Peace Palace

Call for submissions 2021

We are thrilled to announce that the second edition of the Youth Carnegie Peace Prize is taking place this year! Submit a video of your peace initiative by the end of July 2021, and run the chance of becoming the next Youth Ambassador of the Peace Palace!

 The astounding work of young peacebuilders from all over the world will be showcased through a video contest. The best initiatives will compete for the Youth Carnegie Peace Prize. The winner of the Youth Carnegie Peace Prize will be awarded with the title ‘Youth Peace Ambassador’ during an (online) ceremony in the fall of 2021. The video contest is a collaborative initiative of the Youth Peace Initiative and the Carnegie Foundation – Peace Palace.

Many young people from all around the world are working relentlessly to build and sustain peace in their communities. UN Security Council Resolution 2250 recognizes the needs and experiences of youth in (post-)conflict scenarios. The resolution gives the long due positive recognition of young people’s contributions to peace and security, calling for the meaningful inclusion and participation of young people in issues of peace and security. The  2019 published policy paper “We Are Here” explores youth participation in peace processes through the lens of young people themselves and calls for increased acknowledgement of young peacebuilders, whose initiatives can inspire and encourage others to start their own project. For these reasons, the Youth Peace Initiative and the Carnegie Foundation are launching a video contest to raise awareness about the findings and recommendations of the policy paper and to highlight best practices of young peacebuilders.

Show the world how your initiative contributes to peace, and how it can inspire others to become active agents of positive change: Are you a peacebuilder, aged between 18 and 29 years old? Then don’t hesitate, grab your mobile or camera and make a video of your work as a peacebuilder! Contestants are judged on their impact and effectiveness, their creativity, and the degree to which their peacebuilding initiative is youth-led.

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Disclaimer: The application process will be closed once 70 eligible expressions of interest are received. After initial interest is expressed, we will be offering online workshops to support the development of video submissions.

The winner of the contest — either an individual peacebuilder or a representative participating on behalf of their respective organization — will receive the second Youth Carnegie Peace Prize in the fall of 2021.