The deadline for submitting entries to the Solution Search contest ends today. Solution Search is a global crowdsourcing competition showcasing solutions to critical conservation challenges. This year’s competition, Farming for Biodiversity is looking for solutions that support sustainable environmental, social and economic outcomes in the agricultural sector.
The competition judging panel will now spend three months reviewing more than 120 submissions from countries all around the world. After the ten finalists are announced on June 12th, the public will vote for the winner that will be announced at the Solution Search awards ceremony in September.
“With more than 120 entries from over 35 countries around the world, this year’s contest is poised to surface the most exceptional solutions to the most critical agricultural and environmental challenges of our time that, given the right tools, have the potential for tangible global impact,” says Brett Jenks President and CEO of Rare.
In addition to the $30,000 prize, the ten finalists will win a trip to New York City to attend a workshop and awards ceremony alongside some of the biggest names in conservation.
This contest is part of a larger project run in joint partnership by Rare and IFOAM-Organics International, and is funded by the International Climate Initiative (IKI), a German initiative supported by The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) on the basis of a decision adopted by the German Bundestag.