Zayed Sustainability Prize 2020, United Arab Emirates

Publish Date: Apr 10, 2020

Deadline: May 21, 2020

Zayed Sustainability Prize


The Zayed Sustainability Prize, an evolution of the Zayed Future Energy Prize, is the UAE’s pioneering global award in sustainability and a tribute to the legacy of the late founding father of the UAE, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

Established in 2008, this annual award recognises and rewards the achievements of those who are driving impactful, innovative and inspiring sustainability solutions across five distinct categories: Health, Food, Energy, Water and Global High Schools.

The Award


The fund allocation per category is as follows:

  • Health                                           US$600,000
  • Food                                              US$600,000
  • Energy                                          US$600,000
  • Water                                           US$600,000
  • Global High Schools                 US$600,000 (Divided between six school winners, each from six world regions)
  • There is no alternative to the cash Award.
  • The Awards shall be used by the winners, per category, to further the ideas and ambitions within the winning submissions.
  • An Award may be subject to withholding tax (if applicable) and/or income tax or other applicable tax which shall be payable by the winner, as applicable. Masdar shall not be liable for any taxes which are or become payable on the Award.
  • An Award may be revoked and a refund required if it is discovered that a winner has provided misleading or erroneous information within the submission or it is subsequently discovered that the submission infringes the intellectual property rights of a third party.


    • The Zayed Sustainability Prize is open to all entrants other than:
      (a) Board members and employees of Masdar; and
      (b) Anyone who has been involved in organising, promoting or judging the Prize.
    • Masdar, the Selection Committee and the Jury reserve the right and have full discretion to reject or not select any submission for any reason that may, in the sole opinion of the Selection Committee, the Jury or Masdar, damage the reputation of the Prize, the UAE, Abu Dhabi or Masdar, or bring the Prize, the UAE, Abu Dhabi or Masdar into disrepute. The decision of the Selection Committee, the Jury or Masdar shall be final and no follow up correspondence shall be replied to.

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