LafargeHolcim Foundation Rewarding Excellence in Sustainable Construction


Prizes and Schedule

Prizes and Schedule

The total prize money for each cycle of the LafargeHolcim Awards competition (regional and global levels) is USD 2 million. Awards, Acknowledgements and Next Generation prizes will be presented at LafargeHolcim Awards ceremonies in each region (Europe, North America, Latin America, Middle East Africa, and Asia Pacific) between September and November 2020.

LafargeHolcim Awards main category

The total prize money for each of the five regional LafargeHolcim Awards competitions is USD 330,000 including USD 260,00 in the main category:

  • LafargeHolcim Awards Gold USD 100,000
  • LafargeHolcim Awards Silver USD 50,000
  • LafargeHolcim Awards Bronze USD 30,000
  • 4 x LafargeHolcim Awards Acknowledgement prizes of USD 20,000 each

LafargeHolcim Awards Next Generation category

The total prize money for each of the five regional LafargeHolcim Awards competitions is USD 330,000 including USD 70,00 in the Next Generation category:

  • LafargeHolcim Awards Next Generation 1st prize USD 25,000
  • LafargeHolcim Awards Next Generation 2nd prize USD 20,000
  • LafargeHolcim Awards Next Generation 3rd prize USD 15,000
  • LafargeHolcim Awards Next Generation 4th prize USD 10,000

Global LafargeHolcim Awards

The 15 recipients of regional LafargeHolcim Awards Gold, Silver and Bronze are automatically nominated for the Global LafargeHolcim Awards in 2020. The prize money of the Global LafargeHolcim Awards competition is USD 350,000:

  • Global LafargeHolcim Awards Gold USD 150,000
  • Global LafargeHolcim Awards Silver USD 100,000
  • Global LafargeHolcim Awards Bronze USD 50,000
  • Global LafargeHolcim Awards Wild Card from a budget of USD 50,000
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