Nominations sought for Tipp peace award

Tipperary Peace Convention has announced that it is now accepting nominations for the 2011 Tipperary International Peace Award. The nomination process is open to members of the public and to representatives of organisations and associations. A short list of nominees will be announced in December and the Award winner will be announced on January 1st, 2012.

Tipperary Peace Convention has announced that it is now accepting nominations for the 2011 Tipperary International Peace Award. The nomination process is open to members of the public and to representatives of organisations and associations. A short list of nominees will be announced in December and the Award winner will be announced on January 1st, 2012.

The Award will be presented in Tipperary on a date to be confirmed in 2012.

The Tipperary Peace Award was founded in 1984 with the first recipient being the late Seán McBride, one of the founders of Amnesty International.

The principal aim of the Peace Award is to give recognition to those who promote the ideals of peace and peaceful co-operation both in Ireland and abroad. Over the past years, the Peace Prize has been awarded to a range of peacemakers.

Tipperary Peace Convention now welcomes nominations for the 2011 Award. Nominations must be submitted in writing and should include a brief resume of the person/s work for peace and why you consider that the person/s should receive the Tipperary International Peace Award. Nominations should be sent to the Hon. Secretary, Tipperary Peace Convention, 18 Father Matthew Street, Tipperary Town, Co. Tipperary and the closing date for receipt of nominations is Monday November 21st, 2011.

Nominations can also be submitted by E-Mail to: martinquinns@eircom.net

Full information on the activities of Tipperary Peace Convention can be found on it’s website; www.tipperarypeace.ie