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The Earthshot Prize Awards

Boston 2022

Friday, 2nd December

In 1962, the ‘Moonshot’ was a challenge set by President John F. Kennedy to reach the seemingly impossible goal of landing a man on the moon within ten years.

Inspired by this stunning achievement, Prince William established The Earthshot Prize to uncover and scale the innovative solutions that will repair our planet within the next ten years.

We were therefore thrilled to partner with the John F. Kennedy Foundation to bring The Earthshot Prize to Boston, the birthplace of President Kennedy himself, to celebrate not only our 2022 Winners and Finalists but also the city’s own ongoing transformation towards sustainability.

The Ceremony

The 2022 Earthshot Prize Awards took place on Friday, December 2nd at the MGM Music Hall in Boston, see some of the best moments below.


Elizabeth Solomon, Elder at the Massachussett Tribe at Ponkapoag opens The Earthshot Prize ceremony with an acknowledgement of Lands and Peoples ahead of this year’s broadcast.


Mayor Michelle Wu welcomes The Earthshot Prize to Boston.

Prince William’s message to the world at The Earthshot Prize Awards 2022

Stars and performers gathered in Boston to celebrate this year’s Finalists and Winners.

The Winners

From a shortlist of fifteen finalists, five winners were announced at the Awards Ceremony – one for each Earthshot.

How to watch The Awards

Thanks to our 2022 Broadcast Partners, the Awards can be watched from wherever in the world you are.
Please note, all times are subject to change.


In the UK

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If you’re in the UK, you can watch the Awards on Sunday, December 4th at 17:30 GMT on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.

Watch on BBC iPlayer.


In the USA

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If you’re in the USA, you can watch the Awards online at and on the PBS app from 14:00 ET and on the PBS YouTube channel from 20:00 ET on Monday, December 5th. PBS will also broadcast the event on Wednesday, December 14th, check local listings for times.

Watch on PBS.


Across Africa

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If you’re in Africa, the Awards will premiere on MultiChoice channels on Monday, December 5th.
(Africa Magic Family, 17:00 WAT / One Zed, 18:00 CAT / Newzroom Afrika, 21:00 CAT / Maisha Magic East, 17:00 EA)


Rest of the World

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If you are not in the UK, USA or Africa, you can watch the Awards online via The Earthshot Prize YouTube channel from Monday 5th December at 15:00 GMT.

Watch on YouTube.

Celebrating Boston

In the run-up to the Ceremony, we worked hand-in-hand with our Host Committee Members to showcase Boston’s incredible transition to a thriving green economy​.

There was a jam-packed programme of activities across the capital in the build up to the awards ceremony, generating memorable moments that all Bostonians will be proud of for years to come.

View some of the best bits of our week in Boston.

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Our Partners

We are hugely grateful to our Founding Partners, Host City Committee and Event Partners, without whom the Awards and activities around Boston could not take place.


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