Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award


Four judges select a winner after reviewing finalist video interviews, faculty and executive committee scores, and supplemental materials from nominators.


Twenty-six nominators from around the world, selected for their own creativity and contributions in the environmental arena, each submit one candidate for the award.

Executive Committee

The executive committee scores all 20 nominees using a standard rubric and presents five finalists to the judges.

Faculty Committee

A committee of 12 UCLA faculty representing a wide range of disciplines and fields each evaluate five candidates.