THE NATION INSTITUTE and the PUFFIN FOUNDATION SEEK NOMINATIONS FOR THE
2017 PUFFIN/NATION PRIZE for CREATIVE CITIZENSHIP,
which will be awarded at the Institute's annual gala dinner this December in New York City.
This $100,000 award is given to an individual who has challenged the status quo through distinctive, courageous, imaginative, and socially responsible work of significance.
Previous winners include:
Robert Moses • Dolores Huerta David Protess • Barbara Ehrenreich •
Benjamin Jealous • Jonathan Kozol • Amy Goodman • Michael Ratner • Van Jones
Jim Hightower • Cecile Richards • Bill McKibben • Tony Kushner • Barry Lynn •
Reverend Dr. William J. Barber II
Candidates can be found in a wide variety of occupations, including academia, journalism, organizing, public health, environmental sciences, literature, art, and the humanities. The prize is intended to encourage the recipients to continue their work and to inspire others to challenge the prevailing orthodoxies they face in their own careers. The recipient must be a US citizen and cannot currently be holding or seeking public office.
Nominations for the 2017 Puffin/Nation Prize are now closed.