Nominations open for 2013 Lush Prize

The 2013 Lush Prize is now open for nominations.

A further £250,000 is available for ‘outstanding contributions’ to replacing animal use in product safety testing.

Nominations and entries are sought across the same five categories as last year:

Public Awareness
Young Researcher

The closing date for nominations is July 15th 2013.

Projects achieving their goals in the last twelve months particularly are sought. Individuals can nominate projects they like, or organisations can nominate themselves.

Although there was great news last month that a complete ingredients testing ban was being enforced across Europe, animal tests on cosmetics and ingredients will still be carried out across Asia and the Americas.

The goal of the Lush Prize – to encourage the scientific, regulatory and campaigning communities everywhere to focus their attention on animal-free safety testing – is still as important as ever.

The 2012 winners were inspiring and ground breaking across all categories. We hope that this year’s awards will be able to build on that momentum.