2019 KidsRights Foundation International Children’s Peace Prize
Deadline: March 15, 2019.
Nominate a young changemaker for the Children’s Peace Prize 2019! The International Children’s Peace Prize is awarded annually to a child who fights courageously for children’s rights. All winners have shown a remarkable commitment to combating problems millions of children face worldwide. Will you help us find this year’s winner?Winning the International Children’s Peace Prize puts your changemaker in news headlines around the world. Last year, the winners’ message reached more than 1, 2 billion people.
The Children’s Peace Prize was launched by KidsRights during the 2005 Nobel Peace Laureates’ Summit chaired by Mikhail Gorbachev. Since then, the prize has been presented every year by a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.
- An individual boy or girl 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;
- The International Children’s Peace Prize cannot be awarded posthumously;
- Group nominations are possible provided that every individual in the group made a provable effort and co-initiated the activities that resulted in an exceptional difference for the rights of the child and the position of vulnerable children, anywhere in the world. Organizations are not accepted as eligible nominees.
1. The International Children’s Peace Prize is a sign of recognition for the young winner.
2. He or she receives the statuette ‘Nkosi’, which shows how a child sets the world in motion.
3. The winner also receives a study grant and a world-wide platform to promote his or her ideals and causes to the benefit of children’s rights.
4. A project fund of €100,000 is invested by KidsRights in projects that are closely connected to the winners’ area of work.