Applications are accepted each year
Each year, the UNESCO invites nominations from its Member States and International non governmental organizations for its prestigious International Literacy Prizes. The UNESCO International Literacy Prizes are the oldest UNESCO prizes in education. Since 1967, UNESCO has rewarded successful and innovative literacy programmes with the aim of recognizing excellence and inspiring projects undertaken by governments and non-governmental organizations around the world. Each of the five prizewinners receives a medal, a diploma and US$20.000.
The UNESCO International Literacy Prizes are awarded in an official ceremony on the occasion of the International Literacy Day (8 September).
There are two UNESCO International Literacy Prizes:
- The UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prize (2 awards) that gives special consideration to the development and use of mother-tongue literacy education and training.
- The UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy (3 awards) that gives special consideration to literacy for people in rural areas and out-of-school children, particularly girls and women.
- For Nominee: Institutions, organisations and individuals promoting literacy through effective and innovative projects or programmes around the world are eligible to be nominated.
- For Nominator: Member States and International non governmental organizations maintaining official relations with UNESCO are invited to solicit and submit nominations for the UNESCO International Literacy Prizes.
How to Nominate
Applicants can nominate using the nomination form available to download on the website. Applicants can attach relevant supporting materials of less than 100 pages in total.
For more information, please visit UNESCO Prize Nominations.