Call for Nominations – UNESCO International Literacy Prizes 2020

UNESCO has launched the call for nominations for the 2020 edition of the UNESCO International Literacy Prizes, on the theme “Teaching and learning literacy: The role of educators and changing pedagogies”. This theme is all the more relevant given the exceptional circumstances we are currently facing: to ensure the continuity of education for the duration of this pandemic, we are using innovative remote learning solutions on an unprecedented scale.

Established in 1967, these Prizes are composed of

  • two UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prizes, sponsored by the Republic of Korea, and
  • three UNESCO Confucius Prizes for Literacy, sponsored by the People’s Republic of China.

Each year, they are awarded to individuals, governments, and non-governmental organizations in recognition of their contribution to the promotion of literacy.

Please note that this call for nominations for the 2020 UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prize is subject to the renewal of the Prize by the UNESCO Executive Board, which has been delayed due to exceptional circumstances.

The nominations should strictly keep in mind this year’s theme, as well as the specific thematic vision of each Prize, which is “the development and use of mother-tongue literacy education and training” for the UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prize, and “literacy amongst adults in rural areas and out-of-school youth,
particularly girls and women” for the UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy.

Application Process: The nomination process will take place via a dedicated online platform. All applicants can access the online application form by requesting access through the link:

Last date for submission for Indian Nationals: 27 June 2020

To read eligibility criteria, nomination related information information and about each prize category, Click Here to View Document