The Earthshot Prize

UEA - Official Nominator


ClimateUEA is the point of contact for UEA Earthshot Prize nominations. 



Please note we are unable to discuss potential solutions prior to submission of the form.  



23.59 GMT on 4 January 2021 



The Earthshot Prize is the most prestigious environmental award in history and UEA is one of a handful of UK universities who can submit entries. If you have a ready-made solution to an environmental issue, read below to find out how you can share it with ClimateUEA.

As an Official Nominator, UEA is one of over 100 organisations from across the world, invited to submit nominations across all five Earthshot categories, selected for our ability to identify the most impactful solutions across all sectors, from grassroots to businesses. 

The Earthshot Prize is centred around five ‘Earthshots’ – simple but ambitious goals for our planet which if achieved by 2030 will improve life for us all, for generations to come. Each Earthshot is underpinned by scientifically agreed targets including the UN Sustainable Development Goals and other internationally recognised measures to help repair our planet. For more information about the five Earthshots, please visit the official website

Five, one million-pound prizes will be awarded each year for the next 10 years. The five annual winners of The Earthshot Prize will be those whose Solutions make the most progress towards the five Earthshots. These winning Solutions will increase public optimism and confidence in our collective ability to solve the greatest challenges facing the world. 

The winning Solutions could come from anywhere. Prizes could be awarded to a wide range of individuals, teams or collaborations – scientists, activists, economists, community projects, leaders, Governments, banks, businesses, cities, and countries – any evidence-based Solution which makes a substantial contribution to achieving the Earthshots.  

We will be nominating individuals, communities, businesses and organisations whose solutions make the most progress towards achieving the five Earthshots – simple but ambitious goals, which if achieved by 2030 will improve life for us all, for generations to come. 




To recommend a potential Earthshot solution for UEA to nominate, please complete our webform using the link below by 23.59 GMT on 4 January 2021.*

If you are completing the form on behalf of another person or organisation, please advise them that you are sharing their details with UEA. This is important to comply with appropriate GDPR and data sharing obligations.  

A cross-sector panel will meet in the week of 11 January 2021 to sift the solutions and decide which best meet the criteria to win an Earthshot Prize. Should we wish to submit your nomination to The Earthshot Prize, we will be in contact. Please note that UEA must keep the details of the Nominee and Nomination confidential and in no circumstances disclose who we have nominated.  

Those who have not received a response from the ClimateUEA team by Monday 18th January, should assume UEA will not be nominating their solution on this occasion. 


  • Earthshot Prize opens: 1 November 2020 
  • Deadline: 23.59 GMT on 4 January 2021 


  • The Nominated Solution must make an evidence-based contribution to the Earthshot(s) and have a clear proof of concept. Earthshot will not accept Nominees that are in the early-idea or ideation phase.  
  • Please visit the Earthshot website for more information about their Nominations and Selection process. 

The deadline has now passed.


*Submitted Nominations and Nomination Forms are confidential. The screening process and judging panel reviewing Nominations and Nomination Forms are bound by strict confidentiality terms. Nomination ideas and any associated intellectual property used in connection with any Nomination shall remain the property of the party introducing the same. Nothing contained in the Nomination shall constitute the grant of any licence or rights of ownership or any other rights in respect of the intellectual property and confidential information other than for the purpose of submitting and Earthshot Nomination.