International Children’s Peace Prize Nomination

Deadline: 1 March 2023
Open to: Changemakers between 13-17 years old
Benefits: Study grant and a worldwide platform


The International Children’s Peace Prize is awarded annually to a child, anywhere in the world, for his or her dedication to children’s rights. Winning the International Children’s Peace Prize puts your changemaker in news headlines around the world. Last year, the winner’s message reached more than 3.5 billion people.


  • 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 organize promotional material and interviews directly with the child, in line with the KidsRights child protection policies.


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 also receives a study grant and a worldwide platform to promote his or her ideals and causes to the benefit of children’s rights. A project fund of €100,000 is invested by KidsRights in projects that are closely connected to the winners’ area of work.

How to Apply?

You can nominate a child by filling in the nomination form. You can also email to have a copy emailed to you and be updated on the nomination process as well as the International Children’s Peace Prize.

For additional information, please visit the official website.