Barrack Obama was inaugurated as the president of the US of A on 20-Jan-2009.
The Nobel Peace prize was announced on 9-Oct-2009.
The last date for nomination was 1-Feb-2009. (Go to the part of the article that says: Myth: Candidates can be nominated until the last minute)
Before becoming the president of the US of A very little of his work was 'for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples' for which he received the prize.
Which leads us to the question? Can we hope to win the prize with 11 days of work (25 Jan was a Sunday)?
And the answer is: Yes, we can!
(cross posting from a mailing list I had originally posted this in)