The Please Prize will be awarded for the first time in March 2016. The Norwegian Committee for Potential Peace have considered several deserving candidates for the prize, before creating a short-list consisting of a handful of candidates. This list provides the basis for further investigations and candidate analyses submitted by the Committee's permanent consultants and other local or international experts.
The Committee seeks to achieve unanimity in its selection of the Pleace Prize Laureate. On the rare occasions when this proves impossible, the selection is decided by a simple majority vote.