Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders Award 2018

Deadline: 12 June 2018
Open to: applicant across the world
Awards: global publicity and cash prizes


Peace Direct are delighted to announce the its annual ‘Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders’ Awards are now open for entries. Across the world, local people are tackling the causes of violence at the root, and rebuilding lives after war that has torn communities apart. Tomorrow’s Peacebuilders are the global awards for local peacebuilding, to recognise the work of those taking a stand for peace.

The winners will be chosen by an international panel of experts including distinguished peacebuilders, political figures of reconciliation, the Alliance for Peacebuilding and 3 amazing sponsors: AWAY Travel, The Alliance for Peacebuilding, and the United States Institute for Peace.

This year’s categories are:
  • Women-led peacebuilding;
  • Youth-led peacebuilding;
  • Non-violent action;


These are global awards so there is no geographical restriction on applications. In order to be eligible to enter, you must:

  • Undertake peacebuilding work – your organisation is either a peacebuilding organisation or has peacebuilding as a substantial element of your work;
  • Be locally based – your organisation must be based in the country or communities where your work is done. If your organisation operates in multiple countries, you are not eligible to enter. (Note cross-border projects are eligible.);
  • Be an independent organisation, not an in-country or satellite organisation of an international NGO;
  • Be working, or planning to work, in at least one of the following thematic areas: women-led peacebuilding; youth-led peacebuilding; or non-violent action.

In order to help decide whether to enter or not, read the Guidance Notes and Terms and Conditions.


Three organisations will each receive USD 10,000 and online promotion of their work, plus 5 years’ free membership of the Alliance for Peacebuilding. A representative from each of the winning organisations will receive an all-expenses paid trip to the award ceremony at PeaceCon 2018 in Washington, DC.
This year, there will also be a photography prize to celebrate photos that illustrate the theme of ‘local peacebuilding’. The winning entry will receive USD 1,000 of camera equipment for the photo that best illustrates local peacebuilding in action, or best communicates this theme.

How to Apply?

In order to enter, please download and send the application form. Applications completed in English are preferred. If you are not comfortable writing your answers in English, a friend or colleague can translate your application into English prior to submission. If these options are not possible, they will accept applications in French or Spanish.

Send completed applications to Please ensure the total size of email attachments does not exceed 5 MB. Emails larger than 5 MB may be rejected by email system.

For more information please visit the official website.