2017 Civil Rights Award Winner, Malini Chib has used her personal experience living with cerebral palsy to change the way disability is viewed in India, and right around the world.
Merit Award Winners
When one mother of a child with cerebral palsy decided to tackle negative perceptions surrounding the condition, the people of Kenya found resistance was futile.
Every 22 hours, a baby is born with cerebral palsy in the Netherlands. Approximately 50 per cent of all children in the Dutch pediatric rehabilitation system have cerebral palsy.
About the World Cerebral Palsy Day Awards
The World Cerebral Palsy Day Awards are for projects or campaigns that have created real progress to improve the lives of people with cerebral palsy.
They are open to individuals and not-for-profit organizations from any country in the world.
There are 6 categories. Each reflects a key issue that affects the lives and aspirations of people with cerebral palsy:
Download the World Cerebral Palsy Day Awards 2017 Media Release [PDF]