Our judging process

Process

Our judges are a diverse and international group of foresight experts, activists, users, innovators and commissioners. They have been invited to join the judging panels due to their deep committment to the values of the Awards, and beacuse of their sense of adventure in supporting the next generation. You can read more about individual judges below.

Main and Special Awards

We have a three-stage process for judging the Main Award.

  • Step 1 – Sifting. All applications are sifted by a team from SOIF to ensure that they are complete, meet the basic criteria (word length, length of video) and to make sure that we have everything we need to assess the application.
  • Step 2 – Round 1 of judging. Next, all applications that pass the sift enter into a first round of judging. Each award is judged by a minimum of five judges. We ask judges to declare where they know applicants to ensure that there is no conflict of interest. Scores from the judges are normalised and the top applicants are taken through to Round 2 of judging.
  • Step 3 – Round 2 of judging. A second round of judging takes place where entries are judged by a new set of judges. Each application is judged by a minimum of seven judges. At this stage we may take up references for shortlisted applicants, and/or invite applicants to a short interview. The latter would only take place where the scores are incredibly close.
  • Optional Step 4. Where necessary, a final review panel may be convened for the Main Award and Special Award categories.

Walkabout Prizes

We have a two-stage process for judging the Walkabout Prizes.

  • Step 1 – Sifting. All applications are sifted by a team from SOIF to ensure that they are complete, meet the basic criteria (word length, length of video) and to make sure that we have everything we need to assess the application.
  • Step 2 – Round Judging. Next, all applications that pass the sift enter into a round of judging. Each award is judged by a minimum of seven judges. We ask judges to declare where they know applicants to ensure that there is no conflict of interest. Scores from the judges are normalised and the top applicants will receive the award. At this stage we may take up references for shortlisted applicants, and/or invite applicants to a short interview. The latter would only take place where the scores are incredibly close.
  • Optional Step 3. Where necessary, a final review panel may be convened for the Main Award and Special Award categories.
Announcement and notification

Winners and awardees will be notified when judging closes in July and prior to public announcement.

All applicants will receive notification on the outcome of their application. This will include any specific offers of support made by individual judges or partners.

Our judges

We're working hard to get our judging panel ready for this years' awards. Stay tuned for updates.

In the meantime, we would like to say a massive thank you to our fabulous and supportive panel of judges from 2020.

Our 2021 Judges

Adam Sharpe Metafuture
Ahmad Faris Bin Ismail Deputy Rector (Academic and Internationalisation) and the Co-Chair of the UNESCO Chair in Future Studies at the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
April Michele Future Problem Solving Program International (FPSPI)
Argen Hicks Future Problem Solving Program International
Björn Rust Elrha—Humanitarian Innovation Fund
Björn Theis Main Award
Brooke Mitchell George Washington University Nuclear Security Working Group Fellow
Caroline Lopes Teach The Future
Chris Jackson We Create Futures
Claire Nelson The Futures Forum
Dale Van Der Lingen Former Head of Strategic Foresight, Western Cape Government in South Africa
Damilola (Fash) Fasoranti NGFP Coordinator and Community Weaver at SOIF
Daniel de Sant'anna Martins Teach the Future / École 42 Rio
Daniella Tilbury Commissioner for Sustainable Development and Future Generations, HM Government of Gibraltar
Darcy Winslow Founding President and Co-Founder of the Academy for Systems Change
David Snowden Cognitive Edge and the Centre for Applied Complexity at the University of Wales
Doris Viljoen Institute for Futures Research at University of Stellenbosch Business School
Eduardo Valladares Self-employed entrepreneur
Enric Bas Professor of Foresight and Social Innovation at the University of Alicante (Spain) & Director of FUTURLAB-Creative Futures
Finn Strivens Designer, researcher, and foresight practitioner
Florence Gaub Deputy Director, EU Institute for Security Studies
Hitomi Rankine United Nations ESCAP
Ivana Gazibara Director, The Futures Centre
Jane Davidson Pro Vice-Chancellor Emeritus at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David & Author of #Futuregen: Lessons from a Small Country
Jim Maltby Principal Scientist, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
Jim Scopes Director at InScope Consulting Ltd, Management consultant & civil servant
Joe Liddane Retired Management Consultant
John Sweeney
Julie Styan Future Problem Solving Program International(FPSPI)
Julius Gatune Maastricht School of Management (MSM) and Dedan Kimathi University of Technology (DeKUT)
Kristiina Paju Union of the Baltic Cities Sustainable Cities Commission
Laurie Smith Senior Foresight Lead, Discovery Hub
Mario Reyes Universidad del Desarrollo, Chile
Markus Becker Global Load Control
Mathew Burrows Director of the Atlantic Council’s Foresight, Strategy, and Risks Initiative (FSR)
Mehmet Kinaci NATO Allied Command Transformation
Michele Chaboudy Adjunct Faculty/Santa Rosa Junior College
Ollie Bream McIntosh Social Systems Lab
Paniagua Karla CENTRO, Advanced Design Institute
Peter Glenday Director, Programmes and Research, SOIF
Pierre Schoonraad Head of Research and Development at the South African Centre for Public Service Innovation (CPSI)
Prabhat Ranjan Vice Chancellor of D Y Patil International University
Puruesh Chaudhary Futures researcher and strategic narrative professional. Distinguished Fellow 2015 at the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI)
Richard Sandford Professor of Heritage Evidence, Foresight and Policy at UCL’s Institute for Sustainable Heritage
Richard Walsh Fellow at SAMI Consulting
Riel Miller Head, Futures Literacy, UNESCO, Paris
Roger Dennis Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council. Edmund Hillary Fellow
Sabine Lehmann Association of Professional Futurists
Sheila Ronis The University Group Partners, LLC
Sohail Inayatullah UNESCO Chair in Futures Studies, Sejahtera Centre for Sustainability and Humanity, IIUM. Professor, Tamkang University. Futurist-in-residence, Government of Abu Dhabi, Culture and Tourism.
Sudebi Thakurata Narrative designer, creative facilitator, educator, writer and futurist
Sultan Khair Independent Consultant at World Bank and UNDP
Tom Burin Security and Threat Intelligence Manager, Solvay
Tony Scott International consultant, executive coach, former editor and journalist
Verne Wheelwright Association of Profressional Futurists (APF), World Futures Studies Federation (WFSF)
Wayne Pan Institute for the Future
Wendy Schultz Infinite Futures
Zainal Abidin Bin Sanusi Director, Sejahtera Centre for Sustainability and Humanity, International Islamic University Malaysia
Zhan Li Partner at Actus Partners and Head of Strategy & Impact Committee at the Jamaica Actus Small & Medium Enterprises Fund (JASMEF)

