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(Closed) Apply for an International Ashden Award 2013

“The press exposure we have received from the awards has been incredible. Our website traffic has jumped up substantially and we have had visitors from across the world. We have had a massive surge in distributer inquiries, and almost all of them heard about us through our interviews with the BBC.”
Ned Tozun, D.light Design, 2010 Gold Award winner

We are now accepting applications for the 2013 Ashden International Awards.

Download the briefing document

Apply for a 2013 Ashden International Award (in English)

(Available soon in French and Spanish. Bientôt disponible en français et espanol. Disponible en breve en francés y español.)

The Ashden Awards are a showcase. We want to reward work that is delivering, or enabling the delivery of, sustainable energy, while bringing health, education or livelihood benefits to the energy poor.

Our international winners are inspirational and innovative local sustainable energy schemes from Asia, Africa, Central and South America and the Caribbean that reduce carbon emissions and provide significant social and economic benefits to local communities.

Businesses, not-for-profits, NGOs and social enterprises are all eligible to apply.

What we look for

  • Products and services that are increasing energy access for households or businesses.
  • Products and services that, through sustainable energy, are improving health and education services or preventing health problems.
  • Uses of renewable energy or energy efficiency that significantly reduce deforestation in tropical rainforest areas.
  • Organisations providing innovative financial mechanisms to access sustainable energy products and services, such as end-user finance, carbon finance or finance to micro entrepreneurs.
  • Manufacturers who have developed and brought to market new products or fuel supplies that provide renewable electricity, heat or clean cooking.
  • Work that is building sustainable energy access into humanitarian aid and/or reconstruction programmes.
  • Use of renewable energy or energy efficiency for agricultural purposes that is increasing or improving crop yields anywhere along the value chain.

Past international winners include fuel-efficient stove programmes; businesses selling solar home systems and lanterns; biogas schemes to replace fuel wood for heating and cooking; businesses producing biomass pellet from crop waste; and micro-hydro schemes. The 2012 Award winners were announced at our Awards Ceremony on 30 May 2012. Read about them here.

Download the briefing document

Apply for a 2013 Ashden International Award

Applications must be received by Tuesday 23 October 2012.

“The Ashden Awards of 2005 and 2007, propelled SELCO INDIA to a different league. How can we every forget that! The partnership with Ashden is one that I and many others in SELCO cherish the most!”
Harish Hande, SELCO Solar Ltd, India

The benefits of winning an Ashden Award

Entry is free, and up to five winners will receive £20,000 each in prize money, with one winner receiving a gold award of £40,000. The 2013 awards will be presented at a VIP ceremony in London in June 2013.

The Ashden Awards are unique: in addition to cash prizes and the kudos of winning a prestigious Award, winners get a broadcast-quality film about their work, media exposure and wider recognition. A substantial post-award business support package helps them to develop their work and reach scale through professional mentoring and training, as well as introductions to grant, carbon and investment financers.

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