Earth Prize 2023

25th April 2023
A team of Winchester College pupils has won US$25,000 as runners-up in an international sustainability competition.

The Earth Prize is an annual, global, environmental sustainability competition for teenage students that rewards the ideas and projects with the most potential to tackle environmental issues. There were ten finalists chosen out of 1,290 entries from across the world, including just two teams from the UK. 

In the Final awards ceremony, held online, Winchester's Bactoplastics team was named one of three runner-up teams, securing US$25,000 prize money, which will be invested in the pupils' project to further their research.

The Earth Foundation, which runs the prize, is a non-profit organization based in Geneva, Switzerland, which strives to inspire, educate, mentor, and empower students, schools, researchers, and young entrepreneurs with innovative ideas to accelerate change towards environmental sustainability.

In the film below, two of the team explain how their project developed and what their aspirations are for the research in the future.

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