Blue Planet Prize About the Candidate Nominations

Blue Planet Prize


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With the view of furthering the vision of a sustainable society, the Blue Planet Prize recognizes outstanding individuals or organizations that have contributed significantly to building new ideas, scientific understanding or countermeasures, and practical activities that are rooted in science and technology including humanities/social sciences, for the sake of environmental conservation and restoration of the Earth's environment.

Candidacy Eligibility

The award is open to individuals, groups of individuals, and non-profit organizations.
Living citizens, if individuals, of all nations, irrespective of gender or religion, are eligible for the Blue Planet Prize.

  • Self-nomination is not accepted.

Selection Process

Each year, from August to October, nominations are accepted from nominators around the world.
The Selection Committee meets several times over an approximate six-month period to choose candidates. The candidates are then passed on to the Presentation Committee for its opinion and approval. Next, the Board of Directors reach a final decision on who the winners shall be.

  • To maintain strict confidentiality during the selection of candidates, the Foundation will not provide information pertaining to the screening of candidates or their progress during the selection process.

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