If you would like to put your solution forward to be considered as a nomination for The Earthshot prize 2023, please complete the form below.

Nominations will close on 31 January 2023. Please note that The Earthshot Prize may contact nominees directly to request additional information.

Please note that The Earthshot Prize may contact nominees directly to request additional information.

    Section 1: Key Information

    Please provide the following information:

    1. Solution Name

    What is the name of the solution you are nominating? For example: Republic of Costa Rica / The Great Bubble Barrier*

    This is also the name that will be used to identify the nomination throughout the selection process so please ensure it is clear and that the nomination is easily identifiable to the nominee. We recommend you do NOT use a generic description that could apply to multiple nominations.

    2. Full name of nominee

    Please give the name of the person/organisation behind the solution you are nominating. For example: City of Amsterdam / Coral Vita. If this is the same as the ‘solution name’ above, please repeat the same response.*

    If you are nominating a person or small number of persons, please include their full name(s). If you are nominating a group of people or organisation, please use the name of the team/organisation/body.

    3. Short description of your solution/initiative

    Please provide a short, clear description of what the nomination is. For example, 'a project to grow corals in the Caribbean' or 'city-wide network of local food waste hubs', or 'a young innovator who has created a solar ironing cart'.*

    4. Lead Nominee

    This should be the person who would accept the Prize on behalf of the solution. For example, the founder. Please add full name, current position/job title, email, social media handles and affiliated organisation(s) or individual(s)

    Name:

    Current position / Job title:

    Email:

    5. Key Contact

    This should be the person who The Earthshot Prize can liaise with and who can answer follow up questions about the solution. For example, a chief of staff, special assistant, or programme director. It can also be the same lead nominee as above if the lead nominee is happy to liaise directly with The Earthshot Prize.

    Name:

    Current position / Job title:

    Email:

    6. Website and social media handle(s)

    Website:

    Instagram:

    Twitter:

    Facebook:

    YouTube:

    Other Platforms:

    7. Nominee Type (please select one)

    8. Solution Type (please select one)

    9. Country or countries of operation

    For example, the head office of AMPD Energy is in Hong Kong, but they also have significant deployments in Singapore and Australia.*

    a) Please indicate which countries/territories the solution is active within

    b) Please indicate in which country the nominee’s head office is located

    c) How many countries is the solution currently active within? (please select one)

    Section 2: Solution Details

    These questions are based on what the solution does and how it makes an impact.

    10. Primary Earthshot (please select one)

    Identify the primary Earthshot to which the solution directly relates. Please note that the nomination may be moved into a different Earthshot category at the discretion of The Earthshot Prize.

    11. Which of the following issues does this solution directly address?

    Please select all that apply across any earthshot
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    Nature:

    Air:

    Oceans:

    Waste:

    Climate:

    12. Which Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) does the solution address?


    Please select up to 3 SDGs on which the solution has most impact.
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    13. Describe the specific problem that the solution addresses using non-expert language.(max 100 words)

    Who or what is impacted by the problem? Why does the problem exist in the current environment?

    14. Please describe what the solution does in non-expert language.(max 100 words)

    How does it work? How does it meaningfully contribute to solving the problem?

    15. How does this solution compare to others in its sector/industry?(max 100 words)

    Describe how the solution will bring a unique perspective and/or provide breakthrough momentum for solving the problem. Share how this solution more efficiently and/or more effectively leads to the intended outcomes.

    16. As a core part of its model and/or approach, does the solution use any of the following enablers?

    Please select all apply
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    17. Please provide a brief explanation of how the solution demonstrates excellence and innovativeness in the use of each enabler selected above.

    (Limit to 100 words per enabler)

    18. What type of intervention does the solution primarily use? (Please select one)

    Please note that The Earthshot Prize is looking for all three types of intervention and this question is to help us monitor diversity. We appreciate that solutions may cross over more than one intervention type so please select the primary type of intervention.

    Option Info:

    Preventative (addressing the source of the problem) e.g. Ampd Enertainer prevents construction site emissions by powering large machinery with battery systems rather than heavily polluting diesel generators.

    Adaptive (adapting to the impacts of damage already caused) e.g. Living Seawalls habitat panels are fitted to manmade coastal sea defences. By mimicking natural coastal rock formations, the Seawalls adapt coastal sea-defences to bring back nature.

    Restorative (reversing damage already caused) e.g. SeaForester restores underwater seaweed forests to capture carbon and boost marine biodiversity.

    Section 3: Impact and Scaling

    19. Which of the following options best describes the stage the solution is at? (please select one)

    20. Environmental impact

    a) Which of these environmental metrics are most relevant to this solution? (Please select all that apply)

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    If none of the above apply then state your solution's metric

    b) For each environmental metric you have chosen, please explain what impact the solution has had to date. (Max 100 words)

    Quantify your answer where possible e.g. 10,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions avoided per year

    Example: By the time they were nominated, Pristine Seas had helped to create 23 Marine Protected Areas, encompassing more than six million square kilometres of ocean.

    c) Describe the impact the solution will have over the next 3 years on the environmental metrics you have identified. (Max 100 words)

    Quantify your answer where possible.

    Example: 44.01 carbon mineralisation estimates that their direct air capture solution has the potential to remove 8,000 tonnes of CO2 per year from the atmosphere, or 24,000 tonnes over 3 years.

    21. Social impact

    a) Which of these social metrics are most relevant to this solution? (Please select all that apply)

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    If none of the above apply then state here

    b) For each social metric you have selected, please explain what impact the solution has had to date. (Max 100 words)

    Quantify your answer where possible

    Example: Mukuru Clean Stoves is the first women-owned factory in East Africa, employing 350 local women, and reducing air pollution for 160,000 households.

    c) Describe the impact the solution will have over the next 3 years on the social metrics you have identified. (Max 100 words)

    Quantify your answer where possible

    Example: Kheyti estimates that within 3 years their Greenhouses could provide an 80% cost saving to 4,000 farmers vs the conventional alternative, a saving of $1,300 per farmer.

    22. Please describe the solution’s most recent significant breakthrough or achievement. (Max 100 words)

    Examples: creation of a functional prototype; launch of an in-market pilot program; close of a first paying customer/contract; successfully raised funds or secured significant partnership; completed major research trial; launched in new geography or sector; achieved a landmark victory (e.g. a legal victory).

    23. What year was this breakthrough or achievement?

    24. How would you describe the potential to scale the impact of your solution? (please select up to 3 that apply)

    For example, Mukuru Clean Stoves sell their cookstoves in Kenya but could scale to sell their product in countries across Africa / Hutan work with communities in Borneo to develop harmony between wildlife and people which could be replicated in other countries where communities live in the same land as wildlife.
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    25. What year was the organisation formed?

    26. How many paid employees does the organisation have? (please select one)

    27. What is the financial turnover of the organisation behind the solution? (please select one)

    28. What is the annual budget for this solution, if significantly different to the organisation’s turnover? (please select one)

    For example, if the solution is a project run by a city authority, or one specific product invited by a mid-sized business.

    Your Details:

    Your Name*

    Your Email*

    Your Organisation

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