Application for the 2022 International children’s peace prize is ongoing!

This award is designed for a child who fights courageously for children’s rights. If you know such children, this is an opportunity to nominate them.

Read through to learn the details of this award and how to make a nomination.

About International children’s peace prize

Kids Rights annually awards the prestigious International Children’s Peace Prize to a child who fights courageously for children’s rights.

The winner receives:

  • The “Nkosi” statuette which depicts a child that sets the world in motion
  • A study and care grant to enable the child to obtain an education
  • A project fund of € 100.000, which is invested by KidsRights in relevant children’s rights projects that are closely connected to the winner’s area of work

In addition, winning the International Children’s Peace Prize gives the winner a global platform to promote their work. For example, the message of Nav and Vhiaan, the winner of 2021, reached 3.5 billion people all over the world!

Nomination requirements

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
  • The child agrees to being nominated for the International Children’s Peace Prize

International children’s peace prize- Nomination process

The powerful and heartening stories of all the nominees will be posted on our website, and some of them will also be posted on our social media platforms (with the authorization of the parents/guardians).

This way, we aim to create a buzz for children’s rights and to inspire as many people as possible! Please, click here to find the 2021 nominees’ stories.

Will you help us find this year’s winner? You can nominate someone from here. Nominations are accepted until Tuesday, March 1, 2022.


Frequently Asked Questions

You can nominate a child by filling in the nomination form. You can also email us at [email protected] and we will make sure to send you a copy and keep you updated on the nomination process as well as the International Children’s Peace Prize.

No, the nominated child should not be older than 17 years by the time of the nomination deadline.

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.







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