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Nominations for the World Literacy Awards 2021

are now open

The World Literacy Awards recognizes individuals or organizations annually for their outstanding endeavors that promote literacy learning. We encourage all champions in the field of literacy to enter the prestigious World Literacy Awards in 2021.  

You are now invited to nominate literacy projects, organizations, public figures or role models as worthy recipients from around the world. 

The awards are an initiative of the World Literacy Foundation, a peak global literacy charity and the World Literacy Council.

Nomination closing date: 22nd July midday EST

The Judging Panel of 10 eminent leaders from across the global including literacy leaders, Nobel Literature Prize recipients and award winning authors.

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7 Award Categories

SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION TO LITERACY BY AN ORGANIZATION

Awarded to an organization that continues to operate and provide a cutting-edge difference in literacy.

SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION TO LITERACY BY A CELEBRITY

Awarded to a globally recognized celebrity for their efforts made in improving management and challenges in their own country and globally.

SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION TO LITERACY BY AN INDIVIDUAL

Awarded to an individual for their outstanding efforts to improve literacy.

SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION TO LITERACY BY A NATION

Awarded to a nation for its outstanding Government policies and improvements in literacy and education.

ACADEMIC AWARD

Recognizes an individual for both academic excellence and extensive service to the community in the field of education and literacy. The award is presented to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution not only in literature but in their intellectual work on writing and research.

SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION TO LITERACY BY A YOUTH *New

Recognizes the efforts and actions of a young person to reduce illiteracy

SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION TO LITERACY IN RESPONSE TO THE PANDEMIC *New

Excellence Award to an organization or community group with a significant and rapid response to mitigate the impact of Covid-19 in education.

Who can apply and who can nominate?

Groups, non-governmental organizations and individuals who promote literacy through projects and programmes are welcome to apply directly or can be nominated by a supporter. Applications are accepted through our application form via the relevant categories listed above.

Deadline for candidates to submit applications: 22nd July 2021

The nominations will be assessed by an independent international judging panel composed of experts based on the selection criteria.

Winners will be announced on International Literacy Day 8 September 2021.

For assistance with an application or for more information please contact: awards@worldliteracyawards.org

2020 Winners

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Little Free Library

SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION TO LITERACY BY AN ORGANIZATION

shakira

Shakira

SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION TO LITERACY BY AN INDIVIDUAL

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Jordan

SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION TO LITERACY BY A NATION

Dr Armene Modi

Dr Armene Modi

ACADEMIC AWARD