Nominate for the International Children’s Peace Prize

Nominate for the International Children’s Peace Prize

Deadline: March 14, 2016

Nominations are being received for the International Children’s Peace Prize. The Prize is awarded 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 motivation behind the prize is to provide a platform to children to express their ideas and personal involvement in children’s rights.

KidsRights feels that children should be recognized, awarded and motivated in their fierce efforts to improve their own situation and that of the children in their environment and even the world. 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.

Prize

  • The winner receives the statuette ‘Nkosi’, which shows how a child sets the world in motion.
  • The winner also receives a study and care grant and a worldwide platform to promote his or her ideals and causes to the benefit of children’s rights.
  • Furthermore, a project fund of €100,000 is invested by KidsRights in projects that are closely connected to the winners’ area of work in the country of the winner.

Eligibility

All nominations should comply with the following requirements:

  • An individual boy or girl (groups of children will not be considered);
  • Above 12 years and under 18 years of age; (the child should not be older than 17 years by the time of the nomination deadline)
  • From all over the world;
  • 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;
  • Ability to travel abroad and feeling comfortable communicating with other people;
  • The child agrees to being nominated for the International Children’s Peace Prize.

Application Process

Each year the winner of the International Children’s Peace Prize is selected from nominations from all over the world. Inform the organizers about the children you meet and work with and whom you feel might be a good candidate for this prize! Attach the form or send it to [email protected]

For more information, read FAQs or visit International Children’s Peace Prize.

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