Every year, the World’s Children’s Prize organises a week filled with activities in Mariefred, Sweden. The WCP Child Rights Heroes, Jury children, Child Rights Ambassadors and others come together.
The annual WCP Ceremony is led by the international Child Jury at Gripsholm Castle in Mariefred. All three Child Rights Heroes are honoured and receive prize money towards their work with children. Young artists from around the world, perform, and H.M. Queen Silvia of Sweden helps the Jury children to present the awards.
Organize local celebrations!
Some schools organize their own ceremony as part of a WCP day or evening event to celebrate the Child Rights Heroes and the rights of the child. Family and friends, local officials, politicians, journalists and other adults can be invited. It makes for a festive day or evening for the rights of the child, with a host to lead the proceedings, and speeches and performances.
Celebrate children’s rights!
The common thread that links everything is the rights of the child and what you have experienced through the World’s Children’s Prize Program. It is a great experience for all the children who have participated in the Program, and it gives parents and other adults a good overview of what their children have been involved in, and of the rights of the child.