Our 2021 Judges

Adam Sharpe Metafuture
Ahmad Faris Bin Ismail Deputy Rector (Academic and Internationalisation) and the Co-Chair of the UNESCO Chair in Future Studies at the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
April Michele Future Problem Solving Program International (FPSPI)
Argen Hicks Future Problem Solving Program International
Björn Rust Elrha—Humanitarian Innovation Fund
Björn Theis Main Award
Brooke Mitchell George Washington University Nuclear Security Working Group Fellow
Caroline Lopes Teach The Future
Chris Jackson We Create Futures
Claire Nelson The Futures Forum
Dale Van Der Lingen Former Head of Strategic Foresight, Western Cape Government in South Africa
Damilola (Fash) Fasoranti NGFP Coordinator and Community Weaver at SOIF
Daniel de Sant'anna Martins Teach the Future / École 42 Rio
Daniella Tilbury Commissioner for Sustainable Development and Future Generations, HM Government of Gibraltar
Darcy Winslow Founding President and Co-Founder of the Academy for Systems Change
David Snowden Cognitive Edge and the Centre for Applied Complexity at the University of Wales
Doris Viljoen Institute for Futures Research at University of Stellenbosch Business School
Eduardo Valladares Self-employed entrepreneur
Enric Bas Professor of Foresight and Social Innovation at the University of Alicante (Spain) & Director of FUTURLAB-Creative Futures
Finn Strivens Designer, researcher, and foresight practitioner
Florence Gaub Deputy Director, EU Institute for Security Studies
Hitomi Rankine United Nations ESCAP
Ivana Gazibara Director, The Futures Centre
Jane Davidson Pro Vice-Chancellor Emeritus at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David & Author of #Futuregen: Lessons from a Small Country
Jim Maltby Principal Scientist, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
Jim Scopes Director at InScope Consulting Ltd, Management consultant & civil servant
Joe Liddane Retired Management Consultant
John Sweeney
Julie Styan Future Problem Solving Program International(FPSPI)
Julius Gatune Maastricht School of Management (MSM) and Dedan Kimathi University of Technology (DeKUT)
Kristiina Paju Union of the Baltic Cities Sustainable Cities Commission
Laurie Smith Senior Foresight Lead, Discovery Hub
Mario Reyes Universidad del Desarrollo, Chile
Markus Becker Global Load Control
Mathew Burrows Director of the Atlantic Council’s Foresight, Strategy, and Risks Initiative (FSR)
Mehmet Kinaci NATO Allied Command Transformation
Michele Chaboudy Adjunct Faculty/Santa Rosa Junior College
Ollie Bream McIntosh Social Systems Lab
Paniagua Karla CENTRO, Advanced Design Institute
Peter Glenday Director, Programmes and Research, SOIF
Pierre Schoonraad Head of Research and Development at the South African Centre for Public Service Innovation (CPSI)
Prabhat Ranjan Vice Chancellor of D Y Patil International University
Puruesh Chaudhary Futures researcher and strategic narrative professional. Distinguished Fellow 2015 at the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI)
Richard Sandford Professor of Heritage Evidence, Foresight and Policy at UCL’s Institute for Sustainable Heritage
Richard Walsh Fellow at SAMI Consulting
Riel Miller Head, Futures Literacy, UNESCO, Paris
Roger Dennis Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council. Edmund Hillary Fellow
Sabine Lehmann Association of Professional Futurists
Sheila Ronis The University Group Partners, LLC
Sohail Inayatullah UNESCO Chair in Futures Studies, Sejahtera Centre for Sustainability and Humanity, IIUM. Professor, Tamkang University. Futurist-in-residence, Government of Abu Dhabi, Culture and Tourism.
Sudebi Thakurata Narrative designer, creative facilitator, educator, writer and futurist
Sultan Khair Independent Consultant at World Bank and UNDP
Tom Burin Security and Threat Intelligence Manager, Solvay
Tony Scott International consultant, executive coach, former editor and journalist
Verne Wheelwright Association of Profressional Futurists (APF), World Futures Studies Federation (WFSF)
Wayne Pan Institute for the Future
Wendy Schultz Infinite Futures
Zainal Abidin Bin Sanusi Director, Sejahtera Centre for Sustainability and Humanity, International Islamic University Malaysia
Zhan Li Partner at Actus Partners and Head of Strategy & Impact Committee at the Jamaica Actus Small & Medium Enterprises Fund (JASMEF)

