The Scottish Parent Awards 2019

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 Parent Network Scotland is a Scottish Charity that supports and develops the aspiration of parents to be the best they can be.  We know that parents are the most important role models for their children, and with the right support they can create a happy and enjoyable home environment, as well as a thriving community.

We believe that raising awareness of the good work that parents and carers put into making communities strong and resilient is worth celebrating.  We want to recognise the skills and drive of parents and carers, in making Scotland what it is – a fantastic place to grow up.

The Scottish Parent Awards is an annual celebration of this contribution in Scotland.

Guidelines for nominations: 

Nominations can be made by any individual, organisation or community group.  The deadline for nominations for the 2019 Scottish Parent Awards is 5.00 pm on 26th April 2019You can download our nomination form here and submit it to [email protected] on completion.

Our panel of independent judges will include members of our own Parents’ Voice. They will decide on the winners in each category.  The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on 17th May 2019 at Glasgow City Chambers.

When making your nominations please consider the following:

  • Be clear which award category you are nominating a parent or carer for
  • Keep to the word count outlined in the nomination form
  • Photos and videos can be used as part of your nomination
  • Nominations must be submitted to [email protected]by 5.00pm on 26th April 2019.

We look forward to hearing your nomination stories. Remember to tell us as much information as possible to give your nominees the best possible chance of winning.

If you have any questions, please contact Doreen at [email protected]

Scottish Parent Awards Nomination Categories

Community Parent

This award is presented to a parent who has shown great commitment to serving their community whilst making positive changes to support others.

Do you know someone who has gone that extra mile for their own community, family or organisation?  How have they encouraged others to join them in their journey?  Your nominee may have participated in local community action or been an active citizen

Parenting Group

This award is presented to a community group who are involved in local activities for the good of others in their community.


Nominations are for all groups who are active in their community.  It could be any type of parenting group e.g. Dad’s group, a parent school group or a toddler and baby group.  The nominated groups will have connected with and made a difference to their local community.


The Early Years

This award is presented to young parents who have shown great potential whilst on their parenting journey.


The panel are looking for nominations of young parents up to the age of 25.  Have you been inspired or motivated by any young parents? Do you recognise great potential and want to shine a light on their contribution to their community?  Nominate now!


Dads Do It!

This award is presented to a dad who is making an impact in his community.


Our panel want to hear from you if you know of a Dad who has made a positive difference to their community or to others.


Grandparents Rock!

This award is presented to grannies and granddads alike who are supporting families and impacting their community.


Our panel want to hear about all the amazing Grans, Grannies, Nans, Nanas, Grandads, Grandas, Papas and Gramps who have been busy supporting their local community.  Nominate now if you know of any inspiring Grandparents that have made a positive difference to their community

PnP2P (supporting additional needs)

The Parent Network Parent to Parent award is presented to a carer or parent who is supporting caring responsibilities whilst making an impact in others.


Do you know of any carers who have made a positive difference to their community? Have they proactively reached out and engaged with others to inspire and motivate? Or perhaps they have supported parents and other carers to become empowered about their life choices?


Active Parent

This award is presented to a parent who has shown enthusiasm and drive in getting others active.


Parents do a lot in their communities and have lots of energy.  We are looking for someone who is active and keeps everyone else going whilst contributing to Scotland’s health and wellbeing.


Scottish Parent Award of the Year

This overall award will be presented to the person who has made a huge impact not only in their own family but also in their own community or organisation.  Nominations from all other categories will be eligible for this award and the panel will decide on the overall winner.