Children eligible for Barnum Award, grants

WICHITA — Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey is seeking Wichita-area applicants for its Barnum Award program, which recognizes children who give back to their community in creative ways.

The award seeks to reward children ages 6 to 14 who have created social good and enriched their local communities. Nominees will be judged on the impact of their accomplishments, creativity, innovation and inspiration to others. Nominators are required to be 21 or older and must fill out a short questionnaire about the child.

Three recipients will be chosen from the Wichita area. Prizes include grants of up to $1,000 for future community service endeavors. The recipients also will be honored at a pre-show ceremony when the circus opens at Intrust Bank Arena on June 3.

Deadline for nominations is May 14. For details, go to