Help us find the Food Planet​ heroes

Do you have – or know of – an idea that could help save the Food Planet? We’re looking for brilliant concepts and initiatives to help rethink food and establish a sustainable food system. Two Prizewinners will be rewarded US 1$ million each.

We welcome nominations from all over the world. Anyone can nominate – one’s own initiative, or someone else’s. We evaluate the nominated initiatives  against  six criteria, including  thematic relevance, level of innovation, feasibility, immediacy  of  impact, scalability, and potential for systemic change.  Read more

2021 nominations closed on 31 May! All submissions received after this date will automatically be considered for the 2022 Prize.

Evaluation Criteria

  • Relevance – focus area and intended impact. Which food system problem is addressed and what particular change is aimed at?  
  • Innovation – novel thinking and/or practice. How does the initiative differ from the status quo and why does it matter?  
  • Time to impact – Significant impact within ten years or faster. What stage is the initiative in right now, and how long until full-scale application in the best-case scenario?  
  • Scalability – Capacity to scale broadly. How broadly can the initiative be applied nationally, regionally, and globally? The challenge is global, this is why the solutions must be able to scale broadly.
  • Evidence – Proof that the initiative works or may work. What theoretical underpinning or practical/operational evidence is there?  
  • Systemic impact – Effects in a broader context. Does the initiative bring about additional environmental, social, or health advantages?