Evaluation Process and Timeline

The evaluation of each submission to the Prize consists of a robust, three-stage process. Each category is then evaluated according to our three core criteria: Innovation, Impact, and Inspiration.

The weighting of each criterion varies according to the category.

First Stage: A reputed international research and analysis consultancy firm conducts due diligence on all our submissions received. The consultancy then ensures that each entry meets the submission standards and then scores the entries against the criteria set out for the Zayed Sustainability Prize.

Second Stage: The Selection Committee evaluate and score entries online in order to create a shortlist of finalists, which are then passed on to the last stage of the process – the Jury.

Final Stage: The Jury meets, in person, to deliberate the entries and elect the winner in each category. The final decision must be unanimous.