Our 2021 Judges

Adam Sharpe Metafuture
Ahmad Faris Bin Ismail Deputy Rector (Academic and Internationalisation) and the Co-Chair of the UNESCO Chair in Future Studies at the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
April Michele Future Problem Solving Program International (FPSPI)
Argen Hicks Future Problem Solving Program International
Björn Rust Elrha—Humanitarian Innovation Fund
Björn Theis Main Award
Brooke Mitchell George Washington University Nuclear Security Working Group Fellow
Caroline Lopes Teach The Future
Chris Jackson We Create Futures
Claire Nelson The Futures Forum
Dale Van Der Lingen Former Head of Strategic Foresight, Western Cape Government in South Africa
Damilola (Fash) Fasoranti NGFP Coordinator and Community Weaver at SOIF
Daniel de Sant'anna Martins Teach the Future / École 42 Rio
Daniella Tilbury Commissioner for Sustainable Development and Future Generations, HM Government of Gibraltar
Darcy Winslow Founding President and Co-Founder of the Academy for Systems Change
David Snowden Cognitive Edge and the Centre for Applied Complexity at the University of Wales
Doris Viljoen Institute for Futures Research at University of Stellenbosch Business School
Eduardo Valladares Self-employed entrepreneur
Enric Bas Professor of Foresight and Social Innovation at the University of Alicante (Spain) & Director of FUTURLAB-Creative Futures
Finn Strivens Designer, researcher, and foresight practitioner
Florence Gaub Deputy Director, EU Institute for Security Studies
Hitomi Rankine United Nations ESCAP
Ivana Gazibara Director, The Futures Centre
Jane Davidson Pro Vice-Chancellor Emeritus at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David & Author of #Futuregen: Lessons from a Small Country
Jim Maltby Principal Scientist, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
Jim Scopes Director at InScope Consulting Ltd, Management consultant & civil servant
Joe Liddane Retired Management Consultant
John Sweeney
Julie Styan Future Problem Solving Program International(FPSPI)
Julius Gatune Maastricht School of Management (MSM) and Dedan Kimathi University of Technology (DeKUT)
Kristiina Paju Union of the Baltic Cities Sustainable Cities Commission
Laurie Smith Senior Foresight Lead, Discovery Hub
Mario Reyes Universidad del Desarrollo, Chile
Markus Becker Global Load Control
Mathew Burrows Director of the Atlantic Council’s Foresight, Strategy, and Risks Initiative (FSR)
Mehmet Kinaci NATO Allied Command Transformation
Michele Chaboudy Adjunct Faculty/Santa Rosa Junior College
Ollie Bream McIntosh Social Systems Lab
Paniagua Karla CENTRO, Advanced Design Institute
Peter Glenday Director, Programmes and Research, SOIF
Pierre Schoonraad Head of Research and Development at the South African Centre for Public Service Innovation (CPSI)
Prabhat Ranjan Vice Chancellor of D Y Patil International University
Puruesh Chaudhary Futures researcher and strategic narrative professional. Distinguished Fellow 2015 at the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI)
Richard Sandford Professor of Heritage Evidence, Foresight and Policy at UCL’s Institute for Sustainable Heritage
Richard Walsh Fellow at SAMI Consulting
Riel Miller Head, Futures Literacy, UNESCO, Paris
Roger Dennis Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council. Edmund Hillary Fellow
Sabine Lehmann Association of Professional Futurists
Sheila Ronis The University Group Partners, LLC
Sohail Inayatullah UNESCO Chair in Futures Studies, Sejahtera Centre for Sustainability and Humanity, IIUM. Professor, Tamkang University. Futurist-in-residence, Government of Abu Dhabi, Culture and Tourism.
Sudebi Thakurata Narrative designer, creative facilitator, educator, writer and futurist
Sultan Khair Independent Consultant at World Bank and UNDP
Tom Burin Security and Threat Intelligence Manager, Solvay
Tony Scott International consultant, executive coach, former editor and journalist
Verne Wheelwright Association of Profressional Futurists (APF), World Futures Studies Federation (WFSF)
Wayne Pan Institute for the Future
Wendy Schultz Infinite Futures
Zainal Abidin Bin Sanusi Director, Sejahtera Centre for Sustainability and Humanity, International Islamic University Malaysia
Zhan Li Partner at Actus Partners and Head of Strategy & Impact Committee at the Jamaica Actus Small & Medium Enterprises Fund (JASMEF)

