The Prize

The Earth Prize is a $200,000 environmental sustainability competition for teenage students everywhere. The Earth Prize will recognize the students and schools with the best solutions to accelerate positive change towards environmental sustainability, as judged by The Earth Prize Adjudicating Panel.

the plan


Registration for this year's competitions is now closed. You can pre-register below for the Earth Prize 2023.

Form your team

It is your choice to fly solo or as part of a dream team. You can gather up to five students from any class or grade in your school, or enter as an individual. Be sure to register all the names associated with your entry.

Find your Supervisor

Once you have your team, find a teacher or a school administrator to sign up as your team Supervisor. Teachers are allowed to supervise multiple teams!

Spark imagination

Bespoke videos will provide knowledge, inspiration and tools. All Earth Prize Participants can watch them on demand. The unthinkable is happening right now, on our planet. Learn more about the challenges and hear directly from people whose ideas have had a positive impact. Get the inspiration and skills you need to become a change-maker yourself.

Get thinking

#unpolluted Ideas.
This is what The Earth Prize is all about.
It is time to get thinking.
We are looking for ideas that tackle environmental challenges and accelerate positive change. Find an issue you are passionate about and figure out how you could solve it - and then tell us all about it.


Do you have a question? Is something unclear? Do you need guidance? Throughout the competition, university students passionate about sustainability and entrepreneurship will provide guidance and advice to students and teachers, through The Earth Prize platform.

1ST DEC 2022 - 31ST JAN 2023

Getting serious about your Idea.
Before submitting make sure you have read The Earth Prize Official Rules and eligibility criteria.

Fresh ideas

Now you can submit your Fresh Idea: your proposed solution to tackle an important environmental challenge. Remember, The Earth Prize will consider a wide range of projects: local, national and global in scope; new ideas and existing student projects; in the form of organizations, enterprises and campaigns.

Students who submit their idea to The Earth Prize will be automatically invited to become part of The Earth Foundation Alumni Association.


Your ideas will be reviewed by The Earth Foundation Team and The Earth Prize Adjudicating Panel, a group of world-renowned experts who will be incharge of selecting the top 10 The Earth Prize Finalists.

the judges
The Earth Prize Scholars

All ideas submitted to The Earth Prize that reach outstanding standards, as determined by the Adjudicating Panel, will be recognized with The Earth Prize Scholars distinction.


The top 10 teams will be selected by the Adjudicating Panel. These will be The Earth Prize Finalists.


As one of the 10 Finalists, your team will be assigned an Earth Prize Ambassador who will advise you on how to increase impact of your idea and help people hear about it.

the ambassadors
Social media campaign

Time to share your idea with the world! There is no point keeping a great idea to yourself. We need to start to draw attention to it. Social media is considered route one to achieve that.


The Prize is split as follows:
• $100,000 split evenly between the winning team members and their school.
• $25,000 for three runner-up schools for an environmental sustainability project.
• $12,500 each for The Earth Prize Educator and Mentor of the Year.

Note: Important parameters apply. Please read The Earth Prize Official Rules for more details.

Educator of the year

A teacher and/or educator who has made an outstanding contribution to education, as determined by The Earth Foundation’s Advisor, Professor Mario Salomone, will be recognized as The Earth Prize Educator of the Year and awarded a $12,500 prize.

Mentor of the year

The most engaged Mentor in The Earth Prize competition, as voted by the The Earth Prize Participants, will be recognized as The Earth Prize Mentor of the Year and awarded a $12,500 prize.

‘’Real success can only come if there is a change in our societies and in our economics and in our politics’’.

Sir David Attenborough

Participation Guidelines

Eligible Participants are students between the ages of 13 and 19, anywhere in the world. They can participate individually or in groups of up to 5 students. Participants must have an assigned adult Supervisor for their team in order to register. Valid Supervisors include teachers or school administrators. Submissions to The Earth Prize Fresh Ideas will propose any kind of solution aimed at accelerating change towards environmental sustainability.

You can read more in The Earth Prize Official Rules.


Read our Frequently Asked Questions on The Earth Prize.


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