NOMINATION PROCESS      
 

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.

 

 

 

 

Current Prize Recipient

BRYAN STEVENSON
Bryan Stevenson is a widely acclaimed public interest lawyer who has dedicated his career to helping the poor, the incarcerated, and the condemned. Under his leadership, the EJI has won major legal challenges eliminating excessive and unfair sentencing, exonerating innocent death row prisoners, confronting abuse of the incarcerated and the mentally ill, and aiding children prosecuted as adults. Stevenson has successfully argued several cases in the United States Supreme Court, including an historic ruling that mandatory life-without-parole sentences for all children 17 or younger are unconstitutional.
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