Our 2021 Judges

Adam Sharpe Metafuture
Ahmad Faris Bin Ismail Deputy Rector (Academic and Internationalisation) and the Co-Chair of the UNESCO Chair in Future Studies at the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
April Michele Future Problem Solving Program International (FPSPI)
Argen Hicks Future Problem Solving Program International
Björn Rust Elrha—Humanitarian Innovation Fund
Björn Theis Main Award
Brooke Mitchell George Washington University Nuclear Security Working Group Fellow
Caroline Lopes Teach The Future
Chris Jackson We Create Futures
Claire Nelson The Futures Forum
Dale Van Der Lingen Former Head of Strategic Foresight, Western Cape Government in South Africa
Damilola (Fash) Fasoranti NGFP Coordinator and Community Weaver at SOIF
Daniel de Sant'anna Martins Teach the Future / École 42 Rio
Daniella Tilbury Commissioner for Sustainable Development and Future Generations, HM Government of Gibraltar
Darcy Winslow Founding President and Co-Founder of the Academy for Systems Change
David Snowden Cognitive Edge and the Centre for Applied Complexity at the University of Wales
Doris Viljoen Institute for Futures Research at University of Stellenbosch Business School
Eduardo Valladares Self-employed entrepreneur
Enric Bas Professor of Foresight and Social Innovation at the University of Alicante (Spain) & Director of FUTURLAB-Creative Futures
Finn Strivens Designer, researcher, and foresight practitioner
Florence Gaub Deputy Director, EU Institute for Security Studies
Hitomi Rankine United Nations ESCAP
Ivana Gazibara Director, The Futures Centre
Jane Davidson Pro Vice-Chancellor Emeritus at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David & Author of #Futuregen: Lessons from a Small Country
Jim Maltby Principal Scientist, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
Jim Scopes Director at InScope Consulting Ltd, Management consultant & civil servant
Joe Liddane Retired Management Consultant
John Sweeney
Julie Styan Future Problem Solving Program International(FPSPI)
Julius Gatune Maastricht School of Management (MSM) and Dedan Kimathi University of Technology (DeKUT)
Kristiina Paju Union of the Baltic Cities Sustainable Cities Commission
Laurie Smith Senior Foresight Lead, Discovery Hub
Mario Reyes Universidad del Desarrollo, Chile
Markus Becker Global Load Control
Mathew Burrows Director of the Atlantic Council’s Foresight, Strategy, and Risks Initiative (FSR)
Mehmet Kinaci NATO Allied Command Transformation
Michele Chaboudy Adjunct Faculty/Santa Rosa Junior College
Ollie Bream McIntosh Social Systems Lab
Paniagua Karla CENTRO, Advanced Design Institute
Peter Glenday Director, Programmes and Research, SOIF
Pierre Schoonraad Head of Research and Development at the South African Centre for Public Service Innovation (CPSI)
Prabhat Ranjan Vice Chancellor of D Y Patil International University
Puruesh Chaudhary Futures researcher and strategic narrative professional. Distinguished Fellow 2015 at the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI)
Richard Sandford Professor of Heritage Evidence, Foresight and Policy at UCL’s Institute for Sustainable Heritage
Richard Walsh Fellow at SAMI Consulting
Riel Miller Head, Futures Literacy, UNESCO, Paris
Roger Dennis Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council. Edmund Hillary Fellow
Sabine Lehmann Association of Professional Futurists
Sheila Ronis The University Group Partners, LLC
Sohail Inayatullah UNESCO Chair in Futures Studies, Sejahtera Centre for Sustainability and Humanity, IIUM. Professor, Tamkang University. Futurist-in-residence, Government of Abu Dhabi, Culture and Tourism.
Sudebi Thakurata Narrative designer, creative facilitator, educator, writer and futurist
Sultan Khair Independent Consultant at World Bank and UNDP
Tom Burin Security and Threat Intelligence Manager, Solvay
Tony Scott International consultant, executive coach, former editor and journalist
Verne Wheelwright Association of Profressional Futurists (APF), World Futures Studies Federation (WFSF)
Wayne Pan Institute for the Future
Wendy Schultz Infinite Futures
Zainal Abidin Bin Sanusi Director, Sejahtera Centre for Sustainability and Humanity, International Islamic University Malaysia
Zhan Li Partner at Actus Partners and Head of Strategy & Impact Committee at the Jamaica Actus Small & Medium Enterprises Fund (JASMEF)

