Green Globe Awards judging criteria

Find out how the independent judging panel assesses nominations for the Green Globe Awards.

What the judges look for

  • A clear and concise application. Avoid jargon and use simple language.
  • All elements and achievements of the work in the nomination are covered.
  • All claims are supported with clear evidence, using numbers and statistics in your explanation. Where possible, provide external confirmation of achievements.
  • Attached documents and images that directly support the project.


  • Complete your nomination in a word document before proceeding to the online nomination in case of a time out issue.
  • Save your online nomination as you go after completing each section. This will prevent you having to re-do your nomination from scratch if there are technical issues. 

Each of the following parts will account for one third of the final scores. 

3000-character limit (about 500 words)

Outline how the project, organisation or individual is unique and shows outstanding leadership and innovation in its/their field.

Some examples may include:

  • Innovative steps taken to fill an unmet environmental need and address the impact of climate change
  • Application of a new technology, product or process
  • Changes and standards that were implemented to make a sustainable impact on the organisation and industry
  • innovative environmental practice integrated the project into the company’s overall business plan and operations
  • environmental strategies delivered resulting in company growth
  • environmental leadership demonstrated amongst internal and external stakeholders.

3000 character limit (about 500 words)

Tell us about the people, businesses and communities you have partnered with to deliver your project and work to achieve environmental and commercial results.

Some examples may include:

  • proactive engagement, consultation and involvement of staff, management, customers, key stakeholders, supply chain or businesses and the wider community
  • long term partnerships that were developed with significant results
  • regular communication plans, training and education you implemented to engage, and increase the knowledge and capacity of stakeholders on the project and impacts of climate change
  • use of social-media channels to increase engagement – provide links and number of followers
  • examples of media attention received (print, radio, digital, social media)
  • details of your participation in mentoring activities
  • sustainability goals and actions promoted and supported by stakeholders and partners.

3000-character limit (about 500 words)

Explain the tangible outcomes and/or benefits for the environment that relate to the success of your project, organisation or individual from the last 2 years (2016 to 2018). 

In your description, provide facts and figures and where possible attach copies of any certifications achieved.

What sort of outcomes and benefits are we looking for?

  • ecological/environmental
  • social/cultural
  • financial/economic.

What was the scale of impact you achieved for?

  • individual
  • organisation
  • sector/industry
  • region/community. 

Nominations have now closed for the 2018 Green Globe Awards.