Evaluation Process and Timeline

Evaluation Process

The evaluation of each submission to the Prize consists of a four-stage process. Each category is evaluated according to our four criteria: Impact, Innovation, Leadership and Long-Term Vision.

The weighting of each criterion varies according to the category.

First stage: A reputed international research and analysis firm conducts due diligence on all our submissions to ensure that they meet the conditions of the Zayed Future Energy Prize.

Second stage: The Review Committee meets to evaluate and score entries to the Large Corporation, Small and Medium Enterprise, Non-Profit Organisation and Lifetime Achievement categories that remain following due-diligence and forms a shortlist for the Selection Committee.

Third stage:  The Selection Committee appraises each entry shortlisted by the Review Committee and agrees on a list of finalists. The Global High Schools Committee meets to evaluate, score and select the finalists from submissions to the Global High Schools category that remain following due-diligence.

Fourth stage: The Jury meets in person to deliberate the entries and elect the winner in each category. The final decision is unanimous.