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AboutThe ENERGY GLOBE Award was founded in 1999 by the Austrian energy pioneer Wolfgang Neumann and is one of today’s most prestigious environmental awards.Goal of the Award is to present successful sustainable projects to a broad audience, for many of our environmental problems already have good, feasible solutions. Projects which conserve and protect our resources or that employ renewable energy can participate.With a global call for participation ENERGY GLOBE invites outstanding sustainable best practice projects to participate in the annual competition. From all over the world, some 800 projects and initiatives are submitted annually to compete for the award which is presented as:National (country) ENERGY GLOBE Awards:Distinguish the best project submission from a country (e.g. ENERGY GLOBE Germany, ENERGY GLOBE Argentina). National winners receive an ENERGY GLOBE Certificate which is presented by partner organisation (if available) in the respective countries. In some countries the National Award is splitted into categories, and the winners not only get the certificates but even the popular trophies. Find out more.Any national winner can become winner of an international ENERGY GLOBE Award or of the ENERGY GLOBE World Award.International ENERGY GLOBE Awards/World Award:The international ENERGY GLOBE Award distinguishes the best projects in the five categories earth, fire, water, air and youth. The 1st prize in each category is endowed with 10.000 Euro.By audience and/or online voting the ENERGY GLOBE World Award winner is selected from among the five category winners.The international ENERGY GLOBE Awards are presented annually in the realm of a televised ceremony. Such ceremonies have already taken place in Japan, Canada, and (a special honor for the environmental prize) in the Plenary Hall of the European Parliament in Brussels, in the Czech Republic, in Rwanda, etc.Prominent guests who presented awards have included Kofi Annan, Mikhail Gorbachev, the Presidents of the EU Commission and EU Parliament, Peter Falk (Columbo), Robin Gibb (Bee Gees), Martin Sheen Nigel Kennedy, Dionne Warwick, etc. Find out more.ParticipationAnyone wishing to apply for the ENERGY GLOBE Award must complete a submission form which has to be sent along with below specified documentation to Energy Globe. Your submission will be evaluated on the national and on the international level.Please fill in either
  • the online submission form
  • or download the PDF and send your project documentation and supporting materials by email to:
  • or by snail mail hardcopies to:                    ENERGY GLOBE              Mühlbach 7             4801 Traunkirchen              Austria, Europe
Submission deadline for the next Award is on 30 September 2013.Please send the following documentation along with the filled-out submission form: (documents A-C in English or German)1. A short summary of the project (not more than 100 words, unless already submitted with the online application form)2. At least five (digital) descriptive project photos in good quality.(Summary and photos are published in the ENERGY GLOBE project database)3. Detailed project description (approx. 2 A4 pages) including timing and precise details of the implementation status.4. Max. half an A4 page each with reference to subsequent evaluation criteria:
  • Project goal including the sustainability and efficiency of the project
  • Innovative aspects of the project taking into account technological standards and living conditions in the region
  • Information on costs/benefits. Details on economic and social impacts
  • Replication potential of the project: can it be implemented everywhere?
  • Environmental impact in terms of emissions/climate protection
5. If available: documentation such as publications, newspaper articles, photos, videos, DVDs, brochures, website, etc.Please be sure to fill out the submission form completely. The back of the submission form suggests keywords for possible project areas. Your project need not necessarily fit into these designations. By participating in the ENERGY GLOBE you agree to accept a publication of your project. If deemed necessary by the organizer, the submitted project may be moved to another category. Submitted projects are also documented in the ENERGY GLOBE database.  
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