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.

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

COLIN KAEPERNICK
Colin Kaepernick was awarded the 2017 Puffin/Nation Prize for Creative Citizenship. During the 2016 NFL pre-season, then-San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick began refusing to stand for the playing of the national anthem in protest of racism and police violence.

"I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color," Kaepernick said at the time. "To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder."
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