06/27/2012 Last Call for submissions: Zayed Future Energy Prize 2013
Is your company, organization or school working on an innovative renewable energy idea? You could receive part of a $4M prize fund for your novel idea!
The prestigious Zayed Future Energy Prize is an annual award that honours outstanding personalities, companies, and NGOs that have made a significant impact in the field of renewable energy and sustainability. Launched in 2008, the prize is named in honour of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Founding Father of the United Arab Emirates. His legacy of environmental stewardship and sustainability was pivotal in the country’s history and heritage and is taken forward by the current leadership and expressed anew in the spirit of the annual Zayed Future Energy Prize.
Applications have been open for the 2013 edition of the Zayed Future Energy Prize campaign since March 5, 2012. Large companies, non-profit organizations, small and medium enterprises, individuals and global high schools are all eligible to join.
Submissions close on July 16, 2012. Should you want to nominate an individual for the Lifetime Achievement Award, you should do so, taking into consideration that they would need to submit their candidacy by the close of submissions date.
Throughout the past four years, The Zayed Future Energy Prize has received over 1,800 nominations from over 100 countries. Previous winners include Toyota Corporation, Vestas, Dipal Barua of Bright Green Energy Foundation, Schneider Electric, The Carbon Disclosure Project and Dr. Ashok Gadgil of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
The 2013 ZFEP awards include a Global High Schools Prize category in addition to the expanded categories from 2012: Large Corporations, Small and Medium Enterprises, Non-Governmental Organizations and Lifetime Achievement for an individual.
Large Corporation would receive a recognition award. The winner for Small and Medium Enterprise will receive $1.5 M, the winner for, Non-Governmental Organizations will receive $1.5M and the Lifetime Achievement winner would receive $500,000. Winning schools from Asia, Africa, the Americas, Oceania and Europe will receive up to $100,000 each.
The Zayed Future Energy Prize aims not only to recognize contributions to the future of renewable energy, but also to promote the advocacy of sustainability all the way to the grassroots level. Join today!
For more information, visit the Zayed Future Energy Prize website at http://www.zayedfutureenergyprize.com/en/. Applications and nominations may also be done directly at http://www.zayedfutureenergyprize.com/en/application-process/how_to_apply/.