What's your story?

The Bean Awards celebrate inspirational stories shared by kids of all ages around the world. More than ever, due to the increasing numbers of youth mental illness, kids need inspiration to help them find purpose and passion. 

How will you inspire another kid to help them find their purpose?

How it works 

There are 9 awards, including a People's Choice award. Each award attracts a prize of $1,000 and is presented to the winner in each story category. 

Simply choose a category for your inspirational story, make sure you include the questions below, record your story (it must be no more than 5 minutes in length) and then submit your story by clicking on the Enter now button below.  

Don’t forget to read the Conditions of Entry to ensure your story qualifies for the awards.

Choose a category for your story

Answer some questions

You must include the following 2 questions in your story:

Who or what inspires you and why?
Talk about a challenge that you have been faced with and how did you overcome that challenge?

Record your story

Your speech must be no longer than 5 minutes in length.  A few things to keep in mind when recording your story.  Try to record your story in the best possible light without distraction and background noise.  Ensure that your video recording device is in a stable position.  Audio quality is important, so do your best to be close to your recording device, which will help with the audio quality – but not too close so that your words are muffled and it sounds like you’ve swallowed the microphone! Feel free to use props if you think that will help get your message across to the audience.  And most important of all – just be you and have fun!
Important Dates 

All entries must be submitted by no later than 7.00pm AEST on Thursday 25 February 2021.  Winners will be announced by email and awards will be presented during an awards ceremony on Thursday 25 March 2021.

Conditions of Entry
  • The prize for each story category is A$1,000 and is not transferrable.
  • You must agree the Terms & Conditions in the Entry Form.
  • You must read the Privacy Policy here.
  • Only one (1) entry per person will be accepted.
  • The video must be no more  than 5 minutes in length. 
  • Entrants must be 17 years of age or under.
  • Speeches will be judged by a panel appointed by Spill the Beans and will be judged based on compelling inspirational content.