Call For Proposals


Proposals will be judged based on identifying and demonstrating a deep understanding of a language based challenge in the candidates’ local community.

Proposals will be judged based on how well they:

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

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

  • Focus on meaningful community connections and consultation

  • Identify the opportunities that solving this issue has for the community

Proposals will be accepted via the Google Form, video, etc.

Proposal submissions can be made from February 2, 2021 - March 6, 2021.

Successful candidates will be notified on April 12, 2021 and will be invited to participate in the Audrey Wearn Language Prize Design Sprint on May 4, 2021.

Application Form

Please submit your proposal directly through the form linked below. Proposal submission closes April 6, 2021.

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 ages of 16-30 as of January 1, 2021.


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


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