September 17th 2021

The Earthshot Finalists Announced

On Friday 17th September, The Earthshot Prize announced its first-ever Finalists, fifteen individuals and teams from around the world with an innovative solution to the greatest environmental challenges facing the planet.

While each Finalist will receive support to scale their work, only five will go on to win The Earthshot Prize and £1million, announced during an inspiring Awards Ceremony on Sunday 17th October from London’s Alexandra Palace, broadcast in the UK on BBC One and globally on Discovery.

We received over 750 extraordinary Nominations from around the world, each assessed by our Expert Advisory Panel of scientific, academic, and subject-matter leaders. The solutions of our 15 Finalists excelled in the rigorous screening process and were assessed on their potential to create gamechanging impact around the world, their ability to help us reach our Earthshot goals and positively impact people, communities and the natural world.

The announcement was made on Friday 17th September – exactly one month ahead of the Awards Ceremony in October – in a live-streamed virtual event, hosted by Prince William.