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10 November 2017

Launching of the 2018 Public Prize for Peace

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. The nominations runs from October 1 to December 15, 2017.

The 2018 Public Peace Prize is innovating by adopting a unique collaborative approach, which makes it possible to offer visibility to all the peace initiatives that are nominated, whether or not they are already well-known.

Completely new in 2018 is that all participants will be called upon to contribute to sustaining each initiative or artisan of peace beyond any form of competition.

Read more about how to propose an initiative or a person: https://publicpeaceprize.org/propose-an-initiative-or-a-person/

Why this new approach? Because many competitions and prizes end up involuntarily supporting elitist trends. Invariably this creates more losers than winners. We just need to think about all the initiatives and artisans of peace who remain little known, shadowed by those officially proclaimed winners.

Noteworthy is the fact that for years now, and thanks to public support, the PPP has largely contributed to making known over thirty finalists and laureates around the world.

Like previous years, the Public Peace Prize is a completely cost-free, unsubsidized, unsponsored prize, run by ordinary volunteers, citizens of the world. Its purpose is to promote greater support for the artisans and initiatives of peace beyond borders, cultures, religions and social backgrounds.

More information available at https://publicpeaceprize.org/