2018 Prize


Prize fund and Categories

Now in its seventh year, The 2018 Lush Prize offers a global prize fund across five award categories.

The total prize fund is £350,000.

Entries for 2018 are now open, and will close on Wednesday 4th July.

Each category normally awards £50,000 to one (or possibly two) projects.

The Young Researcher category funding up to fifteen scientists, with a total prize fund of £150,000. In order to support more young scientists in parts of the world where animal-free science is not so well accepted, we have three regional categories of Young Researcher Award, each providing selected scientists with £10,000 to further their career in non-animal testing:

Young Researcher Asia – 5 awards
Young Researcher Americas – 5 awards
Young Researcher Rest of the World – 5 awards


Andrew Tyler Award

In 2017 we added a new annual award for outstanding contribution towards ending animal testing. The non-financial prize is named after Andrew Tyler, former director of Animal Aid and a founding Lush Prize judge.





For the 2018 panel of judges, we were delighted to welcome back six distinguished scientists and campaigners who served in previous years, and also previous winner Bianca Marigliani as our new ‘Young Researcher Judge’.

More judges are due to be announced, including the Lush Customer and Lush Staff judges.

Short-listing and judging takes place in September, and the winners will be awarded their prizes at a ceremony in Berlin in November.


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