There are 11 prizes awarded across four categories:
Intentional - For great new ideas and projects up to 1 year old, to help establish a strong foundation from which to grow.
Young - For projects and organisations of 1-5 years old that have a proven track record and which are seeking more funding to expand or develop.
Established- For groups or organisations that demonstrate successful and inspirational work over more than 5 years. We hope for prize money to spread the word of their work to inspire more people to get involved with the regenerative movement.
Influence- For those campaigning or lobbying to influence policy, regulation or public opinion in support of regeneration. This prize is aimed at supporting those who are changing the context in which we are all working.
The Spring Prize receives hundreds of nominations and the winners are chosen from a shortlist by a diverse panel of judges from around the world, each with their own expertise and experience.
The winning projects are announced in May at an awards event, which takes place over three days to create a space where the projects can connect, share and learn. The event is also attended by the judges, other relevant organisations and representatives from Lush and Ethical Consumer.