Since its foundation in 2012, the Lush Prize has established itself as a globally recognized prize that honors scientists, activists, lobbyists, and young researchers for their outstanding achievements in the field of cruelty-free testing methods.
More than 2 million pounds have been made available for more than 100 international projects since its foundation. Applications/nominations for the Lush Prize 2020 can be submitted online at http://www.lushprize.org/ by 6th December 2019. The awards ceremony will take place in May 2020.
The Lush Prize supports public relations work and the implementation of training methods for animal-free alternatives at universities and research centres. It also funds lobbying work to improve the legal situation regarding animal testing, as well as the awarding of prizes to ongoing projects by established scientists.
Prize winners from previous years all worked with the latest, most innovative technology, and they are outperforming each other year after year. They include Daniel Urbisch from chemical company BASF SE – a young researcher who received the 2018 award for developing a skin sensitization test – and Alexandra Damerau, for further developing in vitro research at the Charité-Universitätsmedizin in Berlin.
Further information can be found at www.lushprize.org.
About the organizers
The Lush Prize is a joint project by the British cosmetics company Lush and the scientific group Ethical Consumer to promote a shift from animal experimentation to alternative, non-animal research methods.
Ethical Consumer is a research, publishing, and campaign cooperative based in Manchester, UK. It is dedicated to campaign work and is responsible for running the award.
LUSH is a manufacturer and retailer of fresh, handmade cosmetics with branches in 49 countries. The company sees its stores as a kind of discussion platform, which is part of the company’s FIGHTING ANIMAL TESTING campaign.