Our 2021 Judges

Adam Sharpe Metafuture
Ahmad Faris Bin Ismail Deputy Rector (Academic and Internationalisation) and the Co-Chair of the UNESCO Chair in Future Studies at the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
April Michele Future Problem Solving Program International (FPSPI)
Argen Hicks Future Problem Solving Program International
Björn Rust Elrha—Humanitarian Innovation Fund
Björn Theis Main Award
Brooke Mitchell George Washington University Nuclear Security Working Group Fellow
Caroline Lopes Teach The Future
Chris Jackson We Create Futures
Claire Nelson The Futures Forum
Dale Van Der Lingen Former Head of Strategic Foresight, Western Cape Government in South Africa
Damilola (Fash) Fasoranti NGFP Coordinator and Community Weaver at SOIF
Daniel de Sant'anna Martins Teach the Future / École 42 Rio
Daniella Tilbury Commissioner for Sustainable Development and Future Generations, HM Government of Gibraltar
Darcy Winslow Founding President and Co-Founder of the Academy for Systems Change
David Snowden Cognitive Edge and the Centre for Applied Complexity at the University of Wales
Doris Viljoen Institute for Futures Research at University of Stellenbosch Business School
Eduardo Valladares Self-employed entrepreneur
Enric Bas Professor of Foresight and Social Innovation at the University of Alicante (Spain) & Director of FUTURLAB-Creative Futures
Finn Strivens Designer, researcher, and foresight practitioner
Florence Gaub Deputy Director, EU Institute for Security Studies
Hitomi Rankine United Nations ESCAP
Ivana Gazibara Director, The Futures Centre
Jane Davidson Pro Vice-Chancellor Emeritus at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David & Author of #Futuregen: Lessons from a Small Country
Jim Maltby Principal Scientist, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
Jim Scopes Director at InScope Consulting Ltd, Management consultant & civil servant
Joe Liddane Retired Management Consultant
John Sweeney
Julie Styan Future Problem Solving Program International(FPSPI)
Julius Gatune Maastricht School of Management (MSM) and Dedan Kimathi University of Technology (DeKUT)
Kristiina Paju Union of the Baltic Cities Sustainable Cities Commission
Laurie Smith Senior Foresight Lead, Discovery Hub
Mario Reyes Universidad del Desarrollo, Chile
Markus Becker Global Load Control
Mathew Burrows Director of the Atlantic Council’s Foresight, Strategy, and Risks Initiative (FSR)
Mehmet Kinaci NATO Allied Command Transformation
Michele Chaboudy Adjunct Faculty/Santa Rosa Junior College
Ollie Bream McIntosh Social Systems Lab
Paniagua Karla CENTRO, Advanced Design Institute
Peter Glenday Director, Programmes and Research, SOIF
Pierre Schoonraad Head of Research and Development at the South African Centre for Public Service Innovation (CPSI)
Prabhat Ranjan Vice Chancellor of D Y Patil International University
Puruesh Chaudhary Futures researcher and strategic narrative professional. Distinguished Fellow 2015 at the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI)
Richard Sandford Professor of Heritage Evidence, Foresight and Policy at UCL’s Institute for Sustainable Heritage
Richard Walsh Fellow at SAMI Consulting
Riel Miller Head, Futures Literacy, UNESCO, Paris
Roger Dennis Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council. Edmund Hillary Fellow
Sabine Lehmann Association of Professional Futurists
Sheila Ronis The University Group Partners, LLC
Sohail Inayatullah UNESCO Chair in Futures Studies, Sejahtera Centre for Sustainability and Humanity, IIUM. Professor, Tamkang University. Futurist-in-residence, Government of Abu Dhabi, Culture and Tourism.
Sudebi Thakurata Narrative designer, creative facilitator, educator, writer and futurist
Sultan Khair Independent Consultant at World Bank and UNDP
Tom Burin Security and Threat Intelligence Manager, Solvay
Tony Scott International consultant, executive coach, former editor and journalist
Verne Wheelwright Association of Profressional Futurists (APF), World Futures Studies Federation (WFSF)
Wayne Pan Institute for the Future
Wendy Schultz Infinite Futures
Zainal Abidin Bin Sanusi Director, Sejahtera Centre for Sustainability and Humanity, International Islamic University Malaysia
Zhan Li Partner at Actus Partners and Head of Strategy & Impact Committee at the Jamaica Actus Small & Medium Enterprises Fund (JASMEF)

