The judging of the Postcode Lotteries Green Challenge is a four-stage process. In the first stage, after the entry period has closed, the preliminary juries from Germany, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden will review the entries from their region and will then select the applications that may proceed to the second stage to finish the complete application. After all the entries of the second stage have been reviewed, the 25 best start-ups will be selected as nominees. These entrepreneurs will still be in the running to win the first prize of €500,000.

Representatives from each preliminary jury will decide which five start-ups will move on to the final. These finalists will present their ideas to an international jury, media and selected audience during the grand final which will take place in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Each of the five finalists of the Postcode Lotteries Green Challenge will receive a minimum of €100,000, the runner-up will receive €200,000 and the winner will take the grand prize of € 500,000. In addition to the prize money, all finalists will receive expert coaching for over six months in order to optimise their business opportunities.

First stage
You can enter your application between 1 March and 1 April 2020 12:00 CEST (noon).

Second stage
By mid-April a group of selected start-ups are invited to complete the full application (Deadline: before 4 May). The 25 nominees will be announced by the end of June.

Third stage
In early September, we will announce which five contenders that will move on to the final.

Fourth stage
On 30 September, the final presentation to an international jury and selected audience will take place. The winner will take home the grand prize of €500,000.

Laura Chow
Laura Chow
 (chair)
Head of Charities, People’s Postcode Lottery

Claire HanrattyClaire Hanratty
CEO, Pure Leapfrog and Leapfrog Finance

Charlie Guy
Charlie Guy
 
Managing Director and Co-Founder at LettUs Grow

Laurie Goering
Laurie Goering

Climate change Editor, Thomson Reuters Foundation

Will Humpington
Will Humpington

Climate Change and Environmental Programmes Advisor, People’s Postcode Lottery

Prof Dave Reay
Prof Dave Reay

Executive Director of the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, and Professor of Carbon Management at the University of Edinburgh

Julia Kloiber
Julia Kloiber

Senior Fellow at Mozilla Foundation

Fredric Petit
Liza Fiedler
Communications Specialist, Deutsche Postcode Lotterie

Barbara Lersch
Barbara Lersch

Implements operative projects for the Hans Sauer Foundation

Sascha Müller-Kraenner
Sascha Müller-Kraenner

Executive Director/CEO of Environmental Action Germany (Deutsche Umwelthilfe e.V., DUH).

Björn Kaminski
Björn Kaminski

Director Platforms and Networks at German Startups Association (Bundesverband Deutsche Startups)