Nominations are now open for the Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity, a new annual international humanitarian award to be given to a person or a group of people who put themselves at risk to enable others to survive. To judge the nominations, the Aurora Prize has gathered an eclectic and acclaimed group of people to serve on its selection committee. Some of these notable names include Hollywood star and academy award-winning actor and humanitarian, George Clooney; Nobel Laureates Elie Wiesel and Shirin Ebadi; former President of Ireland Mary Robinson; human rights activist Hina Jilani; former Australian Foreign Minister and President and CEO of the International Crisis Group Gareth Evans; and President of the Carnegie Corporation of New York, Vartan Gregorian. All of these names are accomplished in a diverse range of fields, but are united in their commitment to the principles of humanitarianism.
From July to October 2015 people can go to www.100Lives.com/Prize to submit nominations for candidates they believe have overcome great personal challenges to make an exceptional impact on preserving human life and advancing humanitarian causes. The Aurora Prize is calling for nominations of lesser-known yet inspirational stories of courage and intervention. It wants to honour those who risked their own safety because of a heightened sense of humanity and responsibility and support life-saving causes in a practical way.
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