Second highest ever number of Nobel Peace Prize nominations in 2022

The Gold Medallion awarded for the Nobel Peace Prize. Photo: Heiko Junge / NTB

The second-highest ever number of total nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize has been registered this year with 343. Of these 343 nominations, which was an increase of 14 from 2021, some 251 were individuals and 93 were organizations.

Huge number of nominations, increase from 2021

The preliminary record for total Nobel Peace Prize nominations was almost beat as figures were released showing 343 nominations for this year’s prize. The record was set in 2016, with 376, and this year’s nomination was still the second-highest ever recorded in the Prize’s 120-year history.

Some 343 nominations were registered for the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize of which 93 were organizations and 251 individuals. This was an increase of 14 nominations from the 2021 edition which saw Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov jointly win.

Nominations must be submitted to the Nobel Committee by January 31 each year to be considered valid. Following the first meeting of the Nobel Committee, a shortlist is made for further discussions throughout the year before the prize is awarded in Oslo on December 10.

This year various Norwegian politicians have confirmed they have nominated world-famous environmentalist and presenter David Attenborough, the Arctic Council, and Tibetan filmmaker, Dhondup Wangchen.

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