Puffin Prize for Creative Citizenship

The Puffin Foundation, Ltd. and The Type Media Center (formerly The Nation Institute) are the mutual sponsors of an annual award in the amount of $100,000 given to an individual who has challenged the status quo through distinctive, courageous, imaginative and socially responsible work of significance. Candidates are to be found in a broad range of occupations and pursuits, including academia, journalism, public health, literature, art, the environmental sciences, labor and the humanities. The prize is intended to encourage the recipients to continue their work, and to inspire others to challenge the prevailing orthodoxies they face in their careers.

The Puffin Prize for Creative Citizenship was renamed in 2017.  It was formerly known as the Puffin/Nation Prize for Creative Citizenship.

Remembering Victor Navasky
The Puffin Foundation deeply mourns the passing of Victor Navasky. Our collaborations with Victor date back more than 20 years when Puffin jointly began the Puffin Prize for Creative Citizenship with The Nation Magazine where he was both Editor and Publisher. Our current support of Student Nation and the investigative work of Type Media upon whose Board he sat can be traced back to that first meeting with him. You can read more about Victor here and here. His insights, humor, and brilliance will be missed.


2001 Robert Parris Moses

Winner of the 2001 Puffin Prize for Creative Citizenship (formerly the Puffin/Nation Prize for Creative Citizenship). A lifelong social activist, civil rights pioneer, and visionary educator, Bob Moses uniquely exemplified…

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