Our 2021 Judges

Adam Sharpe Metafuture
Ahmad Faris Bin Ismail Deputy Rector (Academic and Internationalisation) and the Co-Chair of the UNESCO Chair in Future Studies at the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
April Michele Future Problem Solving Program International (FPSPI)
Argen Hicks Future Problem Solving Program International
Björn Rust Elrha—Humanitarian Innovation Fund
Björn Theis Main Award
Brooke Mitchell George Washington University Nuclear Security Working Group Fellow
Caroline Lopes Teach The Future
Chris Jackson We Create Futures
Claire Nelson The Futures Forum
Dale Van Der Lingen Former Head of Strategic Foresight, Western Cape Government in South Africa
Damilola (Fash) Fasoranti NGFP Coordinator and Community Weaver at SOIF
Daniel de Sant'anna Martins Teach the Future / École 42 Rio
Daniella Tilbury Commissioner for Sustainable Development and Future Generations, HM Government of Gibraltar
Darcy Winslow Founding President and Co-Founder of the Academy for Systems Change
David Snowden Cognitive Edge and the Centre for Applied Complexity at the University of Wales
Doris Viljoen Institute for Futures Research at University of Stellenbosch Business School
Eduardo Valladares Self-employed entrepreneur
Enric Bas Professor of Foresight and Social Innovation at the University of Alicante (Spain) & Director of FUTURLAB-Creative Futures
Finn Strivens Designer, researcher, and foresight practitioner
Florence Gaub Deputy Director, EU Institute for Security Studies
Hitomi Rankine United Nations ESCAP
Ivana Gazibara Director, The Futures Centre
Jane Davidson Pro Vice-Chancellor Emeritus at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David & Author of #Futuregen: Lessons from a Small Country
Jim Maltby Principal Scientist, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
Jim Scopes Director at InScope Consulting Ltd, Management consultant & civil servant
Joe Liddane Retired Management Consultant
John Sweeney
Julie Styan Future Problem Solving Program International(FPSPI)
Julius Gatune Maastricht School of Management (MSM) and Dedan Kimathi University of Technology (DeKUT)
Kristiina Paju Union of the Baltic Cities Sustainable Cities Commission
Laurie Smith Senior Foresight Lead, Discovery Hub
Mario Reyes Universidad del Desarrollo, Chile
Markus Becker Global Load Control
Mathew Burrows Director of the Atlantic Council’s Foresight, Strategy, and Risks Initiative (FSR)
Mehmet Kinaci NATO Allied Command Transformation
Michele Chaboudy Adjunct Faculty/Santa Rosa Junior College
Ollie Bream McIntosh Social Systems Lab
Paniagua Karla CENTRO, Advanced Design Institute
Peter Glenday Director, Programmes and Research, SOIF
Pierre Schoonraad Head of Research and Development at the South African Centre for Public Service Innovation (CPSI)
Prabhat Ranjan Vice Chancellor of D Y Patil International University
Puruesh Chaudhary Futures researcher and strategic narrative professional. Distinguished Fellow 2015 at the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI)
Richard Sandford Professor of Heritage Evidence, Foresight and Policy at UCL’s Institute for Sustainable Heritage
Richard Walsh Fellow at SAMI Consulting
Riel Miller Head, Futures Literacy, UNESCO, Paris
Roger Dennis Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council. Edmund Hillary Fellow
Sabine Lehmann Association of Professional Futurists
Sheila Ronis The University Group Partners, LLC
Sohail Inayatullah UNESCO Chair in Futures Studies, Sejahtera Centre for Sustainability and Humanity, IIUM. Professor, Tamkang University. Futurist-in-residence, Government of Abu Dhabi, Culture and Tourism.
Sudebi Thakurata Narrative designer, creative facilitator, educator, writer and futurist
Sultan Khair Independent Consultant at World Bank and UNDP
Tom Burin Security and Threat Intelligence Manager, Solvay
Tony Scott International consultant, executive coach, former editor and journalist
Verne Wheelwright Association of Profressional Futurists (APF), World Futures Studies Federation (WFSF)
Wayne Pan Institute for the Future
Wendy Schultz Infinite Futures
Zainal Abidin Bin Sanusi Director, Sejahtera Centre for Sustainability and Humanity, International Islamic University Malaysia
Zhan Li Partner at Actus Partners and Head of Strategy & Impact Committee at the Jamaica Actus Small & Medium Enterprises Fund (JASMEF)

Our 2021 Judges

Adam Sharpe Metafuture
Ahmad Faris Bin Ismail Deputy Rector (Academic and Internationalisation) and the Co-Chair of the UNESCO Chair in Future Studies at the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
April Michele Future Problem Solving Program International (FPSPI)
Argen Hicks Future Problem Solving Program International
Björn Rust Elrha—Humanitarian Innovation Fund
Björn Theis Main Award
Brooke Mitchell George Washington University Nuclear Security Working Group Fellow
Caroline Lopes Teach The Future
Chris Jackson We Create Futures
Claire Nelson The Futures Forum
Dale Van Der Lingen Former Head of Strategic Foresight, Western Cape Government in South Africa
Damilola (Fash) Fasoranti NGFP Coordinator and Community Weaver at SOIF
Daniel de Sant'anna Martins Teach the Future / École 42 Rio
Daniella Tilbury Commissioner for Sustainable Development and Future Generations, HM Government of Gibraltar
Darcy Winslow Founding President and Co-Founder of the Academy for Systems Change
David Snowden Cognitive Edge and the Centre for Applied Complexity at the University of Wales
Doris Viljoen Institute for Futures Research at University of Stellenbosch Business School
Eduardo Valladares Self-employed entrepreneur
Enric Bas Professor of Foresight and Social Innovation at the University of Alicante (Spain) & Director of FUTURLAB-Creative Futures
Finn Strivens Designer, researcher, and foresight practitioner
Florence Gaub Deputy Director, EU Institute for Security Studies
Hitomi Rankine United Nations ESCAP
Ivana Gazibara Director, The Futures Centre
Jane Davidson Pro Vice-Chancellor Emeritus at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David & Author of #Futuregen: Lessons from a Small Country
Jim Maltby Principal Scientist, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
Jim Scopes Director at InScope Consulting Ltd, Management consultant & civil servant
Joe Liddane Retired Management Consultant
John Sweeney
Julie Styan Future Problem Solving Program International(FPSPI)
Julius Gatune Maastricht School of Management (MSM) and Dedan Kimathi University of Technology (DeKUT)
Kristiina Paju Union of the Baltic Cities Sustainable Cities Commission
Laurie Smith Senior Foresight Lead, Discovery Hub
Mario Reyes Universidad del Desarrollo, Chile
Markus Becker Global Load Control
Mathew Burrows Director of the Atlantic Council’s Foresight, Strategy, and Risks Initiative (FSR)
Mehmet Kinaci NATO Allied Command Transformation
Michele Chaboudy Adjunct Faculty/Santa Rosa Junior College
Ollie Bream McIntosh Social Systems Lab
Paniagua Karla CENTRO, Advanced Design Institute
Peter Glenday Director, Programmes and Research, SOIF
Pierre Schoonraad Head of Research and Development at the South African Centre for Public Service Innovation (CPSI)
Prabhat Ranjan Vice Chancellor of D Y Patil International University
Puruesh Chaudhary Futures researcher and strategic narrative professional. Distinguished Fellow 2015 at the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI)
Richard Sandford Professor of Heritage Evidence, Foresight and Policy at UCL’s Institute for Sustainable Heritage
Richard Walsh Fellow at SAMI Consulting
Riel Miller Head, Futures Literacy, UNESCO, Paris
Roger Dennis Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council. Edmund Hillary Fellow
Sabine Lehmann Association of Professional Futurists
Sheila Ronis The University Group Partners, LLC
Sohail Inayatullah UNESCO Chair in Futures Studies, Sejahtera Centre for Sustainability and Humanity, IIUM. Professor, Tamkang University. Futurist-in-residence, Government of Abu Dhabi, Culture and Tourism.
Sudebi Thakurata Narrative designer, creative facilitator, educator, writer and futurist
Sultan Khair Independent Consultant at World Bank and UNDP
Tom Burin Security and Threat Intelligence Manager, Solvay
Tony Scott International consultant, executive coach, former editor and journalist
Verne Wheelwright Association of Profressional Futurists (APF), World Futures Studies Federation (WFSF)
Wayne Pan Institute for the Future
Wendy Schultz Infinite Futures
Zainal Abidin Bin Sanusi Director, Sejahtera Centre for Sustainability and Humanity, International Islamic University Malaysia
Zhan Li Partner at Actus Partners and Head of Strategy & Impact Committee at the Jamaica Actus Small & Medium Enterprises Fund (JASMEF)

