The Rainbow Simpson award celebrates good communication within Scouting, specifically newsletters and websites, at every level.

The deadline for entries for the 2013 award is October 4 2013.

Winners will be announced at the Scouts Victoria ARAP on November 29.

There are two categories: for Scouting newsletters by all formations in Victoria, and for Victorian Scouting websites.

A panel of journalists and PR professionals with a Scouting background choose the premier communicator in each category then determine the overall holder of the Rainbow Simpson Award for the next 12 months.

•    Last year’s newsletter winner was “The Adventure” from 1st Balwyn, edited by Ann Jones.
•    The top website was Rosanna Cubs.
•    The overall winner was 1st Balwyn’s “The Adventure”

Entries can be made electronically to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

For newsletters please attach PDFs of recent copies of your newsletter – a minimum of three copies in the past year – PLUS details of your publication, eg circulation, frequency, distribution, and who prepares it (including youth involvement).  Plus the name of your Group or Scouting formation, and contact details.

For website entries, email PDFs and the URL of your website PLUS equivalent information to that above, eg any web hit statistics, frequency of update, etc.

Alternatively entrants should send hard copies of their newsletter or website PLUS the information described above to:

Rainbow Simpson award
Scouts Victoria
PO Box 774
Mount Waverley 3149

Remember: Entries close on October 4 2013.