link | Language for Life Award

  • The Language for Life Award will be given to individuals, groups, communities, or organisations who can demonstrate that they are doing work that uses understandings of language and/or linguistics to benefit others.

    The purpose of the Language for Life Award is to recognise and encourage projects in Subaltern Linguistics that empower people by using understandings of socio-semiotics.

    In addition to recognition of their work, up to 5 Awardees will be given a cash award of AUD $200 each.

    The 2019 Language for Life Award winners will be announced at FLC 2019.

    Language for Life Award contestants do not have to attend the FLC conference to win; however, they will be asked to submit a 10 minute video for publication by FLC. This video will document their project in more detail and will be shared with the general public. Additional guidelines and support will be provided to the Award winners.

    To apply for this award, follow these simple directions:

    – Record a 2 minute video telling us about your project
    – Post the video on YouTube or any other video sharing website
    – Send us a link to the video using this link
    – Last date for submission: July 31, 2019

    – Anyone can submit: there are no restrictions on age, education, gender, location, job, training etc.
    – You may, with permission, submit a project on behalf of someone else
    – You may apply for the award as an individual, group, community, or organization
    – At this time, we have colleagues who can help us evaluate submissions in the following languages: Arabic, Aymara, Ashaninka, Awajun, Cebuano, Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Malay, Balti, Balochi, Bangla, Bhojpuri, Brushaski, Dameli, Malay, English, Filipino, Gawri, Gujrati, Hindi, Hindko, Ifugao, Japanese, Kalash, Kichwa, Khowar, Kristang, Kohistani, Maithili, Mauritium Kreole, Maya Yucateco, Mixteco Nahuatl, Nepali, Odia, Pahari, Paula, Portuguese, Purepecha, Putonghua (Chinese), Punjabi, Pushto, Quechua, Russian, Shipibo, Shina, Sindhi, Siraiki, Spanish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Torwali, Triqui, Urdu, Wakhi, Vietnamese, Zapotec…
    – Please contact us if you want to submit a video in a different language. We will try our best to support your request
    Essential criteria:

    – The project that you submit should document how you or someone in your community used language/linguistics to benefit the community
    – FLC should be able to independently verify any claims made in the submission

  • Category: Language
  • Thematic area: Capacity-building
  • Call topics: Environmental and language activism
  • Major objective: Thematic areas: Support
  • Area of intervention: Empower through capacity-building