Apply for UNESCO Prizes

UNESCO Prizes award outstanding achievements of individuals and organisations that work to further UNESCO’s goals.

All UK nominations for UNESCO prizes must be submitted through the UK National Commission for UNESCO (UKNC) or one of its partners. This is to help ensure that all UK nominations are of the highest standard, and to provide support and advice to individuals and organisations.

The deadlines that UNESCO publicises are the final deadline by which time the full application, with UKNC endorsement, must be submitted. UK applicants must usually submit their applications to the UKNC at least 3 weeks before this date. Specific Prize deadlines are available below. For more information on submitting your prize application with us, please read our Accreditation Policy.