Call for 2021 Prize Nominations.

The call for nominations for the second edition of The Nigeria Prize for Difference and Diversity is now open and will run from 22nd February to 7th April 2021.

The Nigeria Prize for Difference and Diversity seeks to find and support young Nigerians who are creating safe spaces for people across key areas, which include; gender, special needs, sexuality, faith and spirituality and mental and emotional health.

The winner of this year’s edition will be awarded the grand prize of N1million. The theme for this year’s prize, Everyone Matters reiterates the prize’s mission of celebrating everyone involved in creating safe spaces that guarantee inclusion for all.

The top ten finalists will be attending a workshop in June, where they will be coached and mentored by a faculty of thought leaders in the field of gender, human rights and special needs. This will be closely followed by the announcement of the winner of the grant prize of N1million awarded by Chude Jideonwo.

Nominees must be between the ages of 18-35 as at the period of nomination.

Presented by:
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Endowed by:

Mental & Emotional Health
Special Needs
Faith & Spirituality
Human Rights

These are the seven focus areas (categories) for the prize’s inaugural edition.


That time is finally here - and it is about time.

We are excited to finally launch The Nigeria Prize for Difference and Diversity
– to find, recognise and support individuals, communities, and organizations
creating safe spaces for individuals, free from discrimination and
marginalization with The Nigeria Prize for Difference and Diversity.

The Prize is geared to support the opening up of the voices,
hearts, and spirits of young people across Nigeria, urging them to embrace
their true identities and accept their uniqueness without fear of
being suppressed, oppressed, even misunderstood.

Nominate your diversity heroes today. Everyone Matters.

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