Applying is easy! Remember, you must be in high school in order to apply and you must be in one of our 27 regions in order to win the Prize. Applicants to the Prize are assigned to the regional committee closest to the region where their volunteer work has taken place. If you are not in one of our 27 regions, you can win a Certificate of Accomplishment.
Each committee evaluates applications on each of three criteria.
- The first is the significance of your activity and how it promotes racial harmony, understanding, and mutual respect among community members.
- We also consider how important the applicant's role was in the activity.
- Finally, we consider the scope and impact of the activity on the community.
There are two parts of the application — one for you and one for your sponsor. Your sponsor must be a teacher, advisor, community or religious leader, or other responsible adult, who is not related to you, and who oversaw your project or who has directly witnessed your project's outcome. They must be familiar with the work you are presenting for the Prize. Each part of the application can be completed separately online — OR — downloaded, printed and mailed. Both parts of the application are due by January 31, 2017.