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Nominations for the 2018 Sydney Peace Prize are now open: Which peacemaker you admire?


The challenges we face can divide or unite us, but it is up to us to choose how we respond. When we celebrate and support solutions that encourage empathy, advocate nonviolence and demand justice for everyone – we can set a new agenda.

Incredible people around the world work for a fairer world every day. We invite you to nominate the changemaker you admire for next year’s 2018 Sydney Peace Prize. Every voice counts!

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. It empowers people from all walks of life to make peace with justice a reality.

Sydney Peace Prize recipients inspire us to be the change we want to see. Some laureates help families overcome poverty and live in dignity, courageously champion the rights of indigenous peoples, or fight racial oppression. Others reconcile people and nations, take on the powers that destroy the environment we all depend on, or promote nonviolence, demanding aggressors put down their weapons and abolish weapons of mass terror.

We will announce the remarkable 2017 Prize recipient in May, but you still have time to nominate the person you admire for the 2018 Sydney Peace Prize!

Let us know who has inspired you through their dedication, courage or resilience. Whose vital work must be given the spotlight?

Make your voice count, click here to nominate



How do I nominate?

Nominate online via the button at the top of this email or by downloading and submitting a nomination form via email or post (our address is below) along with supporting documents before the 30 June 2017. Read more about the criteria.

Recipients are awarded a $50,000 prize which supports and furthers their vital work, and a beautiful trophy crafted by Australian artist Brian Hirst.

How are recipients selected?

A jury of carefully selected and highly respected members of the community considers all nominations. They look at the contributions nominees have made to global peace with justice, their commitment to human rights, and their dedication to fight for their cause nonviolently.