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The Puffin Foundation, Ltd. and Type Media Center are now accepting nominations for the 2021 Puffin Prize for Creative Citizenship, a $100,000 award given to an individual or organization that challenges the status quo through courageous, distinctive, and socially responsible work.

Nominations are due by Friday, September 17th, 2021.

The prize encourages recipients to continue and expand on their work. A strong candidate is someone who has either raised awareness of or significantly influenced major social issues in the past year. We consider candidates from all backgrounds and across various fields. Examples of past nominations we've received have been for individuals and organizations working in the areas of defending and expanding democracy, healthcare access, food justice and food sovereignty, police brutality, voting rights, and more.


Type Media Center is currently soliciting nominations for the Puffin Prize for Creative Citizenship, an annual $100,000 award given to a group or individual who has challenged the status quo through courageous, distinctive, and socially responsible work.

2020's winner, Desmond Meade, was honored for his commitment to voting rights and community organizing as president of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition with a virtual event where he joined Emmy-award-winning musician John Legend for a conversation about the urgency of voting rights work. You can watch the event here.

Other past winners have included Colin Kaepernick, Amy Goodman, Bryan Stevenson, the Sunrise Movement, and the Parkland students who founded March for Our Lives.


For more information or if you have any questions, email info@typemediacenter.org or call 212-822-0263.

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.