2020 Awards Ceremony

The 2020 Lush Prize Awards ceremony was held online and shown live here and on YouTube.

Hosted by actor and comedian Neil Mullarkey, the ceremony celebrated the outstanding achievements of scientists and campaigners from across the globe who are creating a better future for all animals, human and non-human alike.

You can download the Awards Ceremony Programme and watch the whole event below.

Lush Prize 2020 Awards Ceremony from Lush Prize on Vimeo.

As well as meeting all of the Award winners, we had entertainment from:

  • award-winning poet, musician, playwrite, actor, professor of poetry and activist for human and animal rights Benjamin Zephaniah. He performed a poem specially produced for the Prize Awards titled ‘Quite Lush’.
  • Korean dance troupe Joa Dance Academy, performing a spectacular interpretation of the cruelty of animal testing for cosmetics
  • Big data animation, a bespoke animation created by Wayne McCauslin, looking at the key reasons for supporting non-animal testing, the concept of ‘big data’ and whether it could provide a viable alternative to animal testing.


Benjamin Zephaniah reads ‘Quite Lush’, a poem created specially for the Lush Prize 2020 Awards Ceremony.