The Welsh Centre for International Affairs (WCIA) wants to celebrate young people who have contributed to peace and global citizenship in their school, their local community or word-wide in a variety of ways.
We are working with Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod who will host a Young Peacemakers Awards Ceremony at the Eisteddfod on 9 July 2020 where young people will showcase what they have done and receive a certificate and an award.
Individual young people or groups can enter under the following categories. It is also acceptable to nominate someone else (with their permission!). The winners of each category will receive a pair of tickets for the Thursday night concert at the International Eisteddfod, where international performers come together to showcase the very best of culture from across the globe.
Young Peacemaker of the Year:
You will have been active in the pursuit of peace in your local or wider community, and your actions will have inspired others – your peers or people older or younger than yourself.
Young Global Citizens(s) of the Year:
Nominees will have been proactive in finding out about global issues, raising awareness and making a difference, including developing materials, projects and campaigns.
Young Peace Writer(s) of the Year
Nominees are invited to submit original pieces of work around the theme of peace in a local or global context. Contributions can take any form, including poetry, journalistic writing (including blogging), a series of effective tweets, biographies, stories, etc.
Young Peace Artist(s) of the Year:
This category will celebrate original artistic expressions of peace created by children / young people individually or as part of a group. These could take a variety of forms, including paintings, murals, sculptures, photographic exhibitions – also film – and may reflect contemporary issues and thoughts about how we create a more peaceful world.
Young Peace Performer(s) of the Year:
This category will celebrate original performances created to express the theme of peace, created by children / young people individually or as part of a group. These could be in the form of music, song, dance or a mixture of the three.
Young Global Analyst(s) of the Year:
Through their critical approach towards discussing global issues, nominees will have enabled others to better understand the significance of these issues to contemporary society, in particular in the context of international peace and security.
Film of 2016 Awards, Caernarfon
View some of the projects developed by schools and young people through 2016.
Terms and conditions
- A national awards ceremony will be held at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod on 9th July 2020. The closing date for entries in all categories is 29th May 2020 and no entries will be accepted after this date. Postal entries should be sent to the WCIA Peace Education Coordinator at the Temple of Peace and Health, Edward VII Avenue, Cathays Park, Cardiff, CF10 3AP.
- No purchase is necessary. Entry is free.
- Prizes cannot be exchanged for their monetary value or other goods.
- Entries must be submitted along with an entry form (see below) or they will not be eligible.
- Entries must be accompanied by supporting evidence of achievement (e.g. pieces of writing, works of art, portfolio, digital evidence such as film, podcasts, You Tube, Facebook, Tweets…..)
- Winners will be selected by an external panel of judges with expertise in the areas outlined in each category.
- Winners in each category will be notified by email or telephone.
- Prizes will be awarded at the Awards Ceremony; alternatively they can be posted, but can only be delivered to UK addresses.
- It is possible for an individual / group to submit an entry for more than one category. If entering for more than one category, a separate entry from must be filled in for each category.
- WCIA staff, trustees, interns or volunteers are not eligible to enter, nor are judges.
- We reserve the right to publish the name of winners in our newsletters and on our website.
- Entrants under the age of 18 must get the consent of their parent or guardian before entering the competition.
- The WCIA takes no responsibility for the condition of the prizes.
- Entrants should seek the permission of parents or guardians before filming or photographing children. We will need verification of parents’ or guardians’ permission before exhibiting entries which include images or videos of children.