To give us the maximum chance of identifying the solutions that will have the most significant impact requires prioritisation.
To provide this focus when selecting the innovations to put forward as Finalists and Winners, our Roadmap identifies fifteen priority areas of interest – three per Earthshot. In addition, we assess nominations against five cross-cutting Enablers that potential solutions might adopt, and four key Filters that stand to significantly accelerate their impact.
With particular focus on nominees with potential for global impact, that represent diversity and are mature enough to rapidly scale ensures the solutions presented as Finalists and Winners over the next 3-5 years will make a vital difference.
From the 1000+ nominations we receive each year, a shortlist is assessed in conjunction with our Expert Advisory Panel, a diverse group of global experts representing a range of environmental disciplines.
This extensive experience allows them to make informed decisions on which nominations show the greatest potential for positive impact and recommend those to be put forward as our 15 Finalists.
The final five Winners, one per Earthshot, are ultimately chosen in a judging session by our prestigious Earthshot Prize Council, a global group of world-renowned individuals committed to championing positive environmental action.
Each year’s winners are then celebrated at our annual Earthshot Prize Awards Ceremony.