The Prizes

The Lush Spring Prize 2019

For 2019, 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 Friday 9th November at 10.00 GMT.

The 2019 Shortlist will be announced February, 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.


Full eligibility guidelines

  • We accept nominations from anywhere in the world.
  • 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.
  • 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 nominate themselves if they feel they can provide a strong argument for why we should consider them.
  • Organisations may only submit an application to one category.
  • Organisations which are more than 1 year old are not eligible for the Intentional awards.
  • Organisations which are more than 5 years old are not eligible for the Young awards.
  • No organisation will receive a prize two years in a row.
  • Prizes are for ongoing work (not as a reward for past work).
  • The closing date for applications is Friday 9th November at 10.00 GMT.
  • If offered a prize, recipients must:
    1. attend the awards ceremony in person, unless there are exceptional circumstances (travel 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.