The Freedom Prize invites young people aged 15 to 25 from France and around the world to choose an inspiring person or organisation, committed to a recent, exemplary fight for freedom. Involving young people from all over the world at every stage, the Freedom Prize includes 3 key stages:
- The call for applications “Our Freedom Prize 2021” – until 18 January 2021: When responding to the call for applications “Our Freedom Prize 2021”, participating groups should choose, present and defend a recent fight for freedom, as well as the person or organisation which is leading it, by completing this form.
- The deliberations of the international panel of judges – 12 and 13 February 2021: An international panel of 24 young people will meet to consider the “Our Freedom Prize 2021” proposals. Together, the panel of judges will identify the three people or organisations whose fights are, according to them, the most representative of a fight for freedom in 2021.
- The online vote – from 15 March to 25 April 2021: An online vote, open to young people aged 15 to 25 from around the world, will determine the laureate of the Freedom Prize 2021 from the three people or organisations chosen by the international panel.
The laureate of the Freedom Prize will receive an endowment of € 25,000 to support their fight during an award ceremony that will take place in Caen as part of the Normandy World Peace Forum in June 2021.
The Freedom Prize invites young people aged 15 to 25 from France and around the world to choose an inspiring person or organization, committed to an exemplary fight for freedom.
The call for proposals “Our Freedom Prize 2021”
To respond to the call for proposals “Our Freedom Prize 2021”, your group must complete the form. Its purpose is to guide your thinking on the fight for freedom you wish to propose and to provide all the necessary information to ensure that the Freedom Prize’s international judges understand your proposal. It consists of 3 parts:
- Our group: The information provided is necessary for the organisers to follow up your proposal effectively.
- Our Freedom Prize 2021: The questions are designed to ensure that the group provides a complete and well-argued presentation of the chosen person or organisation and their fight for freedom.
- Panel factsheet: This is a compulsory form, summarising the various points discussed in your form. This is the first document which will be sent to the Freedom Prize’s panel of judges. The “Our Freedom Prize 2021” part will only be viewed if the judges request it.
Considering your proposal
When responding to the call for proposals “Our Freedom Prize 2021” and answering various questions included on the form, your group will be encouraged to provide information, to present arguments and to summarise the nature and the context of the nominated fight, the freedom(s) at stake, the action taken and its impact.
Particular attention should be paid to the following points:
- The relevance of the fight for freedom;
- The current nature of the fight;
- The impact of the fight in the short, medium and long term.
These points will also be considered during the deliberations of the Freedom Prize’s panel of judges to identify the three people or organisations which will be featured in the online vote.
For more information, visit https://normandiepourlapaix.fr/en/actualites/our-freedom-2021-prize-until-january-18-your-proposals