The Pritzker Award aims to recognize an environmental leader, under the age of 40, who is on the verge of making lasting change in the field of environmental sustainability.

The winner will be chosen by a panel of judges that includes news commentator and author Van Jones, philanthropists Wendy Schmidt and Nicolas Berggruen, and Kathryn Sullivan, former head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the first American woman to walk in space.

Although there will only be one winner, the Pritzker Genius Award goes beyond spotlighting one individual. It also brings together a community of diverse experts to nurture unique and holistic approaches that address shared environmental concerns.