The Prizes

The Lush Spring Prize 2018

For 2018, the prize categories again cover the ideas stage, through to young and established organisations, and campaigns to influence policy or public opinion towards a more regenerative society


2018 Short-list

53 projects and organisations have been short-listed for judging, see the individual prize pages for details of each project.

Judging will take place in March, and the winners will be announced in May.

Our diverse panel of judges comes from a wide spectrum of movements representing regenerative design, permaculture, food sovereignty, transition, biomimicry and eco-village networks.


2017 Awards

In 2017 we received over 450 nominations, and 52 projects and organisations were short-listed. There were 11 winners from 10 different countries.

Intentional Awards (£10,000 each), went to five newly developing projects:
Benaa (Egypt)
Instituto Compassos (Brazil)
Soft Foot Alliance (Zimbabwe)
MontBio (Spain)
Regeneration Project: Granada (Spain)

Young Project Awards (£25,000 each) went to three projects under 5 years old:
Mining Watch Romania
Indigenous Climate Action (Canada)
Soils, Food and Healthy Communities (Malawi)

Established Project Awards (£25,000 each) went to two organisations considered to be beacons of regeneration that have withstood the test of time:
Sustainable Agriculture Tanzania
The Timbaktu Collective (India)

The Influence Award (£25,000) went to La Via Campesina, for their lobbying and campaign work that is trying to influence policy and public opinion in support of small scale agro-ecological farmers around the world.