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Official Earthshot Nominator

What is the Earthshot Prize?

Lancaster University’s Centre for Global Eco-Innovation has been invited to return as an official ‘nominator’ for a prestigious prize led by Prince William and Sir David Attenborough. The Earthshot Prize, described as the most ambitious and prestigious of its kind, is designed to provide incentives for change and help to repair our planet over the next ten years. Each year five winners will be awarded £1,000,000 to support their work.

Taking inspiration from President John F. Kennedy’s Moonshot which united millions of people around an organising goal to put people on the moon and catalysed the development of new technology in the 1960s, The Earthshot Prize is centred around five ‘Earthshots’. These are simple but ambitious goals for our planet which, if achieved by 2030, will improve life for us all, for generations to come.

Official Nominator Badge 2023

Open call for applications

The Centre for Global Eco-Innovation is running an open call for applications from individuals, organisations and teams. 

The prize will reward achievement and action in five areas:

The 5-stage prize process to select a winner for each Earthshot is as follows:

  1. Nominations: the Centre for Global Eco-Innovation and other nominators are seeking out solutions from across the globe that will help us reach our Earthshots
  2. Screening: Nominations will be screened as part of an independent assessment process run by Deloitte, our implementation partner.
  3. Shortlist: A distinguished panel of experts will support the judging process, making recommendations to The Earthshot Prize Council.
  4. Selection: Prince William and The Earthshot Prize Council select the five winners.
  5. Awards: The winners of The Earthshot Prize will be announced at an awards ceremony, which will take place in different cities across the world each year between 2021 and 2030.

Nominations are open

Nominations will be accepted until Sunday 3rd December.

Read about this year’s nominees

Submit your nomination

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You can discover more at the Earthshot Prize website or email