Want to be a changemaker to make the world a better place? Just like the Child Rights Heroes and many of the children in The Globe. Then the World’s Children’s Prize program (WCP) can support you.
Celebrate! The WCP Ceremony is led by the Child Jury at Gripsholm Castle in Mariefred, Sweden. All Child Rights Heroes are honoured and receive prize money towards their work with children. H.M. Queen Silvia of Sweden helps the children of the jury to present the awards. Many schools organise their own closing ceremony, where they show the video from the Ceremony and celebrate the rights of the child.
Age limit for the World’s Children’s Prize The World’s Children’s Prize exists for anyone from age ten until the year they turn 18. The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child says that you are a child until you turn 18. The lower age limit is there for several reasons: in order to be able to participate in the Global Vote, you must learn all about the work of the nominees. The children they fight for have often experienced severe violations of their rights, and their stories can be frightening for younger children. Even older children may find it hard to read about such difficult experiences. That’s why it is important to have an adult to talk to afterwards.