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UNESCO International Literacy Prizes 2022 for Innovation in Literacy

Deadline: June 20, 2022

UNESCO International Literacy Prizes 2022 for Innovation in Literacy

The coveted UNESCO International Literacy Prizes 2022 for Innovation in Literacy have just opened their call for applications. All literacy learning champions are encouraged to apply, and nominating institutions are encouraged to engage and nominate their favorite candidates from all over the world. UNESCO will honor six persons or organizations for excellent projects that enhance literacy learning, as it does every year, and this year’s edition will focus on the theme ‘Transforming literacy learning spaces.’

The subject strives to highlight the numerous existing learning environments (work, school, family, learning centers) and their relationships and interconnections.

The UNESCO International Literacy Prizes have been honoring achievement and innovation in literacy since 1967. Around the world, there are 506 projects and programs around the world have already received recognition and support for their excellent work.

Requirements

  • All governments, non-governmental organizations, and individuals who contribute to the development and growth of literacy learning through projects and programs are eligible to apply.
  • All submissions should be sent to the nominating entities, which are encouraged to convey the nominated individuals, institutions, and organizations to UNESCO through the National Commission for UNESCO in the country of the program or an NGO in an official relationship with UNESCO.
  • On the basis of the selection criteria, the nominations will be evaluated by an impartial International Jury made up of five experts. The finalists will be chosen by the Director-General of UNESCO based on the recommendations of the International Jury and will be honored on September 8th at International Literacy Day.

Currently there are two UNESCO International Literacy Prizes:

  • The UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prize (3 awards)

Established in 1989, with the support of the Government of the Republic of Korea. It gives special consideration to mother language-based literacy development.

Each of the three UNESCO King Sejong prizewinners receives a medal, a diploma and US$20.000.

  • The UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy (3 awards)

With the support of the Government of the People’s Republic of China, the UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy was established in 2005. It focuses on functional literacy and the use of technological surroundings to help adults in rural areas and out-of-school adolescents.

Each of the three UNESCO Confucius prizewinners receives a medal, a diploma and US$30.000.

UNESCO International Literacy Prizes 2022 for Innovation in Literacy.

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Deadlines:

  • Deadline for candidates to submit applications to nominating entities: 6 June 2022
  • Deadline for nominating entities to submit their nominations to UNESCO: 20 June 2022

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