The Environmental Music Prize is a global first that amplifies the voices of artists who inspire action for climate and conservation. It incentivises them to create powerful music videos that connect us to nature. And through its Impact Partner Network, Climate Leadership Training and media opportunities, it empowers these influential cultural icons to become advocates for change.
The inaugural prize saw 200+ entries, 24 Finalists (including Paul Kelly, Jack River, King Stingray, What So Not, Briggs, Lime Cordiale), 50+ media stories, 50,000+ website visits and people voting from 58 countries. King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard won the $20,000 prize with their song ‘If Not Now, Then When?’ and donated the $20,000 prize to The Wilderness Society! And the prize for ‘Emerging Environmental Songwriter’ was awarded to Indigenous artist, Nidala Barker.
Next year the Finalists (selected by Environmental Leaders and Impact Partners) will be announced on Earth Day, thus allowing people all over the world to discover songs that echo their hopes and dreams for our planet.