Nominations meeting the outlined basic requirements will be screened by a panel made up by jury member Joseph Wilhelm, the jury chairman Bernward Geier and the organizing team. From the nominee pool, the panel will select the five finalists who are already considered winners. Each of the five selected persons will receive an award certificate and a 2.500 Euro cash prize.
The jury chairman will personally visit the five finalists and their projects. A report will be compiled for the jury providing the best and most reliable information for the final selection. The five finalists and cash prize winners will be chosen by the end of February. The visits to the finalists will be arranged during the months of April/May.
Based on the reports and documentation from visiting the finalists, the OWA jury makes the final decision about the One World Award Gold Laureate. The report will help the jury to make an informed and wise choice. In order to avoid any potential conflict of interest the jury chairman will not cast a final vote.
The jury meeting is scheduled for mid May. The OWA Laureate will be acknowledged with a beautiful statue (“Lady OWA”) and a 25.000 Euro cash prize.
The prize money is intended to be used for work in progress or related new activities and is not meant to be spent for personal use.
The ONE WORLD Lifetime Achievement AWARD will be chosen by the OWA patron IFOAM and the jury. The OWA winners and finalists are invited to the award ceremony that will take place in September in Germany.