Finalists announcement

PCAI as an Official Nominator of The Earthshot Prize is glad to share the news on the continuation of the selection process for the Prize. Through Kika Kyriakakou, its artistic director, PCAI has become one of the organisations from across the world that are invited to submit annual nominations across all five Earthshot categories, selected for their ability to identify the most impactful solutions across all sectors, from grassroots to businesses. On Friday 4 November, The Earthshot Prize announced its second annual Finalists – fifteen individuals and teams from around the world each with an innovative solution to the greatest environmental challenges facing the planet today. While each Finalist will receive support to scale their work, only five will go on to win The Earthshot Prize and £1 million, announced during an inspiring Awards Ceremony on 2 December in Boston.

This year, The Earthshot Prize received over 1,000 extraordinary nominations from virtually every corner of the world, each assessed by our Expert Advisory Panel of scientific, academics, and subject-matter leaders. The solutions of our 15 Finalists have the potential to create game-changing impact around the world, positively effecting people, communities and the natural world. Moreover, all 15 Finalists will receive tailored support from organizations like ours to scale their work for greater impact.


Discover the 2022 Finalists – Earthshot Prize


Launched in 2020 by HRH Prince William and The Royal Foundation, The Earthshot Prize is the world’s most prestigious environmental prize, designed to discover, spotlight and scale groundbreaking solutions to the world’s greatest challenges. Inspired by President John F. Kennedy’s ‘Moonshot’ in the 1960s, which united the American people around the seemingly impossible goal of reaching the moon, The Earthshot Prize was founded to mobilize a wave of innovation and inspire a collective mindset of optimism, possibility, and creativity in the global race to repair and regenerate our planet.
Every year over the course of this critical decade, another group of innovative Finalists will be selected, and five £1 million prizes will be awarded to the most impactful solutions. By 2030, that funding will have helped scale at least 50 solutions addressing the world’s greatest environmental problems.


The Earthshot Prize is centered around five ‘Earthshots’ – simple, ambitious, and aspirational goals defining the world we wish to build for future generations. Each Earthshot is underpinned by scientifically agreed goals and targets, including
the UN Sustainable Development Goals and other internationally recognised measures to help repair our planet. Finalists are selected based on their efforts to meet each challenge, and the most outstanding solutions in each category will
be awarded The Earthshot Prize.


Activity aligned with Goals 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15