Established in 2001, the Ashden Awards are globally recognised as a mark of excellence in the field of green energy.
Applications for the 2018 Ashden Awards are now closed.
Are you part of a scheme – or know of one – that’s breaking new ground in renewable energy generation, reducing energy demand, increasing access to energy, or encouraging more sustainable forms of transport?
If so, we’d love to hear from you:
- A global platform to showcase your work
- Prize fund of up to £20,000
- Broadcast-quality films and media materials
- Tailored support to help you expand
- See our latest Impact Report here
DFID has been pleased to support the International Ashden Awards for the last four years, helping game-changing, sustainable energy companies, technologies and leaders to grow their transformational work.
Gemma May Sustainable Energy Adviser, UK Department for International Development (DFID)Meet the judges
We are particularly honoured to have won an Ashden Award as this really is the most prestigious accolade in the alternative technology area. In a rapidly changing world Ashden have consistently shown that their collective fingers are very much on the pulse of what is new and transformative.
Sam Duby, SteamaCo 2015 Award WinnerSee more from our winners
2018 Awards timeline
Longlist / Announced
The longlist for the 2017 Ashden Awards has been announced with a total of 48 green energy organisations and programmes in countries as far-flung as Mongolia, Tajikistan, Liberia, Lesotho, Guatemala and Nepal.View 2017 Awards longlist
Finalists / Announced 16/04/2018
If you are shortlisted we will get in touch to arrange a visit to assess your work – the visit usually lasts most of a day and involves two or three people from Ashden and sometimes a representative from the funder of the award.
Winners / Announced 07/06/2018
The winners of the 2018 Ashden Awards will be made public in the first week of June 2018, to find out more about 2017's winners click below.
Ashden Awards Ceremony
Held at the Royal Geographical Society in central London and open to everyone, the Awards Ceremony is a highlight of the sustainable energy calendar and in 2017 took place on 15 June.
During the evening short films on the winners are broadcast, followed by presentation of the Awards. A private reception is held for special guests.
The awards are given in different categories and in 2017 there was a new international Powering Business Award recognising efforts by enterprises or programmes which provide or use clean energy or energy efficiency in the provision of goods and services through business activities.