Permaculture magazine is launching the Permaculture Magazine Prize 2018 with a fund of £20,000.
The Prize will consist of one main award of £10,000 and four runners up of £2,500 and is open to any permaculture project in the world.
The Prize is to celebrate and award permaculture projects that reach ordinary people and demonstrate best practice permaculture both in terms of ecological and socially / culturally innovative design. This Prize will help these projects continue their important work.
We are looking for a variety of permaculture projects that are:
- Regenerating damaged land
- Enhancing habitat and biodiversity
- Helping people to gain practical and community skills
- Adding value to produce and developing local economies
- Building community, creating social glue and greater economic resilience
- Modelling new ways of cooperating and new cultural paradigms.
Projects can apply if they have been functioning for at least three years and have established their place within their community. Please tell permaculture projects around the world about the prize. We want to hear from you!
Online applications are open now and it’s free to enter. See https://www.permaculture.co.uk/permaculture-prize-2018-application
“In a time of global crisis, the world needs well designed, regenerative and inspiring examples of permaculture. We have set up this prize to celebrate and support pioneering, best practice projects and tell these stories and shine a light in the darkness.” Maddy and Tim Harland, cofounders of Permaculture magazine and Permanent Publications.
The projects will be judged by a panel of five international faces. We have:
- Renowned filmmaker, John D. Liu. He made the documentaries Green Gold, Prix Italia award winner, and Hope in a Changing Climate, named the best ecoslogical film at the International Wildlife Film Festival. He recently founded the Ecosystem restoration Foundation.
- Permaculture teacher and author, Looby Macnamara. Her first book, People and Permaculture, was the first to look at the people care ethic within permaculture. She has recently set up a permaculture learning and demonstration centre in Herefordshire with her partner, Chris Evans. She teaches groups around the world and is currently collaborating with visionaries to share the Cultural Emergence toolkit.
- Founder of Permablitz London and chair of the London Permaculture Network, Kayode Olafimihan. He organises the annual London Permaculture Festival and has established a permaculture LAND project at Cecil Sharp House, headquarters of the English Folk Dance and Song Society in London.
- Global champion of permaculture, Simon Constantine. Simon started his career in perfumery at Lush, a natural progression for a man who was literally brought up on fragrance and beauty products as the son of two of Lush’s co-founders, Mark and Mo Constantine. He is responsible for buying and sourcing the high quality ingredients and raw materials used across all of Lush’s product ranges. He travels the world setting up co-operatives with local people, ensuring consistent quality, quantity and fairtrade.
- Photographer, sustainability advocate and endurance athlete, Anthony Rodale. He has spent years travelling the world visiting sustainable, and organic farms, learning about their successful practices in soil regeneration, crop production, plant diversity, carbon sequestration, economic viability, food security and community health. This Spring, Anthony will be taking on a new leadership role as Board Chair for the Sustainable Food Trust. He has been President of the Sustainable Food Alliance since 2011. Before that served on other Boards such as the Rainforest Alliance, Friends of the Soil Association, and Board Chair of the Rodale Institute in Pennsylvania. In 1996 completed the Permaculture design course with Bill Mollison.
For further details on the prize and eligibility guidelines, visit: https://www.permaculture.co.uk/articles/permaculture-prize-2018
The closing date for entries is 30 June 2018, 23:59 GMT. Your entry must have been received by this date!