Awards & Competitions - International

2017 Ashden International Awards

Status: Open

Registration Deadline: November 8th, 2016 23:59 GMT.*

Winner´s announcement: June 15th, 2017



The application process for the 2017 Ashden Awards is now open

On 15 June 2017, 11 winners from around the world will receive a prize fund and global recognition for their achievements in increasing access to sustainable energy, promoting sustainable travel and helping build a low-carbon future. Ashden International Awards is a competition that embraces many fields, besides Architecture


Why apply for an Ashden Award?

Award of up to £20,000

National and international media exposure

Tailored support to develop your work even further

Media materials to help you tell your story


What are we looking for?

We are looking for pioneering enterprises and programmes demonstrating achievement in any of the following areas:

Increasing energy access for homes or businesses: Increasing energy access to those that have limited or no access by providing renewable energy products or services.

Sustainable buildings: Improving energy use in urban buildings, including residential, commercial and public buildings.

Developing innovative financial mechanisms or business models for delivering sustainable energy: Organisations providing innovative financial mechanisms or using innovative business to expand access to sustainable energy products or services.

Sustainable travel: Innovative enterprises or programmes that are improving access to sustainable travel, encouraging the use of more sustainable modes of travel or using technology to enable more efficient fuel use.

Improving the lives of women and girls through sustainable energy:Enterprises or programmes that are providing sustainable energy to women and girls as beneficiaries and creating employment or income-generating activities, or involving them in the supply chain. We are also interested in work benefiting refugees and internally displaced women and girls.

Sustainable energy and water: Enterprises or programmes using sustainable energy technologies to deliver increased access to safe and affordable drinking water; or water for agricultural production; or adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene.

Powering business: Enterprises or programmes which provide or use clean energy or energy efficiency in the provision of goods and services through business activities, for example in the agricultural, commercial and industrial sectors.

Read our detailed eligibility criteria and find out more


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