The Audrey Wearn Language Prize was created under the mission to encourage youth ages 16+ to solve a language based challenge in their community, devising a solution that is measurable, transferable and scalable.
The legacy prize honours Audrey Wearn, seeking to advance her enduring commitment to the ongoing recognition, protection and support of multilingualism in Canada.
The Audrey Wearn Language Prize seeks to encourage Canadian youth to engage in creative problem solving, encouraging and strengthening multilingualism among Canadians.
Prize recipient(s) will receive consultation and support from the Future Design School team along with $10,000 to advance their proposal into a viable and implementable solution, building a vital cultural legacy in local communities.
Applicants may choose to work individually or in a team of up to 3 participants.
Applicants must be Canadian citizens, Permanent Residents or those residing in Sovereign Nations within the borders of what is currently recognized as Canada.
Applicants must also be 16+ years of age as of January 1, 2023.