Finalists Announced on December 13th
The Citizens Award rewards the most innovative and replicable way to help citizens become true participants of systemic change. Apply now, win recognition and significant prize money to make a real dent in our road to a decarbonized society.
Winning proposals and finalists can receive prizes of up to €10,000, including an invitation to the Climathon Global Awards Ceremony during the ChangeNOW summit on January 31st in Paris.
Any Climathon winners between 2015 and 2019: a citizen or team considered the best of its Climathon, whether the solution is for-profit or not-for-profit.
Citizens are the backbone of any city. In fast tracking climate action, they have a role to play and the opportunity to act. Citizens are consumers, voters, volunteers, employees, inhabitants. The choices they make in each role impact our climate. For better or for worse.
The Citizens Award rewards the most innovative and replicable way to help citizens become true participants of systemic change. To give everyone an equal chance of winning the award, this inaugural edition of the Citizens Track is open to all winners from a Climathon between 2015 – 2019. Apply now, win recognition and significant prize money to make a real dent in our road to a decarbonised society.
Winning proposal(s) of the Citizens Award receive:
All finalists receive:
The winners of the Climathon 2015 – 2019 are automatically eligible for the Climathon Global Awards. All other local projects are not admitted and will not be reviewed. Applications open 26th October 2019. It is up to the local organisers to remind the winner to apply for the Climathon Global Awards. The winners need to complete the online application form available via climathonglobalawards.org to enter the competition. Applications close 17th November 2019.
All applications are reviewed by the Climathon team and independent experts from the Climathon and Climate-KIC network in line with the judging criteria listed below. We will announce the Top 10 Finalists on the 13th December 2019. You’ll be invited by email, so keep an eye on your inbox!
For the selection of ideas jury members take the following criteria into account:
The Top 10 finalists get the opportunity to travel to Paris for the Climathon Global Awards that takes place at the ChangeNOW conference on the 31st January 2020. Please note: your travels will be offset (not the whole event!).
Prior to the Climathon Global Awards, all top 10 finalists get the chance to participate in a two-day start-up bootcamp at the end of which the jury evaluates the finalists and chooses the winners of the Citizens Track.
A detailed agenda for the summit and bootcamp will follow closer to the date.
Travel and accommodation will be arranged once the Top 10 semi-finalists have confirmed.
For one person/team the travel to/from Paris as well as accommodation in Paris is complementary. Please note that you need to have a valid passport and visa. If other team members would like to join, they can do so on their own time and expense.
Arrival in Paris will be 29th January 2020. Earliest departure possible after the Climathon Global Awards on the 31st January 2pm. Accommodation will be booked for from the 29th January – 31st January 2020. Further details on travel and accommodation will be provided closer to the date.
In order to accept any of the awards presented at Climathon Global Awards, you will be required to sign an award letter issued by EIT Climate-KIC or ETH Zurich for the Citizen Award and Cities Award, respectively.
The award letters will further specify the terms and conditions of acceptance, which will include reporting and impact assessment obligations, among others. All awards will be paid out in one instalment within a reasonable time period after EIT Climate-KIC or ETH Zurich have received an executed copy of the award letter.
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