Call For Proposals


Proposals will be judged based on identifying and demonstrating a deep understanding of a language based challenge in the candidates’ community and a high-level summary of a proposed solution.

Not to worry - all finalists will be assisted in refining and revising their solutions at the Design Sprint.

Proposals will be judged based on how well they:

  • Identify a community language challenge and demonstrate a deep understanding of that issue

  • Identify a proposed idea for solving that challenge

  • Develop an understanding of the people/users in the community

  • Focus on meaningful community connections and consultation

  • Identify the benefits the solution will bring to the community

Proposals will be accepted via the Google Form in multiple formats.

Ideas include:

  • Video explanation

  • Voice notes

  • Slideshow presentation

  • Visual display of challenge & solution

  • Instagram Story (be sure to tag us! - @audreyprize)

  • And more!

Proposal submissions can be made from January 24 - March 13, 2022.

Successful candidates will be notified on April 4, 2022 and will be invited to participate in the Audrey Wearn Language Prize Virtual Design Sprint the week of April 25, 2022.

Application Form

Please submit your proposal directly through the form linked below. Proposal submission closes March 13, 2022.

Click here for a downloadable application checklist to ensure you're all set to apply!

Note: If you have trouble accessing the submission form for any reason, feel free to email a copy of the form to

Conditions of Entry


Candidates must be Canadian citizens, Permanent Residents or those residing in Sovereign Nations within the borders of what is currently recognized as Canada and be age 16+ as of January 1, 2022.


Finalists will be selected on the basis of exceptional promise for community impact. Our selection committee will evaluate the candidates based on the judging criteria.


The award recipients will receive $10,000 towards implementing an actionable solution to their community challenge.