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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Nominations sought for eisteddfod peace prize

* Last year's winner Last year's prize winner
Dr Waheed Arian receives the peace prize.
Individuals or groups committed to peace are being encouraged to put their names forward
to be honoured at this summer's Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod.

Rotary International will make the Peace Prize supported by sponsors Westminster Stone.

Rotary International is one of the largest humanitarian organisations in the world and shares its commitment to peace with the eisteddfod.

Shortlisted entrants will be invited to a presentation ceremony at the Pavilion on Thursday July 4 which will be part of an evening of international celebration.

Last year's prize winner Dr Waheed Arian will join the 2019 judging panel.

Dr Arian and The Arian Foundation was acknowledged for the pioneering scheme Arian Teleheal which connects volunteer doctors in the UK, US and other countries with their peers using their smartphones and Skype or WhatsApp, enabling real-time discussions on the best available care for patients.

This year’s judges also include Richard Hazlehurst of Bradford Peace Centre and Rotary Peace Project founder Jean Best who was recognised as a peace honoree at the United Nations in 2018.

Eisteddfod chairman Dr Rhys Davies said: “Following on from the inspiring work and astounding success of the last three year’s celebrations, we’re delighted once again to recognise the individuals and organisations that work so hard to make a difference, promoting peace here in the UK and across the world.

“The initial idea of creating the Rotary International Peace Prize was born at the Llangollen Eisteddfod five years ago and with the festival’s initiative of spreading peace, friendship and goodwill across all nations more important than ever, it’s with great pride that we’re able to highlight peace advocates in an international celebration."

* For more information about the eisteddfod and the Rotary International Peace Award, visit

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