St. Andrews Prize for the Environment

St. Andrews Prize for the Environment is an initiative by the University of St Andrews in Scotland and the international integrated energy company, ConocoPhillips. The Prize recognizes significant contributions to environmental conservation. Since its launch in 1998, St. Andrews Prize has attracted entries from more than 50 countries each year.

Diverse topics for the prize are as follows:

  • Sustainable development in the Amazon rainforest
  • Urban regeneration
  • Recycling
  • Health and water issues
  • Renewable energy

Submissions for the annual prize are assessed by a panel of eminent trustees representing science, industry and government with the award going to the project the Trustees consider displays the best combination of good science, economic realism and political acceptability. Applications are invited from individuals, multi-disciplinary teams or community groups for the 2012 annual prize, which has been increased to $100,000 USD for the winner and $25,000 USD for each of the two runners-up.

Those willing to participate for 2013 prize should submit a single page project summary in PDF format of no more than 500 words by 31 October 2012.

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