The Apollo Award
The Award for those serving education at a world scale
The nine Muses inspiring Apollo living
at Mount Parnassus
Apollo was worshipped for his many qualities, proven by his epithets:
Epicourios – Ready to help
Katharsios – Ready to purge evil
Savior – Saving from evil
Alexicacos – Protector from harm and evil
Kourotrofos – Feeder of children
Mousigetis – Conducting the Muses
Moiragetis – Leader of human destiny
Loxias – His oracle was interpretable in two ways
Ecativolos – Able to throw arrows 100 meters, and reach his target
Exceptional Achievements Deserve to be Recognized and Honoured
It is a globally accepted way to honour outstanding talent and achievements in order to make merits visible to the world. Some of the most notable are The Nobel Prize for scientific achievements and peace, the Right Livelihood Award for human achievements, the Oscars and the Golden Globe Awards for the entertainment industry and many more.
However, till now, an award that felicitates the personalities supporting and sponsoring human values in arts, culture, and education on an international level was missing.
Once the International Delphic Foundation was in function, it was decided to close this gap with the prestigious Apollo Award.
Apollo, the God of beauty, lights, and arts inspires the 21st century with a symbol that encourages mutual respect, love and understanding amongst nations. The award is designed to celebrate achievements in the realms of arts and culture along with the expertise in technical knowledge and modern triumphs.
- Excellence in education and innovative ideas
- Undertaking positive deeds that will benefit the community as a whole
- Active involvement in compassionately working for bringing nations together
- Building strong bonds of identity and tradition in our era of globalisation
- Supporting the conservation of cultural heritage of specific countries
From the 12 categories of recognition, nearly 6 incorporate skill-sets of modern arts, communication, and architecture while others represent a cross-over of cultural boundaries. Every category significantly appreciates the varied cultures of our world.
These special awards are determined by an independent panel of judges in conjunction with the International Delphic Foundation.
They are presented by the IDF along with the host of the official opening ceremony. While IDF formation is proposed in Europe, the Apollo Awards Association Headquarters is tol be domiciled in Africa or Asia. The organizers believe that with time, these awards will be as prestigious as the Oscars in the USA and the Nobel Prize in Sweden.
The panel will also honour the host country or region for their innovation in art, culture, economics and science in an internationally covered ceremony.
The award is given to sponsors who support working for international peace, understanding, youth, education and culture but will not be awarded to individual participation.
The 12 Award Categories include:
The APOLLO will be awarded for the following twelve categories by a panel of judges to include members of the Diplomatic Corps.
- Musical Arts & Sounds
- Performing Arts
- Language Arts
- Visual Arts
- Social Arts & Communication
- Ecological Arts & Architecture
- Lifetime’s Achievement
- Honorary Award
- Audience Award (to be voted for by the public & media)
From the accepted nominees, IDC will choose 3 finalists for each of the 12 categories, from which the winners will be chosen.All nominated participants will be invited to meet over a special lunch.
The final winners will be chosen by a committee of diplomats, sponsors, public figures and members of the IDF Awards Board.
The Apollo Evening Gala will host members of the Diplomatic Corps, all participants, winners, associates and those involved in presenting the awards. In an endeavour to make Apollo Awards as prestigious as some of the biggest ceremonies in the world, the organisers hope to enlighten an awareness of the aim to strengthen the specific skills of art and culture around the world.