The Curt Bergfors Foundation supports solutions that could save the Food Planet within this decisive decade.
Our communications team welcomes requests from journalists regarding the Foundation, the Food Planet Prize and its Prizewinners, our professorship, as well as other questions related to the global food system.
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Nigerian foodtech start-up ColdHubs and Global Mangrove Alliance win the world’s biggest environmental award.18 November 2021
Swedish Food Planet Prize is the world’s biggest environmental award8 November 2021
Food Planet Prize Co-founder Lars Peder Hedberg passed away28 October 2021
The Curt Bergfors Foundation presents the 2021 Food Planet Prize Finalists11 February 2021
Line Gordon at Stockholm University selected for Curt Bergfors Professorship14 December 2020
Announcing the 2020 Food Planet Prize recipients7 July 2020
Announcing the 2020 Food Planet Prize jury members7 April 2020
Announcing a SEK 20 million donation to fund a new professorship with a focus on sustainable food25 March 2020
Addressing health risks to people and the planet – Editors’ Picks of recent nominations for the new Food Planet Prize7 February 2020
Two new $1-million food prizes for innovation and sustainability announced in Stockholm
Frequently Asked Questions
What do you mean by ‘initiative’?
Our definition is broad. An initiative can be a product, project, or program launched by an organization. It can be the organization itself, for- or not-for-profit. It can even be an idea. An initiative is anything that could save the Food Planet within this decade.
What’s the deadline for nomination?
We accept nominations all year round. This allows you to share your finds as soon you cross their paths, and us to take the time to review all incoming initiatives carefully.
Nominations for the 2023 Prize closed on 30 September 2022. We are now accepting nominations for the 2024 edition of the Food Planet Prize.
Where do I nominate?
We only consider initiatives submitted through our online form.
It’s quick and easy! We promise!
What kind of information do I need to provide when I nominate an initiative?
All we need is for you to describe the initiative in 3000 characters or less and to provide some contact details. Our Nominations Team will take it from there.
Does the Food Planet Prize have a particular geographical focus?
No. We are fortunate to receive nominations from all over the world and wouldn’t want it any other way. Initiatives can have a hyper-local or global application and everything in between. As long as there is potential for scale.
Does the Food Planet Prize have a particular thematic focus?
No. Whether through behavioral change, education, capacity building, advocacy, practice, research, or technology, there are infinite ways of addressing the myriad of challenges the Food Planet faces and we are eager to support them all.
How are the initiatives evaluated?
Our evaluation process is thorough. Upon reception, our team scores each initiative against a set of criteria. Then, the highest-ranking nominees are subjected to external evaluation. Lastly, top candidates are presented to our outstanding jury which elects the winners.
What do the winners receive?
Each year, we award 2 million USD to two lucky winners. In addition to the monetary Prize, we also offer networking and PR support to our winners. Learn more about the Prize
Can you give me some examples of past winners?
Definitively! Belgian B4Plastics, Kenyan Sanergy, American Greenwave, and Australian FutureFeed are some of our past winners. Get to know the fantastic work of all previous Food Planet Prize finalists and winners here.
Besides nominating, what else can I do to help?
Thank you for pointing us in the direction of Food Planet heroes! If you believe people in your network can do the same, do spread the word.
Who should I contact with additional questions?
Please get in touch with Afton Halloran, Head of Nominations, and Robert Nylander, Nominations Coordinator at email@example.com