World Justice Challenge 2021

The World Justice Challenge 2021: Advancing the Rule of Law in a Time of Crisis is now open for submissions.

Applications are due December 11, 2020.
 

 

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The World Justice Challenge 2021: Advancing the Rule of Law in a Time of Crisis is a global competition to identify, recognize, and promote good practices and high-impact projects and policies that protect and advance the rule of law in this time of unprecedented crisis.

  • Cash awards ($20,000 USD) will go to six projects that show demonstrable results and promising prospects for future progress, replication, and scaling.
     
  • Five winners will be chosen by a committee of experienced judges and one winner will be selected by popular vote by WJP's network for its inspiration and impact.
     
  • Finalists will be profiled on WJP's website and social media to promote visibility and uptake of these promising approaches. Winning projects will receive additional communications and networking opportunities to support their work.

Initiatives will be evaluated based on their impact and potential for scaling, replication, and sustainability. The competition will feature solutions addressing issues under the following themes:

 

 

How to Apply

There are two ways to apply:

If you download the application, please email your completed application to engagement@worldjusticeproject.org using the subject line "Application: WJC 2021."

 

Eligibility and Entry Requirements

The competition is multidisciplinary and open to a variety of organization types, including: civil society, non-profits, social entrepreneurs, national and multilateral government agencies, local government bodies, businesses/private sector enterprises, and law firms from any country in the world. Collaborative, multi-organizational entries are welcome.

  • All individuals, organizations, and entities are eligible to enter the competition and may submit up to two entries. Collaborative entries among several individuals/organizations are welcome.
  • Entries must be in English.
  • All entries must be received by December 11, 2020.

 

Selection Criteria

Projects will be evaluated based on their impact and potential for scaling, replication, and sustainability.

 

Selection of Finalists and Winners

World Justice Challenge finalists will be selected by thematic partner organization representatives and WJP staff. From the finalists, five winning projects will be chosen by a committee of experienced judges. One winner will be selected by popular vote by WJP’s network for its inspiration and impact.

 

Competition Timeline

 

Applications Open

 

 

October 14, 2020

 

Applications Close

 

 

December 11, 2020

 

Notification of Finalists

 

 

January 31, 2021

 

Finalists Showcase

 

 

March - April 2021

 

Awards Ceremony

 

 

May 2021