Every year KidsRights organises a prize which aims to award a child whose courageous or otherwise extraordinary efforts have made an impact on behalf of the rights of children worldwide.
The winner will receive the statuette ‘Nkosi, which shows how a child sets the world in motion, a study and care grant, and a worldwide platform to promote his or her ideals to the benefit of children’s rights.
Furthermore, KidsRights will invest a project fund of €100,000 in projects that are closely connected to the winner’s area of work, in the country of the winner.
Who can be nominated
- 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.
- Organisations are not accepted as eligible nominees.
How to nominate
Any person or organisation worldwide can nominate a-changemaker between 12 and 17 years old who has a history of standing up and fighting for the rights of him/herself and other children.
Deadline: 1 March 2022.