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Nominate a peacemaker for the Sydney Peace Prize

From the Logies, the Emmy awards and the Oscars, to the Clios, ARIAs, the Ashes and the Melbourne Cup. We celebrate the world’s greatest film stars, singers, sports people and even advertisers. 

What about the one thing that’s most valuable to all of us? Some of us take it for granted, others can only dream of it. 

What about peace?

And what about the people who have dedicated their lives to allows others to live in peace, making the world a little better each day, for all of us? 

For 20 years, the Sydney Peace Prize has brought inspiring and exemplary stories of courage and dedication to global justice to the Australian and Sydney stage. The Prize creates a platform for recipients to spread their messages far and wide, recognises the work of the world’s most effective peacemakers, and honours the remarkable people at the heart of these stories.

Each recipient shows us how we can live together in peace, with justice, equality and compassion for those around us, sharing our planet with respect for our environment on which all life depends.


Everyone can nominate

Everyone can nominate. Whether you’re a Sydneysider, live somewhere else in Australia, or live abroad – the Sydney Peace Foundation welcomes you to nominate. The Sydney Peace Prize is Australia’s international prize for peace, and each winner inspires us to be the change we want to see. Have your say and nominate your role model here.

Who have you been admiring from afar? Who you want to see on the Sydney stage?

Whose message needs to be heard by the Australian community,
media, corporate world and politicians?

Nominate them for the Prize!

Submit a nomination online

Since 1998 the Jury has selected recipients from wide and diverse fields.

Some laureates help families overcome poverty and live in dignity, courageously champion the rights of indigenous peoples, or fight racial oppression. Others have made it their mission to reconcile people and nations, take on the powers destroying the environment on which we all depend, or promote nonviolence, demanding aggressors put down their weapons and abolish weapons of mass terror.

The recipient is awarded a $50,000 prize to further their cause of peace with justice and a hand-made glass trophy crafted by Australian artist Brian Hirst. They spend a week in Sydney to promote understanding of their work by engaging with the media, addressing the public at the City of Sydney Peace Prize Lecture, and meeting with students at Cabramatta High School’s Peace Day.


How is a recipient selected?

The Sydney Peace Prize is awarded to an individual or organisation. A jury of carefully selected and highly respected members who represent community, academic, corporate, and media sector interests – assesses the merits of the nominees’ efforts to promote peace with justice.

When deciding on a winner, they consider a three key selection criteria.

The Sydney Peace Prize is awarded to an organisation or an individual whose life and work has demonstrated significant contributions to: 

  • The achievement of peace with justice locally, nationally or internationally
  • The promotion and attainment of human rights
  • The philosophy, language and practice of nonviolence

How can I nominate?

The Sydney Peace Foundation accepts nominations online, via email, or in writing. Nominations should be accompanied by an explanation as to merit of the nomination against the criteria for selection (approximately 200 words), together with as much relevant supporting material as possible.

Submit a nomination online

Complete the nomination form and post nominations to:

The Executive Officer
The Sydney Peace Foundation
Mackie Building KO1
The University of Sydney, NSW, 2006

Email nominations to:

The Executive Officer:

Where can I find out more?

Read more detailed information about the selection process, here.