Date/Deadline: 31 Oct, 2022

The Aurora Humanitarian Initiative has announced the opening of the nomination period for the 2023 Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity, given on behalf of the survivors of the Armenian Genocide and in gratitude to their saviors.

The Aurora Prize sheds light on some of the most crucial issues in the world and raises awareness on these particular dark corners where they need the voice of humanity and humanitarian engagement.

Award Information
The Aurora Prize Laureate is selected based on the candidate’s demonstration of courage, commitment and impact, and receives a US $1,000,000 award to address on-the-ground humanitarian challenges around the world with the focus on helping the most destitute.

Eligibility Criteria
Any individual or group that perform(s) an extraordinary act of humanity may be nominated to receive the Aurora Prize. The Aurora Prize Laureate is recognised for the exceptional impact their actions have made in preserving human life in the face of adversity, risking their health, freedom, reputation or livelihood.

Selection Criteria
Nominations are carefully vetted and reviewed through a rigorous process. The Laureate is determined by the Selection Committee based on the following criteria:

Courage
The extent to which the Nominee’s actions demonstrate:
– Courage in helping others survive
– Having overcome significant risks for the sake of helping others survive
– Going beyond the call of duty of professional obligations for the sake of helping others survive

Commitment
The extent to which the Nominee’s actions demonstrate:
– An explicit intention to help others survive
– A direct involvement in helping others survive
– A commitment to common moral values such as integrity, freedom, justice, honesty, truthfulness , responsibility and compassion

Impact
The extent to which the Nominee’s actions demonstrate:
– An impact on saving lives
– A long-term effect in saving lives
– Inspiration to others to save lives, directly or indirectly
– Saving the lives of a large number of individuals

Any members of the public, as well as members of national assemblies, governments, academics and other institutions, can nominate candidates for the Aurora Prize.

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