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The World’s Children’s Prize in Sweden

The World’s Children’s Prize is open to all schools, child groups and to all humanitarian organizations. It is free of charge to participate in the World’s Children’s Prize program for all who join us.

Over 100 countries
Until today schools and children’s organizations in over 100 countries have joined the World’s Children’s Prize (WCP). In some countries, the WCP is implemented by schools and engaged teacher’s, in other countries in close cooperation with the Ministry of Education and/or school boards. Some countries have a very large number of Global Friend-schools and groups, some have fewer. More than one thousand Swedish schools have joined the World’s Children’s Prize and the very first Global Friend school in the world that registered comes from the north of Sweden!.

Join today!
Schools, children’s organizations and groups can register with the World’s Children’s Prize as Global Friends. Humanitarian organizations register as Adult Friend-organizations. This gives you the right to take part in the program and to work with the material, to participate in the Global Vote and to nominate new candidates for the prize. Register as Global Friend school or organization and as Adult Friend organization here, or by contacting us by e-mail at

Focal Points
In some countries, often those that have a very large number of participating schools, the World’s Children’s Prize is coordinated by Focal Points responsible for distribution of the material, information, training and reporting the voting results etcetera. Find a list of our current Focal Points here.

You can contact the World’s Children’s Prize Focal Point in Sweden at

<p> ‘Masters of Ceremony’ Lisa Bonongwe from Zimbabwe and Tommy Rutten from the United States led the ceremony. Here with Sweden’s Queen Silvia.</p>

(Above) Every year Prize Laureates and Child Jury members, as well as HM Queen Silvia and children from around Sweden, join together in the annual Award Ceremony in Sweden.

(Right) Voting with a ballot box made of ice in the north of Sweden.

Voting in Haparanda