Blog | The HALO Awards

  • How Do You Halo? Jake, AL

    Posted on 10/17/2011 by The-Gaby


    Jake HALO's by volunteering at a children's camp.

    Sounds like a fun way to HALO, Jake!

    Want to see yourself on TeenNick and TeenNick.com?

    * Make a short video (one minute or less) about how you're Helping And Leading Others in your community.

    * Upload your video to TeenNick! All the details are right here.

    * Tell your most amazing and inspiring friends about this opportunity, and urge them to make a HALO video, too.

    By sharing your story, you'll encourage other people to Help and Lead Others, and that's what the HALOs are all about.

    Tell us all about how you HALO! Upload a HALO video!

  • How Do You Halo? Hayley, TN

    Posted on 10/16/2011 by The-Gaby

    Hayley from Tennessee helps and leads others by tutoring refugee children.

    Sounds like you had a great experience HALO-ing, Hayley!

    Want to see yourself on TeenNick and TeenNick.com?

    * Make a short video (one minute or less) about how you're Helping And Leading Others in your community.

    * Upload your video to TeenNick! All the details are right here.

    * Tell your most amazing and inspiring friends about this opportunity, and urge them to make a HALO video, too.

    By sharing your story, you'll encourage other people to Help and Lead Others, and that's what the HALOs are all about.

    Don't be shy! Upload a HALO video!

  • How Do You Halo? Courtney, PA

    Posted on 10/15/2011 by The-Gaby

    Courtney HALO's by inspiring others with her music and volunteering around her community.

    Thanks for HALO-ing, Courtney!

    Want to see yourself on TeenNick and TeenNick.com?

    * Make a short video (one minute or less) about how you're Helping And Leading Others in your community.

    * Upload your video to TeenNick! All the details are right here.

    * Tell your most amazing and inspiring friends about this opportunity, and urge them to make a HALO video, too.

    By sharing your story, you'll encourage other people to Help and Lead Others, and that's what the HALOs are all about.

    Don't be shy! Upload a HALO video!

  • How Do You Halo? Cody, VA

    Posted on 10/14/2011 by The-Gaby

    Cody tells us how rewarding it is to lead the Jr. Rescue Squad at his local fire department.

    Keep up the awesome work, Cody!

    Want to see yourself on TeenNick and TeenNick.com?

    * Make a short video (one minute or less) about how you're Helping And Leading Others in your community.

    * Upload your video to TeenNick! All the details are right here.

    * Tell your most amazing and inspiring friends about this opportunity, and urge them to make a HALO video, too.

    By sharing your story, you'll encourage other people to Help and Lead Others, and that's what the HALOs are all about.

    Don't be shy! Upload a HALO video!

  • 2011 HALO Awards: HALO Heroes

    Posted on 10/13/2011 by Lisa


    Millions of people idolize Lady Gaga, David Beckham, Jessica Biel and Taylor Swift -- but who do these celebrities look up to?

    You guys, I am reeeeeally looking forward to the HALO Awards this year (and not just because I sing along to Taylor Swift in my car). I love when regular people find ways to make the world a better place, so the HALOs are my kind of show.

  • How Do You Halo? Chloe, NJ

    Posted on 10/13/2011 by The-Gaby

    Here's Chloe from KY, explaining how she HALOs:

    "I HALO by organizing benefit shows." - Chloe, KY

    Want to see yourself on TeenNick and TeenNick.com?

    * Make a short video (one minute or less) about how you're Helping And Leading Others in your community.

    * Upload your video to TeenNick! All the details are right here.

    * Tell your most amazing and inspiring friends about this opportunity, and urge them to make a HALO video, too.

    By sharing your story, you'll encourage other people to Help and Lead Others, and that's what the HALOs are all about.

    Don't be shy! Upload a HALO video!

  • The 2011 HALO Awards: Everything You Need to Know

    Posted on 10/12/2011 by Lisa


    Mark your calendar for Nov. 6th at 8pm on Nick@Nite!

    The third annual TeenNick HALO Awards, hosted by Nick Cannon, honor teens who are Helping And Leading Others. If you've never seen the HALOs before, they aren't your typical awards show. Instead of honoring celebrities, the HALO Awards match four extraordinary teens with a mega-celebrity who shares their commitment to service. This year's celebrity guests will include Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, David Beckham, and Jessica Biel. (This is my third year watching the HALOs, and I'm not embarrassed to say that the previous two shows made me cry more than anything else I've ever seen on TV. This is some seriously inspiring stuff.)

