The Rotary International Peace Award is awarded by Rotary International (District 1180) to recognise an individual or organisation who has contributed to the furtherance of peace and understanding throughout peoples of the world. The first Rotary Peace Award was awarded in 2016 to Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod and the Eisteddfod now provides the platform for the presentation of the prize. The Eisteddfod is proud to be associated with this international and prestigious prize, working in an ideal partnership that combines the humanitarian and international profile of Rotary International with the peace credentials of the Eisteddfod which is one of Wales’ flagship events.
2019 Award Winner
The 2019 Rotary International Peace Award was awarded to Subash Chellaiah.
Past winners of the Award
2018 – International Award winner – Dr Arian and the Arian Foundation – for their work in supporting medical services in war zones.
2018 – Regional winner – Sara Rowbotham – for her work ensuring that the voices of vulnerable young people were heard.
2017 – British Ironworks Centre – For their ‘Save a Life – Surrender Your Knife’ campaign + Medicins Sans Frontieres – For their policy of témoignage
2016 – Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod – in recognition of the work that the Eisteddfod has done since its inception in 1947 to bring people of different cultures together in an atmosphere of peace and friendship.
About Rotary International
Rotary International is one of the largest humanitarian organisations in the world and is made up of 1.23 million Rotarians worldwide who work in their local, national and international communities to help those in need. District 1180 stretches from Mid Wales up to Lancashire and includes all of North Wales, Wirral, Merseyside, parts of Shropshire and Cheshire. Rotary clubs meet regularly in most towns and are made up of men and women from 18 upwards from all backgrounds regardless of race, colour or creed. The Rotary motto is “Service Above Self”. Rotarians work as volunteers in many diverse areas which can be anything from assisting young carers in the local community to have some time to themselves, to providing humanitarian aid to countries who have suffered a major disaster such as the Nepal earthquakes or the floods in Cumbria and Lancashire. You can find more information by searching www.rotary.org or www.rotarygbi.org for Britain & Ireland.