Call for Applications and Nominations: UNESCO International Literacy Prizes 2017

Deadline:

For Applications: 31 May 2017

For Nominations: 14 June 2017

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is inviting applicants for its International Literacy Prizes (ILP) 2017 under the theme “Literacy in a Digital World” to support effective literacy practices and encourage the promotion of dynamic literate societies.

Since 1967, UNESCO International Literacy Prizes have rewarded excellence and innovation in the field of literacy. Over 475 projects and programmes undertaken by governments, non-governmental organizations and individuals around the world have been recognized.

Prize Categories

Currently there are two UNESCO International Literacy Prizes:

  • The UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prize (2 awards)
    Established in 1989, with the support of the Government of the Republic of Korea. It gives special consideration to the development and use of mother-tongue literacy education and training.
  • The UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy (3 awards)
    The UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy, established in 2005, with the support of the Government of the People’s Republic of China. It gives special consideration to literacy amongst adults in rural areas and out-of-school youth, particularly girls and women.

Benefits

Each of the five prize winners receives a medal, a diploma and US$20.000.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Individuals, institutions and organizations promoting literacy.
  • Specific programmes/projects with a proven record of innovative work in the field of literacy for at least three years.
  • Programmes/projects that have not been awarded the UNESCO International Literacy Prizes in the past five years.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online via given website.

For more information, please visit UNESCO International Literacy Prizes.

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