The Lush Spring Prize is a biennial award for outstanding regenerative projects. The Prize event is not only an impressive awards ceremony but also an important space for networks to form and ideas to be exchanged. It runs over several days at Emerson collage in Sussex, with between 100 and 150 attendees, including prize-winners, judges, Lush staff and press.
It is essential that the Spring Prize event reflects the values of regeneration and sustainability that are at the core of the Prize itself. Each element of the Prize event, from food to venue, must therefore be carefully selected to ensure the event upholds the ethics it promotes while also remaining within budget.
The Prize is attended by people from all over the world, which brings an added level of complexity to the organisation of the event. We arrange live interpretation for all attendees, so they are able to speak in their own language during ceremonies, panels and workshops. The facilitation of live translation allows for a truly international event where meaningful networks and relationships can be created.
An eclectic range of activities are arranged for the Prize. As well as workshops, panels and prize giving, events have included samba bands, cèilidhs and guided night-time bat walks. Recent events have also included a day in London, which entailed organising transport and accommodation for all attendees.
The Spring Prize is a complex event, but it has been a joy to organise an event that is so wonderfully eclectic, inclusive and important.