Deadline: March 25 and April 15, 2019
Peace Direct is accepting applications for the annual ‘Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders’ awards. Now in its seventh year, Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders offers global recognition for grassroots peace activists in war zones around the world. These are the only global awards for local peacebuilders – inspiring individuals who are building a better tomorrow in the world’s most fragile places.
Across the world, local people are tackling the causes of violence at the root, and rebuilding lives after war that has torn communities apart. Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders is the global awards for local peacebuilding, to recognise the work of those taking a stand for peace.
Awarded annually, they offer international recognition for grassroots peace activists in conflict-affected countries worldwide. These are inspiring people who are building a better tomorrow for their communities, in the most fragile and needy places. Three winning organisations will each receive $10,000 and online promotion of their work, and $1,000 will be awarded to the winning photography prize.
Prizes and Benefits
- Women-led peacebuilding
- Youth-led peacebuilding
- Music & performing arts
Three organisations will each receive $10,000 and online promotion of their work. A representative from each of the winning organisations will receive an all-expenses paid trip to the award ceremony at PeaceCon 2018 in Washington, DC.
This year, there will also be a photography prize to celebrate photos that illustrate the theme of ‘local peacebuilding’. The winning entry will receive $1,000 of camera equipment for the photo that best illustrates local peacebuilding in action, or best communicates this theme.
These are global awards so there is no geographical restriction on applications. In order to be eligible to enter, you must:
- Undertake peacebuilding work – your organisation is either a peacebuilding organisation or has peacebuilding as a substantial element of your work.
- Be locally based – your organisation must be based in the country or communities where your work is done. If your organisation operates in multiple countries, you are not eligible to enter. (Note cross-border projects are eligible.)
- Be an independent organisation, not an in-country or satellite organisation of an international NGO.
- Be working, or planning to work, in at least one of the following thematic areas: women-led peacebuilding; youth-led peacebuilding; or non-violent action.
Entries for the 2019 Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders awards, including the photography prize, will be accepted from 13 February until 15 April 2019.
For more information, visit Peace Direct.