The Prizes

The Lush Spring Prize 2023

For 2023, 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.

 

The Prize is now open to applications until 19th September 2022 10:00 GMT. We accept applications from anywhere in the world.

You can also nominate an organisation or project and we will contact them – encouraging them to apply. The deadline for nominations is 2nd September 2022 10:00 GMT.

A shortlist will be announced in January 2023. Prize recipients will be announced in May 2023.

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

 

 

Full eligibility guidelines

  • We accept applications from anywhere in the world.
  • You can also nominate an organisation or project and we will contact them – encouraging them to apply.
  • The deadline for nominations is 2nd September 2022 10:00 GMT.
  • The deadline for applications is 19th September 2022 10:00 GMT.
  • Lush, the company funding the Spring Prize, is a vegetarian company. As such, money awarded will not be channelled towards the direct slaughter or ill-treatment of animals.
  • We will not fund organisations or projects involved in animal testing.
  • We will not fund organisations or projects involved in destructive environmental and social practices.
  • Although organisations farming animals will not be excluded, priority will be given to organisations which encourage alternatives to animal consumption.
  • Any project which does not quite fit these eligibility guidelines is welcome to apply if they feel they can provide a strong argument for why we should consider them.
  • Organisations may only submit an application to one category.
  • No organisation will receive a prize two years in a row.
  • Prizes are for ongoing work (not as a reward for past work).
  • If offered a prize, recipients must:
    1. attend the awards ceremony, unless there are exceptional circumstances (all expenses will be paid).
    2. prepare information on the winning project for the awards event.
    3. fill in an evaluation form 10 months from the award being given.
    4. support the PR and outreach activity for the prize.
  • Ethical Consumer Research Association (a partner in the LUSH Spring Prize) will conduct due diligence research on nominated individuals and organisations prior to recommending initiatives for awards. It would be helpful if applicants flag up any potential concerns in advance.
  • Other unanticipated ethical concerns will be considered on a case by case basis.