The 2021 Nobel Week in Stockholm will take place from 6 to 12 December. The laureates will receive their Nobel Prize medals and diplomas in their home countries. These presentation events will be woven together with a prize award ceremony at the Stockholm City Hall on the Nobel Day, 10 December. Hopefully the ceremony will have a local audience present. The Norwegian Nobel Committee is still keeping open the possibility of welcoming the year’s Nobel Peace Prize laureate(s) to Oslo. In mid-October, the Committee will announce the format of the Nobel festivities in Oslo. 

”I think everybody would like the COVID-19 pandemic to be over, but we are not there yet. The Nobel Prize is a global phenomenon. Every year, laureates from different continents are selected. Uncertainty about the course of the pandemic and international travel possibilities is the reason why the 2021 laureates will receive their medals and diplomas in their home countries,” says Vidar Helgesen, Executive Director of the Nobel Foundation.

The week will also include digital Nobel Prize lectures, seminars, concerts in Oslo and Stockholm and the popular Nobel Week Lights festival featuring light installations all over Stockholm. The Nobel Prize Museum in Stockholm is showing an exhibition about the Nobel Prize banquet, and the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo will open a new exhibition about the year’s peace prize in December.

”As our traditional events assume new shapes, we are looking forward to reaching even more people around the world by using new formats and digital solutions − spreading the knowledge, inspiration and hope that the Nobel Prize stands for,” says Mr Helgesen.

 

The 2021 Nobel Prize announcements

This year’s Nobel Prize announcements will take place from 4 to 11 October. Media representatives who would like to attend in person must apply in advance to the respective prize awarding institution. For detailed information on whom to contact, see https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/about/prize-announcement-dates/

Live broadcasts, interviews and in-depth information

You can follow the news about this year’s prizes on the official Nobel Prize website (nobelprize.org) and on the Nobel Prize social media channels. Press releases and in-depth information will be published when each prize is announced. 

All the prize announcements will be live streamed via nobelprize.org and the official Nobel Prize channels on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. On Instagram, you will get a glimpse of what is happening behind the scenes. Interviews with members of the Nobel Committees − who will explain the year’s prizes − and telephone interviews with the 2021 laureates will be published online after the announcements. The official hashtag for the announcements is #NobelPrize

Nobel Prize lessons

Lesson packages for secondary school students about each Nobel Prize will be published online in Swedish and English within 24 hours of the announcements. The Nobel Prize lessons are valuable tools that teachers worldwide can download and use free of charge: https://www.nobelprize.org/education-network-nobel-prize-lessons/

Nobel Calling Stockholm in October

To celebrate and understand this year’s prizes, the Nobel Prize Museum has organised numerous activities around the Swedish capital in conjunction with the announcement period. These include seminars, crash courses and panel discussions focusing on science, literature and peace efforts. Some of these activities will take place with a small physical audience. https://nobelprizemuseum.se/en/nobel-calling-2021/

Open data and API

Our open data and API about the laureates will be updated after each prize announcement. For further information, see https://www.nobelprize.org/about/developer-zone-2/

 

The 2021 Nobel Week

The Nobel Week in December will again assume new formats this year due to the ongoing pandemic.

The Nobel Prize laureates will receive their medals and diplomas in their home countries this year as well. These local presentation events will be woven together with a ceremony that will take place at the Stockholm City Hall on the Nobel Day, 10 December. Hopefully the ceremony in Stockholm will have a local audience on hand. It will also be broadcast on television and live streamed via the official Nobel Prize digital platforms. In mid-October, the Norwegian Nobel Committee will announce whether the Nobel Peace Prize laureate(s) will participate physically or digitally in December’s Oslo events.  

The Nobel Week will include a number of public activities: Digital Nobel Prize lectures, concerts in Oslo and Stockholm, seminars and the popular Nobel Week Lights festival featuring light installations all over Stockholm, inspired by previous Nobel Prizes. The Nobel Prize Museum in Stockholm is showing an exhibition about the Nobel Prize banquet, and the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo will open a new exhibition about the year’s peace prize in December.

The week’s events will be made available in digital formats, and some of the events will be able to welcome a physical audience.

While the traditional Nobel Prize banquet at the Stockholm City Hall will not take place in 2021, everyone is welcome to view the new exhibition at the Nobel Prize Museum entitled “The Nobel Prize banquet – behind the scenes”. Here you can see ball gowns that left a lasting impression as well as videos and photographs from past banquets. The exhibition tells about the creativity of the chefs who shape the dinner menu, and you can listen to the speeches of thanks given by various laureates.  

Here you will find the Nobel Week programme. It will be updated regularly.https://www.nobelprize.org/ceremonies/nobel-week-2021/

 

For further information, please contact

Rebecka Oxelström, Head of Press, Nobel Foundation
rebecka.oxelstrom@nobelprize.org +46 73 412 66 75

Erik Aasheim, Project manager Media 
The Nobel Peace Prize / The Norwegian Nobel Institute
media@nobel.no + 47 916 85 287

 

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