A valued part of The Smith Family

Awards and Competitions


Make a Difference Award Nomination - Print&Fill or Online

Make a Difference Award Nomination Process

National President's Award Nomination - Information / Form (closed)

George Forbes Award Nomination (National Council Only) - Print&Fill or Online (closed)


NEW Competition - Make a Spectacle Competition

For details and how to enter see below



"Making a Difference" Awards

Is there a member of your club deserving of national recognition? If so we would like to hear about them.

VIEW National Executive and National Council are inviting all clubs to recognise and acknowledge a member who is living our VIEW values by nominating them for a “Making a Difference” Award.

On a quarterly basis members will receive a letter of acknowledgement from VIEW Executive, be recognised on the VIEW website and will be added to our VIEW member honour roll at National Convention.

Nomination Criteria

A member who is role modelling one or more of VIEW’s values above and beyond the normal expectations:

Inclusive and welcoming                       Diverse and respecting
Supportive and caring                           Locally focused while nationally active
Collaborative and future looking


A member who has made a significant contribution to VIEW’s vision and mission.

Vision: Women creating and leading a more inclusive Australian society

Mission: As a leading voice and valued support network for women VIEW actively raises awareness of, and participates in, the work of The Smith Family.

Club Nomination Process

I. Club members discuss and decide on a suitable member nominee.

II. Club completes the Nomination form

III. Club sends the completed Nomination form together with a high resolution photo of the nominee – to view@thesmithfamily.com.au

See "Making a Difference" recognised recipients at Get Involved/Awards




Make a Spectacle Competition

Make a spectacle for you and your friends... as part of VIEW celebrating The Smith Family’s Centenary of commitment to improving the lives of Australian children.

Make them as colourful as you want, the sky's the limit.

Send your photo to view@thesmithfamily.com.au

Winners will be announced at National Convention 2022.

Entries will be shared on Facebook


Celebrating 100 years 

Categories: Most Colourful, Most Innovative, Most Humorous, and Best Group


Download and print 'actual' size.  There is a test square that should equal 2.5cm to ensure accurate size.

Conditions of Entry

  • Entries close 31 July 2022 | email entries to view@thesmithfamily.com.au (do not send hard copies)
  • Entries must include: Club Name, names of those pictured (L-R), and photo category entering.
  • Photo must be of high resolution (minimum requirements: 1mb, 1536 x 1024 pixels)

Purple Poncho Photo Competition 


Thank you to all who participated in this competition. There were 64 entries which saw a fifth category Ponchos in Iso added with COVID-19 lockdowns in 2020 and due to the number of entrants Fun and Frivolous was divided into separate categories.  Congratulations to all entrants.  The winners are:

Best Group –Winner, Kempsey VIEW Club (NSW) under the jacaranda tree

See all entries here

Most Innovative – Winner Ulladulla Evening VIEW Club (NSW) Bowled over in Bowling Alley

See all entries here

Most Exotic Location – Winner Mordialloc/Chelsea VIEW Club (VIC) in Antarctica

See all entries here.

Ponchos in Iso – Winner Casino VIEW Club (NSW) – in isolation Howard Springs NT

See all entries here

Due to the number of entries in the Fun & Frivolous category it was decided to divide them into separate categories

Fun – Winner Aspley VIEW Club (QLD), having fun on a pier with their purple mascot

See all entries here

Frivolous – Winner Bega Evening VIEW Club (NSW) in canoes on the river

See all entries here