The 2021 prizes are awarded across six categories: Intentional, Young, Established and Influence Awards, a Youth In Permaculture Prize (run in partnership with Abundant Earth Foundation) and Ancient and Indigenous Wisdom Award (run in partnership with Be The Earth Foundation); investing more than £220,000 in regenerative work.
We received hundreds of nominations, and more than 50 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.
For 2021 we have two additional exploratory special awards; one for indigenous and traditional knowledge-led projects and organisations, and another to honour young people working in permaculture.
Saturday 23rd was a day of celebration where we publicly announced the 2021 Prize recipients, and explored the different approaches being taken to eco-social regeneration, celebrating the crucial work being done by all the projects shortlisted for Spring Prize 2021.
You can watch a YouTube recording of the live-streamed event below.
Throughout the day we virtually traveled the world, introducing and celebrating the 2021 Spring Prize recipients’ inspiring work. We visited projects live at local celebrations- exploring the many different approaches being taken to eco-social regeneration around the world.
We were supported on this journey by a number of musicians and artists, including:
Throughout the week we are sharing photos, videos and podcasts via the Spring Prize media channels:
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.