Below you’ll find answers to the most frequent questions we get asked about applying for the Earthshot Prize

Once selected as a Finalist/Winner, it is not possible to be re-nominated for the Prize in future years. All Finalists will receive unprecedented support as part of The Earthshot Prize’s commitment to helping our Finalists scale their impact.

The five Earthshots will stay the same until 2030, but the detail and target areas for each Earthshot will change in line with what The Earthshot Prize feels will make the biggest difference each year. For more details on the target areas for 2023 please see the section on ‘Our Earthshot Focus Areas’. This is intended as a guide only. It is not a prescriptive list and we will accept wildcard nominations in areas we have not considered.

The nomination form asks you to identify the primary Earthshot the solution applies to, but you are also able to select what problem areas the solution addresses across other Earthshots, in case your nomination applies to more than one Earthshot. The Earthshot Prize may move nominations into different Earthshots where we deem it appropriate and where the solution has the best chance of winning. However ultimately nominations can only win in one category.

The Earthshot Prize focuses on solutions that with financial, communications, network and organisationalsupport can rapidly scale or be replicated. This means they must be well beyond the idea stage but may still have development requirements before they are ready to scale their impact. Solutions that have already entered growth stage and are limited only by funding will benefit less from The Earthshot Prize and are therefore less of a focus. Please see the section on ‘Selection Priorities’ for more details.

Each question in the nomination form contains help text which outlines 'What you need to tell us'. It is important to validate any claims you make in the form with evidence and examples, which can be qualitative (e.g. stories, interviews) or quantitative (e.g. statistics and data). Nominees may be contacted to provide supporting evidence for claims made in the nomination form.

If a nomination is submitted more than once, information will be consolidated, and the nomination will only be considered once. 

Nominations that were not selected as Finalists can be resubmitted in future years. We would particularly encourage this if nominations have made significant progress since being nominated initially, or if they fit into our selection priorities for a given year. Since the nomination form and our priorities have changed this year, some nominations which were not selected last year may be a better fit this year.

We anticipate that the nomination form will take between 45-90 minutes to complete, depending on how readily available the information is to you. If you have gathered information directly from the nominee, it will be quicker to complete the form but will require time to request and receive this information from your nominee.

The Earthshot Prize only accepts nominations submitted in English. 

Yes, nominees are permitted to say that they have been nominated and who nominated them.

Nominees will also receive terms and conditions if they are longlisted or asked for further information by The Earthshot Prize.

Nominations will be screened from January using the information provided in the Nomination form and longlisted nominations will undergo an independent assessment process run by Deloitte, our implementation partner.

Shortlisted solutions will be subject to a final evaluation including interviews and potentially in-person site visits.A panel of experts will support the judging process, making recommendations to the Earthshot Prize Council who will select the winners ahead of the annual award ceremony.

After The Earthshot Prize conducts a confidential screening process to assess nominations, we will inform Nominators of outcomes. If the nomination is longlisted, The Earthshot Prize team will contact both (the Nominator) and nominee to inform you of the outcome. If unfortunately, your nomination is not longlisted, we will notify you.

The decision on guests for the awards ceremony will depend on a number of factors. Further detail will be given to you in the event that your nomination(s) are selected as Finalists.

Each of the 5 winners will receive a one-million-pound grant to support them to scale the impact of their work or agreed environmental projects which are charitable or in the public benefit. After the awards, each winner will receive a global platform and prestigious profile, with their stories being showcased over the decade with an ambition of their solutions leading to mass adoption, replication and scaling.

All 15 Finalists will also be given tailored support and opportunities to help scale their impact as part of our Fellowship Programme, including being connected with The Earthshot Prize’s Global Alliance. More details will be provided to Winners and Finalists, and you can follow the progress of our past Winners and Finalists on our channels: @earthshotprize