The Earthshot Prize 2021 Winners

Our Winners & Finalists

Meet the incredible individuals and teams selected as the inaugural Winners & Finalists for The Earthshot Prize. After an unprecedented global search for the most innovative solutions to the greatest environmental challenges facing our planet, we are proud to present the first-ever cohort of Earthshot Prize Winners & Finalists.

Each of our five Winners will receive £1million prize money, a beautiful and one-of-a-kind Earthshot Prize medal, and a global network of professional and technical support to scale these cutting-edge environmental solutions.

Together this team includes incredible leaders, inspiring activists, brilliant innovators, a forward-thinking city and even an entire country making a real difference. All 15 of our inaugural Prize Finalists will receive tailored support to help scale their solutions and realise an even greater impact with their ground-breaking work.

How we chose our Finalists

Over 750 nominations – far more than anticipated for The Earthshot Prize’s first year – were received from every continent from our diverse coalition of 200 official Earthshot Prize nominators. Over the course of almost a year, the nominations were narrowed to our 15 Finalists through a rigorous selection process, culminating with an assessment from our Expert Advisory Panel of scientific, academic, and environmental leaders. Each of the Finalist’s solutions excelled in the selection process and were assessed on their potential to create game-changing impact around the world, their ability to help us reach our Earthshot goals while also positively impacting people, communities and the natural world.

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London 2021 Awards


The Earthshot Prize