Singapore is a city of firsts, a global hub for innovation. But it’s also a place where people come together to tackle the world’s biggest challenges. In this spirit, the city has partnered with The Earthshot Prize to celebrate the innovative solutions and people working to protect and restore our planet. This year, the prize has travelled to Singapore, a region that is brimming with solutions, for a week of thought leadership and impact.
The prize is awarded by a panel of judges consisting of leading industry figures who will assess the entries on their innovation, sustainability, potential social impact and overall quality. The prize is open to individuals, businesses or organisations worldwide. The winner will receive a grant of £500,000, as well as access to a bespoke programme designed to help them accelerate their work.
There are five categories: Climate Action, Health and Wellness, Food and Agriculture, Urban Environment and Water. The 2023 winners will be announced at a ceremony on November 7 in Singapore. The event will be a celebration of thought leadership, innovation and impact, and will showcase how the winners have accelerated their work towards the goal of repairing our planet.
In addition to the grant, the winner will have access to a network of partners committed to delivering catalytic change and support in areas such as technology, investment, partnerships, and business development. The Prize will be hosted by Conservation International, which brings a rich heritage of spotlighting the benefits of nature to humanity and an extensive network to help the Winners scale up their solutions to repair our planet.
The prize is open to individuals, businesses or organizations who have a track record of sustainability and who demonstrate leadership in their field. The winning project will be selected by a panel of judges consisting of the leaders of the sustainable tourism sector in Singapore and will be announced at the award ceremony in November. The project should be scalable and demonstrate how it can make a significant contribution to achieving sustainable tourism objectives.
Unlike most countries where gambling is regulated, in Singapore you can legally conduct prize promotions (also known as sweepstakes) and competitions that do not provoke participants to feel a psychological pressure to buy the promoted products or services. However, you must ensure that the promotion or contest is not conducted in breach of laws on gambling or consumer protection.
The Singapore Prize is one of the country’s most prestigious literary awards, honouring authors in any of the four official languages: Chinese, English, Malay and Tamil. 91-year olds Suratman Markesan and Wang Gungwu have made history as the oldest winners of the prize, each taking home two prizes in the Malay and Tamil fiction categories respectively. This year’s pool saw more than half the shortlisted writers being nominated for the first time.