The We Are Together International Prize is currently accepting nominations that aim to acknowledge and encourage initiatives focused on promoting social change through volunteering. The main purpose of this prestigious We Are Together International Prize is to inspire people and organizations worldwide to actively participate in meaningful social projects that create a positive impact on communities and society as a whole.
Each year, deserving individuals and organizations are honored with this distinguished Prize, regardless of their location, nationality, gender, or other factors. The selection process considers candidates from six distinct regions globally, including the CIS, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, North and South America, and Sub-Saharan Africa. This inclusive approach ensures that impactful efforts from all corners of the world receive recognition and support.
The nominations for the We Are Together International Prize are categorized into the following areas:
- Healthcare and Emergency Response:
This category recognizes projects that focus on mental and physical health, blood donation, healthcare development, promotion of physical education and sports, as well as emergency assistance provided to individuals during disasters, catastrophes, and other emergency events.
- Ecology and Sustainable Development:
Projects in this category are centered around environmental protection, environmental education, sustainable consumption, the “green” economy, and the use of eco-friendly technology to promote sustainable development.
- Equal Opportunities and Social Justice:
This category acknowledges projects aimed at improving the well-being of vulnerable groups of citizens, providing social assistance, uncovering talents and nurturing personal growth, developing education initiatives, and fostering volunteerism.
- Special Nomination: Good Deed of the Year:
This special category recognizes exceptional achievements in promoting social change through volunteering. The recipient of this award is chosen from the laureates of the other nominations, highlighting their outstanding contributions to creating positive social impact through volunteering efforts.
Participating in the We Are Together International Prize offers numerous benefits for the laureates:
- Expert Support: Winners receive guidance and insights through meetings with high-ranking guests, leading experts, and public figures, providing valuable knowledge and advice to enhance their projects.
- Global Exposure: The laureates’ projects gain widespread recognition as information about their initiatives is shared with the entire world, increasing visibility and impact.
- Continued Support: Throughout the year, the winners are accompanied by the organizers, offering ongoing assistance and support, including additional meetings with influential individuals in their respective countries.
- Valuable Prize: The prize includes a substantial monetary reward of $10,000, providing financial support to further develop and expand their projects.
- Networking Opportunities: The platform connects winners with like-minded individuals and potential partners from all over the world, facilitating collaboration and the exchange of ideas.
- International Forum Participation: Winners have the opportunity to participate in the International Forum of Civil Participation, an important event that brings together change-makers and offers additional learning and networking opportunities.
Eligibility Criteria for the We Are Together International Prize is:
- Age Requirement: Individuals who are at least 18 years old are eligible to participate in the Prize.
- Open to All: The Prize is open to individuals from any country of residence, nationality, gender, and other demographic factors. It is inclusive and does not discriminate based on these characteristics.
- Language Requirement: Applications must be submitted in either English or Russian. Applications in other languages will not be considered and will be automatically declined due to not meeting the formal requirements.
How to apply
To apply and participate in the We Are Together International Prize, follow these steps:
- Click on the registration form.
- Fill in the required information and complete the registration form.
- Submit your application.
- The Prize is free to enter, so you don’t need to pay any application fee.
- If your project is nominated and selected as a potential winner, the Organizing Committee may cover some of your travel costs to attend the Prize Ceremony. The organizers will contact the nominees whose expenses will be covered via email.
Here is the timeline for the We Are Together International Prize:
Stage I: Application Campaign
- Application Period: May 18 – July 20, 2023
Formation of the List of Nominees: September – October 2023
(The Prize Project Office will create the list of Nominees based on formal criteria)
Stage II: Selection of Laureates
- Evaluation of Applications by Regional Experts: October – November 2023
Formation of the List of Laureates: November 2023
Invitation to the Award Ceremony in Moscow, Russia: November 2023
Stage III: Award Ceremony
- International Forum of Civil Participation #WEARETOGETHER and Award Ceremony: December 2-5, 2023.
Types of opportunity:
Deadline: May 18 to July 20, 2023.
Open to: 18 years and above
Location: Moscow, Russia.
Organizer: Prize Project Office.
- To view projects by past finalists, you can visit the We Are Together International Prize.
- If you have any questions, click FAQ.
- For more information or if you need further assistance, you can send a message through the contact form.
- Alternatively, you can contact the organizers via email at email@example.com or call +7 (495) 668 80 08 (ext. 2403).
- For additional details, please visit the We Are Together International Prize