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4th Biophilia Award for Environmental Communication

May 31, 2022

Donor: BBVA Foundation

Funding Size: $100,000 to $500,000

Applications are now open for the 4th Biophilia Award for Environmental Communication to recognize the work of professionals and organizations in any country that have contributed exceptionally to improving public understanding and awareness of ecological issues, through the dissemination of scientific knowledge and by opening up new perspectives on nature from any disciplinary angle.

The award recognizes contributions in any aspect of environmental communication, especially in the areas of biodiversity conservation and climate change, characterized by a particularly innovative approach.

These contributions may encompass a wide spectrum of formats, styles, and channels, including articles, monographs, multimedia materials and books; the preparation, editing and presentation of reports and documentaries; the design and curatorship of exhibitions; and projects in any medium (press, radio, television, film, documentary or Internet). They should preferably, though not exclusively, be directed at a global audience, and those with a more limited focus (regional or national) should, in any case, have achieved a broad impact.

Award Contest
  • One award will be given comprising 100,000 euros, a diploma and a commemorative artwork.

  • In the event that the award goes to a candidature comprising two or more persons, its monetary amount will be divided equally between them.

  • The BBVA Foundation will deliver the award in full to the winner(s) at a public ceremony convened for this purpose. The prize money may be spent at awardees’ discretion.

  • The award will be subject to the withholding and other taxes stipulated in current legislation, which will be deducted from its monetary amount.

Eligibility Criteria
  • Natural or legal persons of any nationality engaging professionally in any facet of environmental communication.

  • Joint entries will be accepted from two or more natural or legal persons that have made collaborative contributions in environmental dissemination and communication.

  • Candidatures may be direct, submitted by the interested parties, or indirect, with other natural or legal persons presenting letters of nomination.

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