Prize Ceremony

Update from the Prize

The 2020 Goldman Environmental Prize ceremonies are canceled in order to protect Prize winners and public health amidst the coronavirus outbreak. Stay tuned for updates about the Prize announcement for 2020.

Award Ceremony

The Goldman Environmental Prize ceremony is held at the San Francisco War Memorial Opera House every April, followed by a ceremony in Washington, D.C., two days later. Both events are by invitation only.

More than 4,000 people attend the always packed, emotion-filled events. The ceremony features short documentary films to provide an introduction to the Prize recipients and their accomplishments. In San Francisco, a member of the Goldman family presents the recipients with their Ouroboros statuettes, following the recipients’ address to the audience.

The celebration continues at a reception at San Francisco City Hall featuring organic and seasonal ingredients. We make every effort to compost and recycle, keeping our celebration as sustainable as possible.

The 2019 ceremony in San Francisco took place on Monday, April 29. Watch the full event below!

Ceremony Videos