The prizes are awarded across six categories: Intentional, Young, Established and Influence Awards, an Ancient and Indigenous Wisdom Award (run in partnership with Be The Earth Foundation) and the Permaculture Magazine Award; investing in total more than £230,000 in regenerative work.
For 2023 we also have two additional collaborative prizes:
We received hundreds of nominations, and more than 70 projects and organisations were short-listed.
The main 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.
Our panel of judges are from a wide spectrum of movements representing regenerative design, permaculture, food sovereignty, transition, biomimicry and eco-village networks. There were additional judges for the Ancient & Indigenous Wisdom and the Permaculture Magazine awards.
This prize is for individuals, communities, aspiring businesses or newly formed groups and organisations to help establish a strong foundation from which to grow. There are at least 4 Intentional awards, of up to £10,000 in prize money.
For groups or organisations who are 1-5 years old and are looking for a boost to expand or develop their work. There are at least 3 Young Projects awards, of up to £20,000 in prize money.
For groups or organisations who are seen as beacons – ones that demonstrate success and are standing the test of time. There are at least 2 Established Projects awards, of up to £25,000 in prize money.
This prize is for local, national or international organisations and networks that have a core focus on campaigning or lobbying to influence policy, regulation or public opinion in support of regeneration. There are at least 2 Influence awards, of up to £25,000 in prize money.