The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) invites applications for the UNESCO International Literacy Prizes in 2022.
All champions in the field of literacy learning are encouraged to apply and nominating entities should be ready to engage and nominate their favourite candidates from around the world. Like every year, UNESCO will reward six individuals or organizations for their outstanding projects that promote literacy learning and for this year’s edition are requested to reflect around the theme ‘Transforming literacy learning spaces’.
Worth of Award
Every year UNESCO launches two prestigious literacy Prizes, which reward six laureates in total:
- The UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prize (3 awards): This prize gives special consideration to programmes that promote mother language-based literacy development. In light of this, each UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prize winner receives a medal, a diploma and US$20,000.
- The UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy (3 awards): Without a doubt, this Prize recognizes programmes that promote literacy, including functional literacy, leveraging technological environments. This is in support of adults in rural areas and out-of-school youth. That’s why each UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy winner receives a medal, a diploma and US$30,000.
It would interest you to know that the application is open to all
- non-governmental organizations and
- individuals who, through projects and programmes, contribute to the promotion and advancement of literacy learning.
How to Apply
To be able to complete tour registration, you need to click here to access the application form for the UNESCO International Literacy Prizes.
Deadline: The deadline for candidates to submit applications to nominating entities is June 6, 2022. However, the deadline for nominating entities to submit their nominations to UNESCO is June 20, 2022 (midnight, Paris time).