About us

The Earth Prize is an environmental sustainability competition open to teenage students everywhere.

Every participant in The Earth Prize will engage with original bespoke materials and get personalized mentorship from university students. They will also have the opportunity to interact with our world-renowned Ambassadors and showcase their solutions to a global audience.

The winning solution will have real-world impact potential, and the winning team will receive $50,000 (from a $100,000 total prize), to be split between their school and the team members.


Inspire. Educate. Mentor. Empower.

The Earth Foundation was founded in 2020 in Geneva, Switzerland, to inspire, educate, mentor, and empower students, schools, researchers, and young entrepreneurs with innovative ideas to tackle environmental challenges. Through its initiatives The Earth Foundation strives to build its very own ecosystem.


The Ecosystem

Channeling youth enthusiasm. Supporting schools. Promoting research. Empowering change-makers. Creating opportunities. Building a network of inspiration. All to create a self-perpetuating ecosystem that accelerates positive change towards environmental sustainability.

The Youth Board

Selin Ozgursoy

2024 Youth Board member

Selin Ozgursoy is a Turkish-American social entrepreneur and AI ethicist. She is UNICEF Turkey's Inaugural Youth Ambassador and UN’s Youngest Advisor on Business in Europe and Central Asia. Ozgursoy is the Founder & Executive Director of Equity Estrel, the biggest international youth-led initiative based in Europe democratizing access to technology. She actively serves as a Youth Advisor to industry giant corporations including Fast Company (GenZ Advisory Board), Microsoft, IBM, and Unilever. She's the youngest UNICEF Youth Foresight Fellow, Chairwoman of UN Women's AI Youth Council, a TEDx speaker, and Forbes' 2023 “Teen Trailblazer."

The Earth Prize Ambassadors

The Earth Prize Ambassadors are inspiring individuals with a strong passion for environmental sustainability, eager to spread the word about The Earth Foundation initiatives. These Ambassadors will also provide The Earth Prize Finalist teams with advice and guidance ahead of their presentation to the Adjudicating Panel.

Discover The Earth Prize Ambassadors

The Adjudicating Panel

Karen Wilson

Chair of the Panel

Karen Wilson is the Founder of GV Partners and an expert on innovation, entrepreneurship, finance, sustainability and impact measurement, working with private sector firms, international organizations, foundations and academia. She is an Associate Fellow at Said Business School at Oxford University and a Senior Advisor on Sustainability and ESG at the Institute for Strategy at the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga, where she is also a Visiting Lecturer. She has a Bachelors of Science from Carnegie Mellon University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.


The Earth Prize Mentors are university students who are passionate about sustainability and entrepreneurship and looking for an opportunity to share their knowledge. Mentors will contribute to the development of students’ innovative project proposals by offering them guidance on their ideas and answering their questions. The Earth Prize 2023 will now recognize three mentors with The Earth Prize Mentor of the Year award. The three best mentors, as voted by the competition’s Participants, will receive a $2,500 prize each.

Discover The Earth Prize Mentors

The Team

Angela McCarthy, CEO
Anett Thomson, Head of Strategy & Operations
Loukia Psaraki, Communications Associate
Margherita Pinardi, Program Support Intern
Susie Klindt Noe, Volunteer Community Manager

Get Involved

The Earth Prize is always looking for volunteers passionate about environmental sustainability to help us empower young talents around the world and to drive positive impact.

Discover The Earth Prize Volunteer Community

‘’The Earth Prize is a great opportunity for young people to collect brilliant thoughts and put them forward.‘’

Ram Chandra Dahal
Teacher at The Royal Academy

Contact us

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1204 Genève


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