Here are those eligible to nominate for a Peace Prize: Who may submit nominations? Each year between 150 and 200 different nominations are received of candidates for the Nobel Peace Prize. The number has risen steadily as the Prize has become increasingly globalized. There may occasionally be several thousand nominators behind one and the same nominee. Who, then, may nominate candidates for the Peace Prize? According to the statutes of the Nobel Foundation, a nomination is considered valid if it is submitted by a person who falls within one of the following categories: # Members of national assemblies and governments, and members of the Inter-Parliamentary Union # Members of the Permanent Court of Arbitration at the Hague and of the International Court of Justice at the Hague # Members of Institut de Droit International # University professors of history, political science, philosophy, law and theology, and university presidents and directors of peace research institutes and institutes of international affairs # Former Nobel Peace Prize Laureates and board members of institutions that have previously been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize # Present and past members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee # Former permanent advisers to the Norwegian Nobel Institute ON The Nobel Committee makes its selection on the basis of nominations received or postmarked no later than February 1 of the year in question. Nominations which do not meet the deadline are nor***ly included in the following year's assessment. Members of the Nobel Committee are entitled to submit their own nominations as late as at the first meeting of the Committee after the expiry of the deadline. The Committee does not itself announce the names of nominees. In so far as certain names crop up in the advance speculations as to who will receive the year's Prize, this is either sheer guesswork or information put out by the person or persons behind the nomination. Information in the Nobel Committee's nominations data base is not made public until after fifty years.Who may submit nominations? | Nobels fredspris Who nominated Obama? I don't recall ever immediately not knowing the names of who nominated others.