A unique idea - An exciting project at North Cape - An annual prize to destitute children.
Each year in June, The Children of the Earth Prize is awarded during a public ceremony at North Cape, Norway. The prize currently amounts to 150.000 Norwegian kroner (NOK), equal to about 15.500 euros or 17.500 US dollars. The prize is presented to an individual or a project which, over time, has demonstrated compassion and ability to help children that suffer somewhere in the world. Anyone may nominate candidates for this prize.
Each year, almost 280 000 people from all over the world travel to North Cape - the top of Europe. On the cliff overlooking the Arctic Ocean, they can observe the works of art that constitute The Children of the Earth monument. On a specific day in June, in the giant North Cape Hall blasted out in the rock beneath the monument, the annual Children of the Earth Prize is awarded for the benefit of destitute children somewhere in the world.