The Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy are seeking entries from inspirational and innovative local sustainable energy programmes from Asia, Africa and Latin America. They are looking for schemes that are technically rigorous, have an element of innovation and – most importantly – make a genuine difference to local peoples’ lives, both socially and economically. In addition to cash prizes of up to £40,000, winners will receive a package of benefits and support including a broadcast-quality short film about their work, tailored business support, introductions to influential policy makers and, in certain cases, funders. The awards will be presented at a VIP ceremony in London in June 2011. Deadline for entries is 19th October 2010.