The Zayed Sustainability Prize, an award recognizing excellence in sustainability, has officially announced the 2024 submission cycle is now open. The prize is open to small to medium enterprises, non-profit organizations, and high schools with sustainable solutions in the categories of Health, Food, Energy, Water, and Global High Schools. Submissions will be accepted until May 2, 2023.
The 2023 award cycle received a record-breaking 4,538 applications from 152 countries, marking a 13% increase in submissions compared to the previous cycle. The Prize’s $3 million fund rewards winners $600,000 in each category, with the Global High Schools category split into six world regions, with each school able to claim up to $100,000 to start or further expand their project.
The Zayed Sustainability Prize has a three-stage evaluation process, beginning with the due diligence conducted on all submissions to ensure that they meet the Prize’s evaluation criteria. Winners of the 2024 Zayed Sustainability Prize will be announced at an awards ceremony during the COP28 Climate Summit.