About the Awards

The Crescent Awards acknowledge, showcase, and celebrate the inspired contributions and efforts of educators, educational teams, educational leaders and administrators, and Muslim learners across sites of education in Australia.

For educators and leaders, the Crescent Awards acknowledge, showcase, and celebrate their outstanding contributions to the lives of Muslim children and young people in Australia.

Every year, educators from across Australia’s schooling sectors, early childhood education and care services, as well as Muslim community supplementary education sites are nominated to share their stories and inspire colleagues, families, and communities.

Similarly, for Muslim learners, across diverse educational settings in Australia, the Crescent Awards acknowledge, showcase, and celebrate their contributions and efforts.

The Crescent Awards are proud to give a voice to these stories and to shine a spotlight on the extraordinary service and contribution of these remarkable individuals.

Inspired by the Prophetic tradition, we are reminded that the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said as narrated by Abu Hurairah: “those who do not thank people, do not thank God” (Ahmad, Tirmidhi).

To be nominated for a Crescent Award is an achievement in itself.

For further information about the event, please email awards@crescentfoundation.com.au

 

The Crescent Awards aim to acknowledge, recognise, and showcase:

  • inspired contributions and efforts of educators, educational teams, educational leaders and administrators, and Muslim learners across sites of education in Australia; 
  • distinct and inspired contributions and efforts of Muslim learners, encompassing both self-development and social development (i.e., contribution / service).
  • historical and longstanding distinguished and outstanding service and contribution of educators, and educational leaders and administrators in Islamic schooling in Australia;
  • distinct measures of success, and inspired and innovative educational praxis within education for contemporary Australian Islamic schooling; and / or other sites of education, responsive to the needs, strengths, and interests of Muslim learners;
  • as well as empower and promote individual and collective efforts towards Islamic schooling renewal (Arabic—tajdīd).  


And, promote the:

  • professional efficacy of educators, educational teams and educational leaders across educational sectors and sites who have developed inspired and responsive educational praxis, and/or projects and initiatives; or added significantly and impactfully on the educational experience for Muslim learners in Australia.