This groundbreaking prize aims to highlight the worldwide successes of the growing permaculture movement. With less than one week remaining until entries close, Permaculture Magazine has announced that it will now award a total of £30,000 as part of its annual prize due to the “faith and generosity” of an anonymous donor.
All the money for the Permaculture Magazine Prize goes direct to the chosen projects, so the money is reaching the right people and places around the world.
With a fund of £30,000 the Permaculture Magazine Prize, now in its second year, aims to directly help transform communities and regenerate habitats and it will be judged by a “prestigious panel of international judges”.
About the prizes
The prize will consist of one main award of £10,000, a second runner-up prize of £5,000 and four runners up of £2,500. The prize is open to any permaculture project in the world.
The closing date for entries is May 31, 2019, 23:59 GMT, and is also open to those who applied last year.
A £5,000 Youth in Permaculture Prize is also available in collaboration with Abundant Earth Foundation with £3,000 available for the main award and two runners up of £1,000. This prize is open to anyone under 25 years of age.
All winners will be announced in the pages of Permaculture Magazine102, published October 31, 2019, and will be featured in following issues.
The launch of the Permaculture Magazine Prize in 2018 saw 152 applications from around the world. The winner, Ghana Permaculture Institute, received the £10,000 award for its extraordinary work with its farming community and beyond. GPI have to date trained 8,000 farmers in a range of skills including beekeeping, how to set up indigenous tree nurseries and food forests. They have established a micro-credit system for the community and go into schools to teach children how to grow food and farm mushrooms for added income. They teach permaculture design and especially train women in backyard farming.
“For us, this is not only an opportunity, but also a challenge to expand our network growth and to implement more sustainable projects that focus on empowering local communities through permaculture,”
– Paul Yeboah from GPI.
Permaculture Magazine is looking for 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
Permaculture Magazine aims to specifically award money to permaculture projects that reach ordinary people and demonstrate best practice permaculture both in terms of ecological and socially / culturally innovative design.
Any project can apply if it has been functioning for at least three years and has established its place within its community. Permaculture Magazine wants to hear from you, highlight your achievements to the world and help you in your next steps!
Online applications are now open and it’s free to enter.
See the: Application Form
Click here for more on the Youth in Permaculture Prize
See who won last year: Permaculture magazine winers 2018