2016 Prize

Now in its fifth year, The Lush Prize 2016 awarded £330,000 of prize money across five main award categories.

Ceremonies and conferences took place in London, Vancouver and Seoul.


Prize Awards


We are delighted to announce 20 winners of the 2016 Prize.

They represent 11 countries and include our first winners from China, South Korea and the Middle East.

This year we had 102 nominations from 26 countries, and 55 projects from 21 countries were shortlisted for the final judging process. Judging took place in September, by our panel of ten judges, including distinguished scientists and campaigners, a Lush customer and a Lush member of staff.

Young Researcher Awards

One of the most successful elements of the Lush Prize has been the Young Researcher Award, for scientists in the early stages of their careers. However, we have been aware that in some parts of the world scientists do not always have the support of their universities in avoiding animal use or they don’t have the same access to technologies, knowledge or resources.

For 2016 we increased the fund for this prize category from £50,000 to £130,000, providing £10,000 each to 13 young researchers in different regions:

By increasing our outreach specifically in areas such as South and Central America, and across Asia, we hope to raise knowledge and support for animal-free science as well as provide encouragement to those researchers using non-animal methods.


Prize Conference

The 2016 Lush Prize International Conference was held at the Royal Society for the Arts in London on 10th November, the day before the awards ceremony and prize giving.

This year’s theme was ‘Regulating Chemical Safety – the future for animal use

The conference provides an opportunity for scientists, campaigners and other experts from around the world to exchange ideas and information about the movement to end animal testing.

Details and videos of the presentations will be available soon.


Research Papers

Background research papers for a prize category aim to increase awareness of the Lush Prize and ensure nominations from those who might not otherwise be nominated.

In 2016 there are Papers for the Science, Training and Young Researcher prizes. You can download them as PDFs here.


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