For an application for the Prize to be eligible it must:
- Be related to sustainable development and be aligned with the UN Goals for Sustainable Development – explain the alignment.
- Be related to community progress allied with smart and innovative development and use of the earth’s environmental resources from air, land and sea.
- Be replicable from one geographic area to another and ideally be scalable in size.
- Have a clearly defined need for funding that will make a step change to the applicant’s aims.
- Have the ability to inspire others in the field.
- Contribute to the global pursuit of sustainability in the short to long-term.
An application will be ineligible if it is:
- Focused on a special interest group or is exclusive of particular groups in society.
- A major infrastructure project e.g. construction of a building.
- A regular/annual event that is not connected to a new initiative.
- A project related to political activities, lobbying or religious groups.
- A project that is designed purely for fundraising purposes.
- A research project.
The right to deselect an application
Finalist selection for the St Andrews Prize for the Environment is the role of the Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees reserve the right to deselect any entry in which they cannot reach a satisfactory level of confidence in the application.