2020 Permaculture Magazine Prize

Permaculture Magazine
Monday, 3rd August 2020

The Permaculture Magazine Prize aims to help projects that are transforming their communities and regenerating habitats and support young innovators worldwide.

The Permaculture Magazine Prize is for individuals, communities, businesses, groups and organisations that can demonstrate inspirational work over more than three years.

 We encourage entries from anywhere in the world.

 The closing date for entries is 31st August 2020, 23:59 GMT. Your entry must have been received by this date!

 Organisations may only submit one application.

 Prizes are for ongoing work (not as a reward for past work).

 If offered a prize, recipients must:

*Prepare information on the winning project for the awards announcement
*Fill in an evaluation form 10 months from the award being given
*Support the PR and outreach activity for the prize.

Permaculture Magazine is looking for permaculture projects that are: 

*          Regenerating damaged land
*          Enhancing habitat and biodiversity
*          Helping people to gain practical and community skills
*          Adding value to produce and developing local economies
*          Building community, creating social glue and greater economic resilience
*          Modelling new ways of cooperating and new cultural paradigms

Permaculture Magazine wants to specifically award money to permaculture projects that reach ordinary people and demonstrate best practice permaculture both in terms of ecological and socially / culturally innovative design. Any project can apply if it has been functioning for at least three years and has established its place within its community. 

Please tell permaculture projects around the world about the prize. Permaculture Magazine wants to hear from you, highlight your achievements to the world and help you in your next steps! 

How to Apply

Online applications are now open and it’s free to enter. See: https://www.permaculture.co.uk/content/2020-permaculture-magazine-prize-application-form

About the judges

John D. Liu is a renowned filmmaker. He made the documentaries Green Gold, Prix Italia award winner, and Hope in a Changing Climate, named the best ecological film at the International Wildlife Film Festival. He recently founded the Ecosystem retoration Foundation.

©Sam Gracey

Looby Macnamara is a permaculture teacher and author. Her first book, People and Permaculture, was the first to look at the people care ethic within permaculture. She has recently set up a permaculture learning and demonstration centre in Herefordshire with her partner, Chris Evans. She teaches groups around the world and is currently collaborating with visionaries to share the Cultural Emergence toolkit.

©Dana Wilson

Kayode Olafimihan is the chair of the London Permaculture Network. He organises the annual London Permaculture Festival, founded Permablitz London and has established a permaculture LAND project at Cecil Sharp House, headquarters of the English Folk Dance and Song Society in London.


Simon Constantine started his career in perfumery at Lush, a natural progression for a man who was literally brought up on fragrance and beauty products as the son of two of Lush’s co-founders, Mark and Mo Constantine. He is responsible for buying and sourcing the high quality ingredients and raw materials used across all of Lush’s product ranges. He travels the world setting up co-operatives with local people, ensuring consistent quality, quantity and fairtrade. He is a global champion of permaculture.


Anthony Rodale, a photographer, advocate for sustainability, and endurance athlete, has spent years travelling the world visiting sustainable, and organic farms, learning about their successful practices in soil regeneration, crop production, plant diversity, carbon sequestration, economic viability, food security and community health. This Spring, Anthony will be taking on a new leadership role as Board Chair for the Sustainable Food Trust. He has been President of the Sustainable Food Alliance since 2011. Before that served on other Boards such as the Rainforest Alliance, Friends of the Soil Association, and Board Chair of the Rodale Institute in Pennsylvania. In 1996 completed the Permaculture design course with Bill Mollison.


©Benedict Evans

Penny Livingston-Stark is internationally recognized as a prominent permaculture teacher, designer, and speaker. She holds an MS in Eco-Social Regeneration and a Diploma in Permaculture Design. Penny has been studying the Hermetic Tradition of alchemy and herbal medicine making in Europe and the United States for 4 years, and has been apprenticing in Germany and Italy at the Arven School for Medicinal Plants, Aromatherapy and Wilderness Wisdom. She is also on the Advisory Board for Abundant Earth Foundation, the sponsors of the Youth in Permaculture Prize.

With her husband James Stark, and in collaboration with Commonweal — a cancer health research and retreat center — Penny co-manages Commonweal Garden, a 17-acre organic and certified salmon-safe farm in Bolinas, California and is also a founding member of the Natural Building Colloquium.


Internal judgesMaddy and Tim Harland, founders of Permaculture Magazine and Permanent Publications.

Youth in Permaculture Prize

If you are 25 years of age and under, you can apply for thr Youth in Permaculture Prize. For full details please visit: https://www.permaculture.co.uk/articles/2020-youth-permaculture-prize