Facts about theNobel Peace Prize Announcements, Ceremony and Committee
10 DECEMBER – THE NOBEL PRIZE AWARD CEREMONY
The Nobel Laureates take center stage in Stockholm on 10 December, when they receive the Nobel Medal, Nobel Diploma and a document confirming the Nobel Prize amount from King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.
In Oslo, the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates receive their Nobel Peace Prize from the Chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee in the presence of King Harald V of Norway. An important part is the presentation of the Nobel Lectures by the Nobel Laureates. In Stockholm, the lectures are presented days before the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony. In Oslo, the Nobel Laureates deliver their lectures during the Nobel Peace Prize Award Ceremony.
ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE
The Peace Prize Laureates are announced in October every year. Earlier the same day, the members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee select the Nobel Laureates through a majority vote. The decision is final and without appeal. The names of the Nobel Peace Prize Laureates are then announced at a press conference.
WHY A NORWEGIAN NOBEL COMMITTEE?
All Nobel Prizes are awarded in Stockholm, Sweden, except for the Nobel Peace Prize, which is awarded in Oslo, Norway. The founder of the Nobel Prize, Alfred Nobel, was a Swedish cosmopolitan. In his will, he declared that the Nobel Peace Prize should be awarded by a Norwegian committee. When Alfred Nobel was alive, Norway and Sweden were united under one monarch, until 1905 when Norway became an independent kingdom.