Selection process

  • Arctic Inspiration Prize staff first screen all Nominations received by the deadline for eligibility and completeness.
  • Eligible and complete nominations will enter a two-stage review and selection process. An improved selection process is currently in progress and details will be available on this page when ready.
  • To chose the Finalists and Laureates, the Selection Criteria will strictly be used during the entire process.
  • The Selection Committee is under no obligation to award a $1 Million AIP in a given year if, in its opinion, the quality of nominations do not warrant it.
  • The Selection Committee will choose up to four Laureates in the AIP category and up to seven Laureates in the Youth AIP category, depending on the amount and quality of the nominations and the funds available.
  • All nominated teams, including Finalists, non-Finalists and Laureates, will be informed of the decisions during the Selection Process shortly after the selections have been made.
  • Finalists will also be acknowledged in the media, on the AIP website, and at the Prize Ceremony.
  • Where there is uncertainty about the requirements or processes for the Prize, the Arctic Inspiration Prize organization retains the right to interpret the contents of the nomination and guidelines.
  • Decisions of the Selection Committee are final. There is no appeal process.