The International Children’s Peace Prize is a sign of recognition for the young winner. He or she receives the statuette ‘Nkosi’, which shows how a child sets the world in motion.
- The winner receives the statuette ‘Nkosi’, which shows how a child sets the world in motion. This statuette designed by Inge Ikink and is named after their very first winner, Nkosi Johnson. 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.
Selection of the child
- A child 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). It is mandatory to put the Date of Birth (or the age of the child if the date of birth is unknown by the child) on the Nomination Form for this purpose. Doing otherwise may form grounds for rejection.
- 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.
- The signing of the Authorization Form (Annexed) is mandatory for the Nomination Form to be accepted as complete.
- In the scenario that the child is selected as one of the Top 3 Finalists, the Nominator and Nominated child consent that KidsRights may organise promotional material and interviews directly with the child, in line with the KidsRights child protection policies.
- The nomination requirements are the following:
- Any person above the age of 18 or an organization can nominate a child
- The child must be between the age of 12 and 17 by the time of the nomination deadline
- The child can be from any country in the world
- The child must have a demonstrable history of standing up and fighting for the rights of children, including himself or herself
- The child needs to be able to travel abroad and feel comfortable communicating with other people. In fact, if they are chosen as the winner, they will need to travel to the ceremony and be able to communicate their message to different stakeholders
- The child agrees to being nominated for the International Children’s Peace Prize.
For more information, visit KidsRights.