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Nomination Phase


One  week  after  the  annual  award  ceremony  of  the  Essl  Social  Prize  the
nomination phase for the following year  will  start  again  (applications  are  sent to the selection committee).


The timeframe for the nominations is six months.


By the end of the year, the selection committee will  present  a  recommendation for the winner of the Essl Social Prize in the following year.


The Essl Social Prize will  be  awarded  to  the  prize  winner(s)  by  Martin  and
Gerda Essl, or after they have passed away, by the  spokesperson  of  the  family advisory board, acting as chairperson of the executive board of  the  “Martin  and  Gerda Essl Social Prize Charitable Private Foundation”; the solemn ceremony  will take place at Klosterneuburg during the week before  Holy Week  in the presence of a person internationally recognised for his or her social achievements.


A total amount of 1 million euro will be handed over on this occasion.  The  funds have to be to used for the support and continuation of the prize-winning projects. Prize-winners will be entered in the Foundation records. They will also be given a certificate as well as an Essl Social Prize figurine.

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