For the fifth year in a row, the Public Peace Prize is accepting nominations for peacekeepers and their initiatives for reconciliation, non-violence, justice, solidarity and peace, at local, national and international levels. The Public Peace Prize is the only peace award in the world for which the candidates are proposed, nominated and supported simply by citizens of the world.
A first; a prize adopting a collaborative,
The Public Peace Prize is innovating by adopting a unique approach which makes it possible to offer visibility to all the peace initiatives that are nominated, whether or not they are already well-known. The sole objective of this prize is to make better known as many peacemakers, peace projects and peace initiatives as possible to a large audience, beyond all forms of competition! What is new this year, is that the teams backing each of the candidates are called upon to work together to support the visibility of all the peacemakers and the projects that have been nominated. Each team will have the mandate of making better known all the candidates in their own networks and countries, beyond any form of partisanship or competitiveness.
Who is eligible for the PPP?
Any and every person or initiative that contributes to bringing a bit more tolerance, understanding, compassion, mutual aid, solidarity, inclusion, reconciliation, non-violence or peace to humanity is eligible! Everyone can propose a person or an initiative for the Public Peace Prize.
What is the process to follow?
1 – Propose a peacemaker
Write down the reasons why you think it’s important that this person, group or initiative be publicly recognized for their contribution to peace, describing them in a half-page of text or longer, and send along with several photos before December 15st, 2017. The selection of peacemakers and initiatives is validated by a committee of volunteers and laureates of the Public Peace Prize.
2- Gather a team of supporters
In order for your proposition to be accepted, it must be supported by at least ten other people who are willing to participate and to actively back up the nomination during the period of support to the candidates.
3 – Support for all candidates
Important: To allow all candidates to be recognized in as many countries as possible, we ask that all the teams support all the candidates nominated for the PPP for this year. Support is offered by sharing the posts that present one candidate after another on your social media networks, (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube and others) and by inviting the public to participate by sending comments showing their appreciation.
Important dates to remember
- October 1st to December 15th, 2017: Send in proposals of people or initiatives for the Public Peace Prize.
- End of December 2017, selection of candidates for the 2018 edition of the PPP (a maximum of twenty candidates will be retained each year).
- January 1st, 2018, an official announcement will be made to present the nominees for the 2018 edition of the PPP.
- Early January until the end of June 2018, support period for all candidates. Each candidate will be honoured, one by one, in succession, during this period of time. The overall attainment of public visibility objectives will determine which candidates reach the status of laureates.
- September 21st 2018, official announcement of the laureates for the 2018 edition of the Public Peace Prize during the International Day of Peace.
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A prize focused on recognizing peacemakers
on the web and on social media
Through the use of web pages, posters, ads, short clips and marks of appreciation by the public circulated on social media, the PPP team provides a unique kind of visibility to peacesmakers across the planet.
As with previous years, the Public Peace Prize remains a completely unconditional prize, without grants or sponsors, organized by simple volunteer citizens of the world, with the goal of fostering recognition of peacemakers and peace initiatives beyond the boundaries of culture, religion, and social affiliations!
Volonteers and correspondents needed!
The Public Peace Prize team is looking for correspondents in different countries, as well as writers, translators, communicators, artists, musicians and other volunteers to contribute to the process of recognizing the initiatives of peacemakers around the world!
Write to : firstname.lastname@example.org