Awarding the Sydney Peace Prize
We are sad to announce that due to Covid-19 restrictions we have had to cancel the 2020 Sydney Peace Prize but stay tuned for news of a Gold Medal for Human Rights being awarded towards the end of 2020.
The 2021 peace prize winner has been selected and will be announced later this year. All public nominations will now be considered for 2022 prize. Thank you for your understanding and ongoing support.
By celebrating solutions that prove peace is possible, the Sydney Peace Foundation aims to inspire and empower people from all walks of life to make peace with justice a reality.
We do this primarily by awarding the Sydney Peace Prize, Australia’s only international prize for peace. The prize brings inspiring and exemplary stories of courage and dedication to global justice to the Australian and Sydney stage, educates the community on the work of the world’s most effective peacemakers, and honours the remarkable people at the heart of these stories.
The award has national and international significance in terms of support given to leaders for peace. It also identifies Sydney as a city with a prominent peace agenda.
The recipient is awarded a $50,000 prize to further the 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, delivering the City of Sydney Peace Prize Lecture, and attending other events including Cabramatta High School Peace Day.