The Humanitarian Award recognises the unsung superheroes working in the humanitarian field.
Who's your humanitarian hero?
We are asking you to nominate a humanitarian worker who you believe should be publicly recognised for an outstanding contribution to a particular humanitarian crisis.
This individual will have demonstrated great courage and creativity in their work, the power to inspire others, the ability to lead as well as to follow, and incredible integrity in difficult circumstances. This work could be in one of the following areas: disaster relief, human development, refugee assistance, civil society, equitable economic development, health, environment, education, population or public policy.
The individual could work for anyone in the humanitarian and development community including INGO workers, suppliers to the sector, community organisations or government organisations.
“Winning this award tells me that people are watching and appreciating what I’m doing. The best thing for me is to move ahead and help people, and I’m sure the award will help more people to come and support AfriKids to do greater work in Ghana”
- Joe Asakibeem of AfriKids, winner of the Humanitarian Award 2018
Entries will be judged on the following criteria:
- How compellingly you tell their story
- How the individual made an outstanding contribution to humanitarian or international development work in challenging circumstances
- Who and how many people were reached
- How much of a lasting impact the individual made on the lives of others
- How has the individual's story inspired others to act
How to enter
Deadline for entries: 5pm on Friday 12 October 2018. There are two parts to the application.
- Submit up to three images of the nominee via the entry form (to be used in our communications).
- Complete the entry form. Here you can provide information about the individual and explain why you think they should win.
Please note, if shortlisted, we will contact you and ask for a testimonial video to be shown during the awards ceremony.
Your entry will not be considered if we do not have both parts of the application.
Last year's winner and finalists
The judges selected three inspiring individuals as the finalists. The winner was announced at the awards ceremony on Monday 26 February.
Winner: Joe Asakibeem, project manager at AfriKids Ghana - "Joe is a hero of grassroots development, proving the power of local people to triumph over adversity."
Finalist: Andrew Choyce, staff anaesthetist at Orbis UK - "Andrew has helped countless adults and children in need around the world, saving them from a life of unnecessary darkness."
Finalist: Omar Ali, head of Mission, Iraq, at Human Appeal - "In 10 months Omar Ali has turned Human Appeal Iraq from nothing into a world-class, world-leading and world-recognised humanitarian response outfit."