The LUSH Spring Prize

A £200,000+ prize fund and other support activities, to build capacity for those repairing the earth’s damaged systems and leaving the world lusher than they found it.

Regeneration

Rather than reducing impacts and maintaining the earth’s damaged systems, the LUSH Spring Prize showcases work that seeks to heal and grow; taking a holistic approach to overcoming environmental, social and economic challenges.

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People all over the world are developing ways to live in harmony with nature and each other. They are generating renewable resources, restoring ecosystems, nurturing solidarity and building health, wholeness and resilience. They are bringing life back to damaged land and oceans, and reversing silent springs.

The Lush Spring Prize is here to support this regeneration movement through:

  • A biennial £200,000+ prize fund. This is open to communities, organisations and businesses from the Intentional stage, through to Young and Established organisations, and Influencers.
  • Events that bring people together to share their skills and experience.
     
  • Publicity to raise awareness of regeneration and its potential to heal damaged systems, create resilience to crises, and grow abundance.

Find out more about the Prize, its purpose, and who is behind it.
 
 

Nominations for the 2023 Prize are now closed. A shortlist will be announced in January, 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.

The Judges

Photo: Anne Rammi

Anne Rammi

Judge for the Ancient & Indigenous Wisdom Award

Photo: Asad Rehman

Asad Rehman

Judge for the Spring Prize Awards

Photo: Charlotte Mulliner

Charlotte Mulliner

Customer judge for the Spring Prize Awards

Photo: Dr Fassil Gebeyehu Yelemtu

Dr Fassil Gebeyehu Yelemtu

Judge for the Ancient & Indigenous Wisdom Award

Photo: Dr Georgina McAllister

Dr Georgina McAllister

Judge for the Spring Prize Awards

Photo: Dr. Jeff Su

Dr. Jeff Su

Judge for the Spring Prize Awards

Photo: Filipa Pimentel

Filipa Pimentel

Judge for the Spring Prize Awards

Photo: Gamelihle Sibanda

Gamelihle Sibanda

Judge for the Spring Prize Awards and Ancient & Indigenous Wisdom Award

Photo: Jessielee Pearce

Jessielee Pearce

Staff judge for the Spring Prize Awards

Photo: John D. Liu

John D. Liu

Judge for the Permaculture Magazine Award

Photo: Kajaby Tinga

Kajaby Tinga

Judge for the Ancient & Indigenous Wisdom Award.

Photo: Kayode Olafimihan

Kayode Olafimihan

Judge for the Permaculture Magazine Award

Photo: Million Belay

Million Belay

Judge for the Spring Prize Awards

Photo: Pawana Crody

Pawana Crody

Judge for the Ancient & Indigenous Wisdom Award.

Photo: Precious Phiri

Precious Phiri

Judge for the Spring Prize Awards and Permaculture Magazine Award

Photo: Rozie Apps

Rozie Apps

Judge for the Spring Prize Awards and Permaculture Magazine Award

Photo: Ruth Andrade

Ruth Andrade

Judge for the Ancient & Indigenous Wisdom Award

Photo: Sarah Queblatin

Sarah Queblatin

Judge for the Spring Prize Awards and Ancient & Indigenous Wisdom Award

Photo: Simon Constantine

Simon Constantine

Judge for the Permaculture Magazine Award

Photo: Tomás de Lara

Tomás de Lara

Judge for the Spring Prize Awards

Projects

52 organisations from around the world have been awarded Spring Prizes and more than 200 regenerative projects have been shortlisted for awards.

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Past Winner Case Study

Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods (SOIL)

SOIL was formed in 2006 by a team of ecologists and human rights advocates to improve the lives of Haitians. By taking a holistic approach, SOIL’s work simultaneously revives damaged social and natural environments.

It was a winner of the Established Projects award in 2018.

Learn more about them, and how winning the Prize has made a difference to their work.