Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Prize 2021 (Up to $20,000)

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Prize 2021 (Up to $20,000)

Deadline: April 23, 2021

Applications are open for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Prize 2021. The ASEAN Prize is envisaged as a regional premier award given annually to recognize inspiring achievements of ASEAN citizen or ASEAN-based organization with significant contribution toward ASEAN community-building efforts.

Founded in 2018, it is anchored upon the commitment of ASEAN Secretariat and ASEAN Member States who share mutual aspiration to acknowledge ASEAN citizens’ and institutions’ exemplary contribution in fostering ASEAN identity, promoting ASEAN spirit and upholding the ASEAN way.

In collaboration with public and private partners in the region, ASEAN Prize confers its highest appreciation to the people or organizations of ASEAN with the prestigious honour signifying excellent contribution for greater ASEAN.


  • The ASEAN Prize Trophy and Cash-Prize of US$20,000 will be bestowed by an ASEAN Leader to the selected Recipient during the Opening Ceremony of the ASEAN Summit on a yearly basis.


  • The nominee must be a citizen of or an organisation registered in any ASEAN Member State.
  • The nominee must show his/her or the organisation’s verifiable achievements in promoting intra-ASEAN collaboration and the impacts that have been made on ASEAN. 
  • The nominee should also share his/her/organisation’s future plans in continuing the work after winning the Prize.


The nomination shall be submitted to the National Focal Points (NFPs) of each country. Afterwards, the NFPs will collate the received national nominations and submit the documents to the ASEAN Secretariat.

The Judging Committee Meeting, comprised of eminent persons who are current and former ASEAN Secretaries-General, will convene further to assess the nominations. The Recipient will be selected by the Judging Committee on the basis of merit.

Download and complete the nomination form

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