Friday, 3 January 2014

The May 18 Memorial Foundation’s Gwangju International Prize for Human Rights 2013

Deadline: 24 February 2014

The Korea-based May 18 Memorial Foundation is accepting applications for the Gwangju Prize for Human Rights 2013. The prize goes to one individual or an organization that has struggled for or contributed to the improvement and advancement of human rights, democracy and peace in their community and country.

In 2011, the May 18 Memorial Foundation newly established the Gwangju Prize for Human Rights Special Award. Since the time that the Foundation began awarding the Gwangju Prize for Human Rights, we have received many requests to establish a special prize for those who work for the improvement of human rights by the means of journalism, culture, literature, and many other fields. The special prize is provided every 2 years. The prize winner will also receive some prize money (10,000 USD) and a certificate at the same Awards ceremony. Nominators can use the same nomination form as that of the Gwangju Prize for Human Rights.

Eligibility for the Prize

1) A person or group eligible for the Gwangju Prize for Human Rights nominated by another individual or organization. An individual cannot nominate him/herself and cannot be nominated by his/her own organization.

2) A person or group who has been struggling for justice and democracy for their community and country.

3) A person or group who has contributed towards democracy and human rights movements through their work in their organization.

The prize winner will receive the prize money, 50,000 USD (10,000 USD for the winner of the special prize for the Gwangju Prize for Human Rights), medal and certificate.

The Prize will be awarded at the Prize Ceremony to be held at the May 18 Memorial Culture Center, on May 18, 2013 and the winner should attend the Ceremony.

The prize winner is expected to attend press conferences and a Special Celebration Concert on May 19, 2013.

For more information, visit this link.

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