From scientists to communicators, sustainable business leaders to social justice advocates, candidates represent the full spectrum of answers to environmental concerns.
Nominators from around the world, selected for their own creativity and contributions in the environmental arena, each submit one candidate for the award.
A committee of UCLA faculty representing a wide range of disciplines and fields each evaluate five candidates.
The executive committee scores all 20 nominees using a standard rubric and presents five finalists to the judges.
Four judges select a winner after reviewing finalist video interviews, faculty and executive committee scores, and supplemental materials from nominators.