The Prizes

There are 20 winners of the 2021 Prize, from 16 different countries.

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.


2021 day of celebration

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:

  • a live performance from Permatil in Timor-Leste;
  • original songs from members of the Permayouth network and a project in Namibia;
  • songs from the Landworkers’ Alliance
  • a special Songs from the Forest concert brought to you from the forests of southern Chile.

Throughout the week we are sharing photos, videos and podcasts via the Spring Prize media channels:

Facebook: @lushspringprize

Twitter: @lushspringprize

Instagram: @lushspringprize