Every year, the Nordic Council awards five prizes in recognition of Nordic literature, languages, music, and film, as well as innovative initiatives in the field of the environment.
Meet the nominees
50 works and initiatives from all the Nordic countries have been nominated for the 2022 Nordic Council prizes for the environment, music, film, literature, and children and young people’s literature. Among them we find the very best the Nordic Region has to offer in terms of novels and poetry collections, picture books and youth literature, attention-grabbing feature films, albums featuring electronic music, folk and art music, as well as initiatives with an emphasis on nature-based solutions.
Watch the awards ceremony here
The broadcast from Helsinki’s Musikhuset will start at 20:00 (Finnish time) and can be watched live on YLE Teema/YLE throughout the Nordic Region. The awards ceremony will also be broadcast on other public service channels throughout the Nordic Region. Check your national television listings for details.
Watch the awards ceremony live on YLE
The programme for the evening will be hosted by presenter Andrea Reuter and actor and presenter Christoffer Strandberg, and will offer a variety of first-rate performances on stage, including a dance piece choreographed by Sofia Ruija, a video installation created by Arash Irandoust, and music by the Wegelius Chamber Orchestra. The evening will be drawn to a close by Faroese artist Eivør, who won the 2021 Nordic Council Music Prize.
The winners will receive the Northern Lights statuette and DKK 300,000. Giving out the prizes in 2022 are:
- Nordic Council Music Prize – artist and former winner Eivør Pálsdóttir
- Nordic Council Literature Prize – poet Jenni Haukio
- Nordic Council Children and Young People’s Literature Prize – chair of the board of Moomin Characters Oy Ltd, Sophia Jansson
- Nordic Council Environment Prize – to be confirmed
- Nordic Council Film Prize – to be confirmed
You can follow our live updates from the awards ceremony on social media. Join us behind the scenes and be the first to know about everything happening on stage with the winners, acknowledgments, and of course all the artists. We use the hashtag #nrpriser.
About the Nordic Council prizes
First awarded in 1962, the literature prize is the oldest of the five prizes. It was first awarded in 1962 and has since been followed by the music prize, the environment prize, the film prize and the children and young people’s literature prize. Five adjudication committees select the nominees and the winner.