Applications Open for One Young World’s Politician of the Year Award!

Deadline: 15 July 2018

Applications are open for One Young World’s Politician of the Year Award that is an initiative designed to recognise five outstanding politicians under the age of 35, from anywhere in the world, who are using their positions to have a positive impact young people in their communities and countries. It is the first award to recognise politicians from around the world and the work they are carrying out and will be an annual prize presented to the winners at the One Young World Summit each year.

The Award will be presented at the One Young World Summit every year. The inaugural Award will be presented to the 5 winners at One Young World 2018 in The Hague, which takes place from 17th-20th October.

The Award winners will be chosen by an international panel of judges with first-hand experience of politics. Their decisions will be based upon the work which young elected or public officials have been carrying out in their own countries and communities and the benefit and impact which it has had on young people.

Eligibility Criteria

  • To be considered for the award the following criteria must be met:
    • The nominee must be between 18 and 35 years old
    • The nominee must hold/have held elected or appointed office at any political level (local, national or supranational)
    • The nominee must have had a tangible and material impact on young people in their communities
    • The nominee’s actions should highlight the importance of political participation as a way to effect positive change
  • In addition to receiving the award at the Summit award winners will receive:
    • Access to the entirety of the One Young World Summit 2018 in The Hague, The Netherlands
    • Hotel accommodation on a shared basis for the duration of the Summit, 17 to 20 (inclusive) October 2018

How to Apply

Applicants can apply online via given website.

For more information, please visit One Young World’s Politician of the Year Award.

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