Princess Basma Award entry date delayed until mid-March


With less than one month to go before the closing date, the Princess Basma Award is calling on all qualified entrants to submit their final entries! Those who successfully enter their project/initiative into the competition before 3pm on the 15th March will get the chance to compete for prizes and recognition from HRH Princess Basma bint Talal and JOHUD.
The Princess Basma Award was created to encourage innovation and excellence in the development sector by honouring the efforts of its most dedicated practitioners. 2016 marks the 5th year of the competition, which has seen ever-more impressive entrants submitting the most creative development projects year on year.
This week, the head committee of the Princess Basma Award for Human Development and Community Service have conducted important visits to different areas of the country, having met with local government and NGO representatives from across the nation.
In the recent meetings that have been held, the committee have attempted to inform people of the purpose of the award, and the criteria for entry. The theme of this year is civil society organisations and their ability to create positive change in local communities through creative initiatives. The award will be given to the civil society project/initiative that best helps Jordan to reach a sustainable development goal in the most innovative way. All entries must demonstrate that they are sustainable, replicable, gender-sensitive, and inclusive (amongst others). The project must also have been created more than 2 years ago or more and must still be running.
In response to the rapidly growing interest in the contest, and to give the greatest number of groups the chance to enter, a decision has been made to extend the competition entry deadline until the 15th March. All valid entries must be emailed to before this date. For more information, please visit our website at