2019 Flourish Prizes

Welcome to the 2019 Flourish Prizes

We’re excited to share our first update with you about the third annual Flourish Prizes.

As you know, all the stories that students publish in 2018 are eligible for the 2019 Flourish Prizes.

The last two years of Finalists and Honorees showcase truly outstanding business innovations and inspiring leaders--take a look back at our 2017 Flourish Prizes and 2018 Flourish Prizes. We are looking forward to discovering and sharing more amazing innovations in the nearly 600 stories we’re expecting to publish this year.

These stories showcase positive business innovations that span the globe and demonstrate how business can help achieve the 17 UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development.

Before the end of 2018, we will invite and announce the 2019 Flourish Prizes Jurors, comprised of previous Flourish Prizes Honorees and members of our global community.

In early January 2019, the Fowler Center team will select and announce approximately 60 Flourish Prizes Finalists for 2019, based on input from our professors and story editors.

The 17 2019 Flourish Prizes Honorees will be announced in early Spring 2019.

A few weeks later, the AIM2Flourish team will host a global, multi-day, virtual celebration via social media to celebrate the 2019 Flourish Prizes. We will host live conversations, share photos and videos, and host Twitter chats — all to lift up the stories of our 2019 Flourish Prizes winners. A full 2019 Flourish Prizes Celebration and Promotion plan will be available by the end of 2018.

What’s the Same for 2019:

  • A global panel of Flourish Prizes Jurors will help us choose our 2019 Honorees--they will include former Flourish Prizes Honorees, global business and community leaders, and members of the Fowler Center Advisory Board. The selection process begins in January.
  • We will once again celebrate our 2019 Flourish Prizes Honorees with a global, online, virtual celebration conducted on social media in the Spring.

What’s New for 2019:

  • We’ve streamlined our selection process to allow us to announce the winners in early Spring 2019. This will make it easier for everyone to join us in our Virtual Celebration when more students are still on campus.
  • Our online Virtual Celebration will be supported with more resources to help you host in-person regional or local celebrations on your campus.

What’s Next:

To be eligible for 2019 Flourish Prizes consideration, all AIM2Flourish stories must be in Editorial Review by December 14, 2018. This will allow us to finalize and publish your students’ stories before the winter break. Please contact Megan Buchter at [email protected] if you have any questions or suggestions.