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UNESCO International Literacy Prizes

Selection process for the UNESCO International Literacy Prizes

The 2019 call for nominations will be opening soon.

Selection timeline

  • April: launch of the call for nominations
  • June: last date to submit online nominations
  • June: international Jury Meeting
  • August: announcement of the prize winners
  • September: award ceremony in Paris, France

Get our Jury members’ advice

During the entire period of application and nomination, in order to increase your chances to be selected as a Laureate, any candidate who wishes to ask a question to our Jury members regarding the selection criteria or what to indicate in their questionnaire, will be able to do so.

Please leave us a message at and our Secretariat will convey your message to the Jury members. Please indicate in the subject: Get Jury members’ advice.