Deadline extension of the call for nomination!
New submission deadline: 2 August 2021
Created in 2020, the UNESCO-Bangladesh Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman International Prize for the Creative Economy aims to reward exceptional projects or programmes that promote youth entrepreneurship in the creative economy. Special attention is given to initiatives that seek to promote the development of entrepreneurship skills and the participation of traditionally excluded groups, particularly women and migrant and diaspora communities. The Prize rewards initiatives – rather than entrepreneurs per se – that are innovative and/or have a high proven impact.
The 50,000 USD Prize, generously supported by the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, is awarded on a biennial basis. The first award ceremony will be held on the occasion of the 41st session of UNESCO’s General Conference in November 2021.
More information on the Prize and on the nomination process is available HERE
Who can submit a nomination for the Prize?
- Government agencies from UNESCO Member States, in consultation with their National Commissions for UNESCO, and relevant Ministries active in the field of the creative economy
- NGOs in official partnership with UNESCO
- International, regional, and national professionals, academic, and non-governmental organisations active in the field of the creative economy
Who is eligible?
Individuals, institutions, entities, and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) that have devised and delivered innovative initiatives that promote youth entrepreneurship in the creative economy.
How to submit a nomination?
Submit an online nomination form in English or French along with all the required documents, including an endorsement letter from the relevant National Commission, before 2 August 2021 (midnight Paris time, UTC+2).