2017 Prize

Now in its sixth year, The Lush Prize 2017 offers a £350,000 prize fund across five award categories.

Nominations are now open, and judging will take place in September. The winners will be announced in November.

Entering the Awards
Nominations for the 2017 Prize are now open, and will close on Monday 24th July.

We welcome entries from anywhere in the world, for projects which have taken place anywhere in the world.

You can enter yourself or your own organisation – please note that we do not accept nominations on behalf of other people or organisations.

In the Young Researcher category, there will be up to 15 awards up to £10,000 each, with up to 5 awards in each of three areas – the Americas, Asia, and Rest of the World.


Bianca Marigliani, a Young Researcher winner in 2015, explains how the Lush Prize helped her to pursue the research she wanted.

The Lobbying, Public Awareness, Science and Training prizes are all retrospective, that is they should have been running in the year preceding the prize award, or in the year of the award itself. For the 2017 Prize, this means projects running in 2016 or 2017.

The Young Researcher prize is different in that it is to fund future research.

For the Black Box Prize, research should have been completed and published within 5 years prior to the award.

Judging Panel
Judging takes place in September.

For the 2017 panel of judges, we are delighted to welcome back seven distinguished scientists and campaigners who served last year.

As always, the panel will also feature a Lush customer and a Lush member of staff, who are still to be chosen.


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