Call for Nominations: Right Livelihood Award 2021

News 20.01.2021

Do you know any courageous and innovative person or organisation who strives to create a more just, peaceful and sustainable world for those around them? Take the chance to nominate a candidate for the 2021 Right Livelihood Award, with nominations now open!

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We are seeking new nominees for the Award from all walks of life who are leading changemakers in their field. The deadline for submitting a nomination is March 3, 2021. As we employ an open nomination process, anyone is able to nominate any individual or organisation creating structural changes through their concrete and successful work.

Read more about the nomination process. If you want to nominate a candidate (preferably in English, but French and Spanish are also accepted), please submit nominations through our online nominations form.

“It’s a great honour to receive an award with this kind of prestige. It’s very affirming and very encouraging, and it comes at a moment when there’s a lot of uncertainty, a lot of anxiety about our efforts to achieve justice in America.” (Bryan Stevenson, USA, 2020 Laureate)

The Right Livelihood Award, presented annually since 1980, recognises the actions of brave visionaries and aims to boost urgent and long-term social change. We do not apply any special categories – the world is complex and interconnected. Human rights, health, environment, peace, culture, sustainable development, and justice are just some of the examples of issues addressed by our 182 Laureates from 72 countries.

Do not hesitate to contact us via email at or by phone at +41 (0)22 555 0943 if you have questions about the nomination process. Please, feel free to share this information with your contacts and network, and encourage them to also nominate.

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