Calling all good humans!

We’re celebrating the little acts of kindness that make the world a better place.

Here at Peppermint we pride ourselves on telling the stories of all that’s good in our changing world. It’s why we’re so excited about our first-ever Kindness Cup, created in partnership with our friends at Bank Australia, who are helping change the world by using money as a force for good. We can all agree it’s been one hell of a year, but often when the going gets tough, the best parts of humanity shine through. We want to share these stories of hope and kindness, to champion the everyday heroes doing their best for their community, the planet or a cause close to their heart.

Nominate someone who you think deserves some recognition this year by submitting their story via the form below. Maybe they’ve organised a community compost or garden, or they regularly pick up litter. Maybe they sewed pouches for animals injured in the bushfires. Maybe your kid’s teacher went over and above during lockdown, or your friend baked cupcakes for their elderly neighbours. No act of kindness is too small – the ripple effect of small everyday actions, can create a wave of change!

We’ll share the most inspiring acts of kindness online, and feature ten stories in our next print issue. Aside from the warm fuzzies that come with being named a kindness champion, each of the ten will win their very own handmade ceramic Kindness Cup, crafted by the super-talented Brisbane artist and ceramicist Bonnie Hislop! If that wasn’t enough, they’ll also receive a Peppermint subscription and a self-care pack from our pals at eco and ethical superstore Biome, who are B Corp certified and believe in the power of individual actions.

One of the ten winners will be decided by you in the Bank Australia People’s Choice Award. The stories will be featured on our website once nominations close and voting will open in January – keep an eye out so you can vote for your favourite! Both the People’s Choice winner and one lucky voter will win a $200 voucher from the good people at Outland Denim. The social justice, sustainable denim brand that is Outland Denim, also B Corp certified, is creating change in vulnerable communities through human empowerment.

Entries are open until 31 December and remember… kindness is contagious, so help spread the love by sharing good deeds and tag your posts with #thekindnesscup!


A big thanks to Bank Australia for helping us launch The Kindness Cup! One of Australia’s few B Corp-certified banks, Bank Australia believes in a fair and just world – working with their customers to use money as a force for good to help create positive impact for people, their communities and the planet. 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

– Nominee must be an Australian or New Zealand resident
– Act of kindness must have been carried out in 2020
– Act of kindness must not be associated with the core operations of a business (e.g. profits donated to a cause/charity)
– Judging (via a panel) will consider community, social and environmental impact
– A group may enter, but will be considered as one entrant
– Entry is not open to employees of Peppermint or competition partners

EACH WINNER WILL RECEIVE:

– Handmade Kindness Cup by ceramicist Bonnie Hislop
– A feature in Issue 49 of Peppermint
– A year’s subscription to Peppermint
– A Biome self-care pack worth over $70 (1 x Biome Body Soap Bar – Hemp, Shea & Clay 110g;
1 x Biome 100% Jojoba Oil Australian 100ml; 1 x Biome Scrub + Soak “Herbal Heaven”; and 1 x Kakadu Plum Co Dark Chocolate Bar)

THE BANK AUSTRALIA PEOPLE’S CHOICE WINNER WILL RECEIVE:

– Handmade Kindness Cup by ceramicist Bonnie Hislop
– A feature in Issue 49 of Peppermint
– A year’s subscription to Peppermint
– A Biome self-care pack worth over $70 (1 x Biome Body Soap Bar – Hemp, Shea & Clay 110g;
1 x Biome 100% Jojoba Oil Australian 100ml; 1 x Biome Scrub + Soak “Herbal Heaven”; and 1 x Kakadu Plum Co Dark Chocolate Bar)
– $200 voucher to Outland Denim

VOTERS FOR THE PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD WILL GO IN THE DRAW TO RECEIVE:

– A year’s subscription to Peppermint
– $200 voucher to Outland Denim

ENTRIES CLOSE 11.59PM AEST 31 DECEMBER 2020.