The University of St Andrews and international exploration and production company ConocoPhillips have called for entries for the St Andrews Prize for the Environment 2013.
Applications are invited from individuals, multi-disciplinary teams or community groups for the 2013 annual prize, with $100,000 USD for the winner and $25,000 USD for each of the two runners-up.
The primary objective of the prize is to find innovative solutions to environmental challenges. The solutions should be practical, combining good science, economic reality and political acceptability. The prize offers people from all backgrounds around the world the chance to help transform their environmental ideas into reality and also provides a network of connections and support.
The prize is an environmental initiative by the University of St Andrews in Scotland and international exploration and production company ConocoPhillips. Recognising significant contributions to environmental conservation since its launch in 1998, the prize has attracted more than 2,500 entries from all over the world on topics as diverse as sustainable development in the Amazon rainforest, urban re-generation, recycling, health and water issues, and renewable energy. The submissions for the prize are assessed by eminent trustees from science, industry, and government.