    Here's a peek at the teens featured on this year's show:

    James O'Dwyer and Taylor Swift, 2011 HALO AwardsJames O'Dwyer, 19, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
    James was a freshman at University of Alabama when the EF4 tornado hit Tuscaloosa, leaving a six mile track of destruction across the region. He started Magnolia Disaster Relief, an aid program that targets small rural towns hit the hardest by tornadoes. James helped deliver food, water, clothing, toys, furniture, and fridges to people rebuilding their lives. James' HALO match is Taylor Swift who, among her many philanthropic endeavors, raises money and awareness to benefit those affected by tornadoes and floods.

    Emily-Anne Rigal and Lady Gaga, 2011 HALO AwardsEmily-Anne Rigal, 17, Williamsburg, Virginia
    As a young overweight girl, Emily-Anne was bullied so harshly she was forced to switch schools. That experience lead her to create WeStopHate.org, a teen-run YouTube channel and website, to combat bullying. It's a place where teens can post videos about their experiences and give tips to others on how to overcome bullying. Emily-Anne's HALO match, Lady Gaga, campaigns for anti-bullying laws and encourages teens to be themselves.

    Shanoah Washington and Jessica Biel, 2011 HALO AwardsShanoah Washington, 18, St. Petersburg, Florida
    Shanoah was born in California, where her home life was plagued with gang violence until her grandmother moved her to Florida. Through the local Boys & Girls Club, Shanoah discovered her talents as a slam poet and spoken word artist. Now, she helps young people find their own voices. She created Sista2Sista, a mentoring program which instills young girls with self-esteem, self-discipline, and positive thinking. Shanoah's HALO match is Jessica Biel, who works with Girl Up, a United Nations Foundation campaign through which girls in the U.S. help give girls in developing countries a better future.

    Kyle Weiss and David Beckham, 2011 HALO AwardsKyle Weiss, 18, Danville, California
    A huge soccer fan, Kyle's activism was sparked after speaking to Angolan fans at the 2006 World Cup and learning about the lack of sports resources available to the youth of Africa. Kyle and his brother started FUNDaFIELD, an organization that raises funds to build soccer fields in developing countries. Nine soccer fields have been funded so far. Kyle's HALO match is David Beckham, a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, who campaigns for children's education and recreational programs around the world.

    Watch Nick Cannon's intro to the 2011 HALO Awards above, and don't miss the show, premiering on Nov. 6th at 8pm on Nick@Nite. The 90-minute special features musical performances, celebrity presenters, and of course -- a few surprises. If you're a crier, definitely have a box of tissues handy.

    p.s. If you're in the mood for more inspiring HALO fun, go take one of our HALO quizzes!

  • How Do You Halo? Catherine, NJ

    Posted on 10/11/2011 by Lisa

    Our first How Do You HALO? video went live today! Check it out:

    Here's Catherine from NJ, explaining how she HALOs:

    "I'm their shoulder to cry on. I let them know that they're not alone, and that I'm always here for them." - Catherine, NJ

    Want to see yourself on TeenNick and TeenNick.com?

    * Make a short video (one minute or less) about how you're Helping And Leading Others in your community.

    * Upload your video to TeenNick! All the details are right here.

    * Tell your most amazing and inspiring friends about this opportunity, and urge them to make a HALO video, too.

    By sharing your story, you'll encourage other people to Help and Lead Others, and that's what the HALOs are all about.

    Don't be shy! Upload a HALO video!

  • The 2011 HALO Awards: Nov. 6th at 8pm!

    Posted on 10/05/2011 by Lisa

    Have you guys seen this promo for the 2011 HALO Awards?

    As Nick Cannon walked down the hall in slow motion to "Halo," I got a little teary-eyed, and started thinking about all the awesomeness of the 2009 and 2010 HALOs. Every single one of these teens is still so inspiring to me.

    Also, have you taken our new quiz, What Color Is Your HALO?

    So... what did you get?

  • Make a HALO video and you could be on TeenNick.

    Posted on 09/14/2011 by Lisa

    Attention, awesome people of the world! Each year, the TeenNick HALO Awards honor four real teens who are making a difference, but this year, we want to get everyone involved.

    Here's the deal:

    * Make a short video (one minute or less) about what you're doing to make your community a better place. If you're Helping And Leading Others in a big way -- or even in a small way -- we want to know. Talk to the camera, and tell us your story.

    * Upload your video to TeenNick! Get all the details and instructions right here.

    * Tell your most amazing and inspiring friends about this contest, and urge them to make a HALO video, too. Tweet about it, post a link on Facebook... do your thing.

    You might see yourself (and your friends!) on TeenNick or teennick.com in the weeks leading up to the HALO Awards. If we share your video with the world, your HALO story could encourage other young people to get more involved in their communities, and that's what the HALO Awards are all about.

    Upload a HALO video!