ASEAN opened the nominations for outstanding individuals and organisations in the region for the ASEAN Prize 2023 to celebrate persons and organisations whose determination and perseverance have progressively driven the region towards harmony and sustainable development while at the same time forging a stronger ASEAN identity.
Known as Southeast Asia’s regional premier award, ASEAN Prize confers its annual accolade to individuals and organisations based in ASEAN as a recognition of significant contributions that aid in ASEAN Community-building.
Now on its sixth edition, ASEAN Prize continues to celebrate persons and organisations whose determination and perseverance have progressively driven the region towards harmony and sustainable development while at the same time forging a stronger ASEAN identity.
- As in past years, the awardee for ASEAN Prize 2023 will receive the trophy and a monetary prize of US$20,000 sponsored by Temasek Foundation of Singapore and Yayasan Hasanah of Malaysia.
- Candidates who have demonstrated notable work that fulfils at least one of the following actions are strongly encouraged to submit their application:
- Outstanding collaboration between ASEAN Member States (AMSs);
- Outstanding collaboration between ASEAN and the world;
- Outstanding people-to-people engagement among AMSs;
- Outstanding economic integration and promotion of standards between AMSs; or
- Other outstanding contributions to ASEAN Community Building.
- The official nomination form is to be downloaded from the ASEAN Prize website. Upon submission, valid supporting documentations to certify the nominee’s impactful contribution and achievements as well as a character reference highlighting the nominee’s suitability and eligibility for ASEAN Prize must be attached. Submitted forms should also include future plans that show how the work towards ASEAN community-building will continue if the applicant is awarded the ASEAN Prize.
- Self-nominations and posthumous submissions will not be considered. ASEAN Prize has been awarded to three individuals and two organisations since it was launched in 2018. Last year, Iqbal Damit, a youth leader and community advocate from Brunei Darussalam, was awarded the ASEAN Prize 2022 for championing humanitarian ground operations for marginalised and displaced persons across and beyond the region.
- Like other ASEAN Prize recipients, Iqbal has inspired greater participation of the youth to take prominent roles in supporting a resilient of ASEAN.
- Details on the nomination and eligibility for ASEAN Prize 2023:
- Nomination calls start on 20 February 2023.
- The nominee must be an ASEAN citizen or an ASEAN-based organisation.
- The nominee shall submit valid/verifiable documents, and highlight his/her achievement and influence on ASEAN since the launch of the ASEAN Community on 31 December 2015.
- The nominee should also share future initiatives detailing how the cited work will continue after winning the Prize.
- All nominations must be submitted to the ASEAN National Focal Point by 28 April 2023 at 5pm, GMT+7 (Jakarta time).
For more information, visit ASEAN Prize 2023.