Our 2021 Judges

Adam Sharpe Metafuture
Ahmad Faris Bin Ismail Deputy Rector (Academic and Internationalisation) and the Co-Chair of the UNESCO Chair in Future Studies at the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
April Michele Future Problem Solving Program International (FPSPI)
Argen Hicks Future Problem Solving Program International
Björn Rust Elrha—Humanitarian Innovation Fund
Björn Theis Main Award
Brooke Mitchell George Washington University Nuclear Security Working Group Fellow
Caroline Lopes Teach The Future
Chris Jackson We Create Futures
Claire Nelson The Futures Forum
Dale Van Der Lingen Former Head of Strategic Foresight, Western Cape Government in South Africa
Damilola (Fash) Fasoranti NGFP Coordinator and Community Weaver at SOIF
Daniel de Sant'anna Martins Teach the Future / École 42 Rio
Daniella Tilbury Commissioner for Sustainable Development and Future Generations, HM Government of Gibraltar
Darcy Winslow Founding President and Co-Founder of the Academy for Systems Change
David Snowden Cognitive Edge and the Centre for Applied Complexity at the University of Wales
Doris Viljoen Institute for Futures Research at University of Stellenbosch Business School
Eduardo Valladares Self-employed entrepreneur
Enric Bas Professor of Foresight and Social Innovation at the University of Alicante (Spain) & Director of FUTURLAB-Creative Futures
Finn Strivens Designer, researcher, and foresight practitioner
Florence Gaub Deputy Director, EU Institute for Security Studies
Hitomi Rankine United Nations ESCAP
Ivana Gazibara Director, The Futures Centre
Jane Davidson Pro Vice-Chancellor Emeritus at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David & Author of #Futuregen: Lessons from a Small Country
Jim Maltby Principal Scientist, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
Jim Scopes Director at InScope Consulting Ltd, Management consultant & civil servant
Joe Liddane Retired Management Consultant
John Sweeney
Julie Styan Future Problem Solving Program International(FPSPI)
Julius Gatune Maastricht School of Management (MSM) and Dedan Kimathi University of Technology (DeKUT)
Kristiina Paju Union of the Baltic Cities Sustainable Cities Commission
Laurie Smith Senior Foresight Lead, Discovery Hub
Mario Reyes Universidad del Desarrollo, Chile
Markus Becker Global Load Control
Mathew Burrows Director of the Atlantic Council’s Foresight, Strategy, and Risks Initiative (FSR)
Mehmet Kinaci NATO Allied Command Transformation
Michele Chaboudy Adjunct Faculty/Santa Rosa Junior College
Ollie Bream McIntosh Social Systems Lab
Paniagua Karla CENTRO, Advanced Design Institute
Peter Glenday Director, Programmes and Research, SOIF
Pierre Schoonraad Head of Research and Development at the South African Centre for Public Service Innovation (CPSI)
Prabhat Ranjan Vice Chancellor of D Y Patil International University
Puruesh Chaudhary Futures researcher and strategic narrative professional. Distinguished Fellow 2015 at the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI)
Richard Sandford Professor of Heritage Evidence, Foresight and Policy at UCL’s Institute for Sustainable Heritage
Richard Walsh Fellow at SAMI Consulting
Riel Miller Head, Futures Literacy, UNESCO, Paris
Roger Dennis Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council. Edmund Hillary Fellow
Sabine Lehmann Association of Professional Futurists
Sheila Ronis The University Group Partners, LLC
Sohail Inayatullah UNESCO Chair in Futures Studies, Sejahtera Centre for Sustainability and Humanity, IIUM. Professor, Tamkang University. Futurist-in-residence, Government of Abu Dhabi, Culture and Tourism.
Sudebi Thakurata Narrative designer, creative facilitator, educator, writer and futurist
Sultan Khair Independent Consultant at World Bank and UNDP
Tom Burin Security and Threat Intelligence Manager, Solvay
Tony Scott International consultant, executive coach, former editor and journalist
Verne Wheelwright Association of Profressional Futurists (APF), World Futures Studies Federation (WFSF)
Wayne Pan Institute for the Future
Wendy Schultz Infinite Futures
Zainal Abidin Bin Sanusi Director, Sejahtera Centre for Sustainability and Humanity, International Islamic University Malaysia
Zhan Li Partner at Actus Partners and Head of Strategy & Impact Committee at the Jamaica Actus Small & Medium Enterprises Fund (JASMEF)

