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The May 18 Foundation Calls for Nominations for the 2025 Gwangju Prize for Human Rights
Date : 2024-06-03     Hit : 104


 

 

The May 18 Foundation Calls for Nominations

for the 2025 Gwangju Prize for Human Rights

 

The May 18 Foundation is pleased to announce the call for 2025 nominations for the following Prizes:

 

1) The Gwangju Prize for Human Rights (GPHR)

2) The Special Prize of the GPHR (SPGPHR)

 

 

1. About GPHR and SPGPHR

 

To promote the spirit of the May 18 Democratic Uprising, in which the people of Gwangju resisted against brutal military forces for the sake of democracy and human rights in 1980, the May 18 Foundation recognizes the exemplary efforts of individuals and organizations aspiring to the restoration of justice and human rights in their respective countries through the Gwangju Prize for Human Rights Prize. Since 2000, the Foundation has been bestowing the ‘Gwangju Prize for Human Rights’ to individuals, groups and institutions in Korea and abroad that have contributed in promoting and advancing human rights, democracy and peace in their work.

 

SPGPHR is for an individual or an organization that has contributed to the promotion of democracy and human rights through cultural activities, journalism, and in academic fields.

These prizes are awarded by the citizens of Gwangju in the spirit of solidarity and gratitude to those who have helped them in their struggle for democratization and their search for truth. It is hoped that through this award, the spirit and message of May 18 will be immortalized in the hearts and minds of humankind.

 

2. Qualified Nominators

 

A nomination for the GPHR can be submitted by any individual or organization who meets the nomination criteria. Any nomination is considered valid if it is submitted by a person or an organization that falls within one of the following categories:

 

· Individuals or organizations who won the May 18 Citizens Award and/or YunSang-won Award

 

· Laureates of Gwangju Prize for Human Rights

 

· Organizations in Korea or overseas working for human rights, peace, and the reunification of Korea that have been active three years or more and that the May 18 Foundation Directorate decides to request their nomination

 

· Any individual or organization in Korea or overseas that agrees on the purpose of the GPHR

 

 

3. Candidacy Criteria

 

The candidates eligible for the GPHR are those persons or organizations nominated by a qualified individual or a qualified organization. Candidates (organizations) cannot nominate themselves and cannot nominate someone from the same organization.

 

 

4. Selection of the GPHR and SPGPHR

 

The May 18 Foundation is responsible for the selection of eligible candidates and the choice of the GPHR. The selection committee is composed of seven members who are designated by the May 18 Foundation’s Articles of Association. The rest of the procedure will abide by the Articles of Association.

 

 

5. Award details

 

· Winners of the Gwangju Prize for Human Rights will receive $ 50,000 USD, a trophy, and a certificate.

· The Special Prize winner will receive $ 10,000 USD, a trophy, and a certificate.

· Winners of the Gwangju Prize for Human Rights and Special Prize will attend the official press conference and award ceremony.

 

 

6. Submission

 

Submission Period: August 1 ~ September 30, 2024

- ONLY the documents within this term will be accepted

 

Required Submission Documents

i) Nomination Form (download the attachment)

ii) The Nominees Curriculum Vitae

iii) Five ID Photos

- Paste one on the designated spots

- Send 4 photos as separate attachments

- Submit high-quality photos

iv) Other materials that can substantiate activities and eligibility for the award

- If the material is not in English, be sure to attach an English explanation of the material.

v) Send all documents via E-mail to gwangjuprize@gmail.com

 

7. Submission Confirmation

 

An email confirming the receipt and validity of the submitted nomination will be sent out to the nominator once the submission is complete.

 

 

For more information, please visit http://eng.518.org/ or email to gwangjuprize@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

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