Welcome to Your Award Challenge


Ready to get started on your Award? The Duke of Ed isn’t easy – it requires commitment over time. However, the sense of accomplishment you’ll feel at the end of the journey will be worth it, because it will be something you did just for YOU! It also looks great on post-secondary applications, scholarships, CV’s and job applications.  

As an Award Participant, you will have the chance to:

/_uploads/images/icons/Desig-red.png Design your own Award program

/_uploads/images/icons/checklist-red.png Set your own goals and record your progress

/_uploads/images/icons/helping-hand-red.png Make a positive impact on the lives of others through community service

/_uploads/images/icons/resume-red.png Learn valuable practical and social skills for career development

/_uploads/images/icons/compass-red.png Take up the challenge of an Adventurous Journey

/_uploads/images/icons/connect-red.png Connect with other Award Participants at home and abroad

You can continue with activities you’re already doing, such as sports or volunteering, and count these towards achieving your Award. Or your Award could be an opportunity to try something new and develop a passion for something different.


The Award Program is open to anyone between the ages of 14 and 24. First you will need to decide which level is right for you. 

There are three levels to the Award:

Bronze: 14 years
Silver: 15 years
Gold: 16 years

You can start any level as long as you meet the minimum starting age requirement. As a Participant, you have until your 25th birthday to complete your Duke of Ed Award. You may submit your Award after the date, but all activities must be completed by then. 

All activities counted toward the Award must be extra-curricular and voluntary.

For each level, there are four sections to be completed:



 /_uploads/images/icons/skills_icon_.jpg SKILL BUILDING
Find Your Genius


Break a Sweat


Get Wild and Explore

At the Gold level, there is one addition section:


Go Away with Others and Find Yourself









You'll create your own program, choosing activities for each section of the Award. This is your Award and it is up to you what you do for each section. It is all about setting a challenge for yourself when you progress and achieving your goals. 

Learn more about the Award sections: