The University of St Andrews and international exploration and production company ConocoPhillips announce the final call for entries for the St Andrews Prize for the Environment 2015 which will close for entries on 31 October 2014.
Applications are still invited from individuals, multi-disciplinary teams or community groups for the 2015 annual prize with $100,000 USD for the winner and $25,000 USD for each of the other two finalists.
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 and conservation initiative by the University of St Andrews, in Scotland, and international exploration and production company ConocoPhillips. Since its launch in 1998, the prize has attracted around 3,500 entries from all over the world on topics as diverse as sustainable development in the Amazon rainforest, urban re-generation, waste and recycling, sanitation and water issues, environmental health, renewable energy, wildlife conservation, reducing human/animal conflict, food supply and land use and maintenance. The submissions for the prize are assessed by eminent trustees from science, industry, and government.
Entries for the 2015 prize should be submitted online here by 31 October 2014. The shortlisted entries will be invited for a more substantial submission in January 2015 and the winners will be announced at a seminar at the University of St Andrews at the end of April 2015.