Call For Nominations- 2015 International Children’s Peace Prize
Deadline: April 1, 2015
The International Children’s Peace Prize is presented annually to an exceptional child, whose courageous or otherwise remarkable actions have made a difference in improving children’s rights, which helps children worldwide. The prize was launched by KidsRights during the 2005 World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates at the Capitol in Rome, chaired by Mikhail Gorbachev. Since then, the prize has been presented every year by a Nobel Peace Laureate.
The motivation behind the prize is to provide a platform to children to express their ideas and personal involvement in children’s rights.
To be eligible nominees must:
- be an individual boy or girl (groups of children will not be considered);
- between ages of 12 to 18 years old;
- The child must have a clear history of standing up and fighting for the rights of him/herself and other children. It is important that the child has an active approach in accomplishing this goal, which has led to a concrete result;
- be willing to travel abroad and feel comfortable communicating with other people;
- The child agrees to being nominated for the International Children’s Peace Prize
- The winner receives the statuette ‘Nkosi’, which is especially designed for each year’s ceremony by Inge Ikink.
- The winner is awarded with financial support on his or her studies. This support is separated in two elements: the study component and a care component. The study component means the winner receives a scholarship from KidsRights. The care component of the fund is available to support the winner and his or her family and daily and additional costs.
For more information visit Children’s Peace Prize.