The Right Livelihood Award has honoured courageous change-makers since 1980.
Our Award aims to boost urgent and long-term social change. We do this by recognizing the actions of brave visionaries working for a more just, peaceful and sustainable world for all.
Each year, we receive nominations from around the world through an open process allowing anyone to submit nominations. After thorough research, our Jury made up of international experts and previous Laureates chooses that year’s most outstanding change-makers.
Our work culminates in the annual Award Presentation, where we honour the new Laureates, welcoming them into the Right Livelihood community.
About the Award
The Right Livelihood Award has, to date, recognised the courageous and visionary achievements of 182 change-makers from 72 countries. Here’s what that means for them.Learn more
We welcome change-makers into the Right Livelihood community at our annual Award Presentation in Stockholm. This is our way of celebrating those creating a better future for all.Learn more
Created by Swedish sculptor Eva Hild, the Right Livelihood Award Sculpture is made of Humanium Metal, a material produced from recycled guns.Learn more
Selecting the Laureates
We receive nominations for the Right Livelihood Award from all regions in the world, covering a variety of topics. Our research process helps our Jury choose the most innovative change-makers from among them.Learn more
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