Our 2021 Judges

Adam Sharpe Metafuture
Ahmad Faris Bin Ismail Deputy Rector (Academic and Internationalisation) and the Co-Chair of the UNESCO Chair in Future Studies at the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
April Michele Future Problem Solving Program International (FPSPI)
Argen Hicks Future Problem Solving Program International
Björn Rust Elrha—Humanitarian Innovation Fund
Björn Theis Main Award
Brooke Mitchell George Washington University Nuclear Security Working Group Fellow
Caroline Lopes Teach The Future
Chris Jackson We Create Futures
Claire Nelson The Futures Forum
Dale Van Der Lingen Former Head of Strategic Foresight, Western Cape Government in South Africa
Damilola (Fash) Fasoranti NGFP Coordinator and Community Weaver at SOIF
Daniel de Sant'anna Martins Teach the Future / École 42 Rio
Daniella Tilbury Commissioner for Sustainable Development and Future Generations, HM Government of Gibraltar
Darcy Winslow Founding President and Co-Founder of the Academy for Systems Change
David Snowden Cognitive Edge and the Centre for Applied Complexity at the University of Wales
Doris Viljoen Institute for Futures Research at University of Stellenbosch Business School
Eduardo Valladares Self-employed entrepreneur
Enric Bas Professor of Foresight and Social Innovation at the University of Alicante (Spain) & Director of FUTURLAB-Creative Futures
Finn Strivens Designer, researcher, and foresight practitioner
Florence Gaub Deputy Director, EU Institute for Security Studies
Hitomi Rankine United Nations ESCAP
Ivana Gazibara Director, The Futures Centre
Jane Davidson Pro Vice-Chancellor Emeritus at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David & Author of #Futuregen: Lessons from a Small Country
Jim Maltby Principal Scientist, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
Jim Scopes Director at InScope Consulting Ltd, Management consultant & civil servant
Joe Liddane Retired Management Consultant
John Sweeney
Julie Styan Future Problem Solving Program International(FPSPI)
Julius Gatune Maastricht School of Management (MSM) and Dedan Kimathi University of Technology (DeKUT)
Kristiina Paju Union of the Baltic Cities Sustainable Cities Commission
Laurie Smith Senior Foresight Lead, Discovery Hub
Mario Reyes Universidad del Desarrollo, Chile
Markus Becker Global Load Control
Mathew Burrows Director of the Atlantic Council’s Foresight, Strategy, and Risks Initiative (FSR)
Mehmet Kinaci NATO Allied Command Transformation
Michele Chaboudy Adjunct Faculty/Santa Rosa Junior College
Ollie Bream McIntosh Social Systems Lab
Paniagua Karla CENTRO, Advanced Design Institute
Peter Glenday Director, Programmes and Research, SOIF
Pierre Schoonraad Head of Research and Development at the South African Centre for Public Service Innovation (CPSI)
Prabhat Ranjan Vice Chancellor of D Y Patil International University
Puruesh Chaudhary Futures researcher and strategic narrative professional. Distinguished Fellow 2015 at the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI)
Richard Sandford Professor of Heritage Evidence, Foresight and Policy at UCL’s Institute for Sustainable Heritage
Richard Walsh Fellow at SAMI Consulting
Riel Miller Head, Futures Literacy, UNESCO, Paris
Roger Dennis Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council. Edmund Hillary Fellow
Sabine Lehmann Association of Professional Futurists
Sheila Ronis The University Group Partners, LLC
Sohail Inayatullah UNESCO Chair in Futures Studies, Sejahtera Centre for Sustainability and Humanity, IIUM. Professor, Tamkang University. Futurist-in-residence, Government of Abu Dhabi, Culture and Tourism.
Sudebi Thakurata Narrative designer, creative facilitator, educator, writer and futurist
Sultan Khair Independent Consultant at World Bank and UNDP
Tom Burin Security and Threat Intelligence Manager, Solvay
Tony Scott International consultant, executive coach, former editor and journalist
Verne Wheelwright Association of Profressional Futurists (APF), World Futures Studies Federation (WFSF)
Wayne Pan Institute for the Future
Wendy Schultz Infinite Futures
Zainal Abidin Bin Sanusi Director, Sejahtera Centre for Sustainability and Humanity, International Islamic University Malaysia
Zhan Li Partner at Actus Partners and Head of Strategy & Impact Committee at the Jamaica Actus Small & Medium Enterprises Fund (JASME