Selection Process for the Genesis Prize
The Genesis Prize is an annual one-million-dollar award that honors living laureates who demonstrate outstanding excellence in their professional fields and who have attained international renown not only for their professional success, but also by virtue of their positive contributions to humankind. In addition, the laureate serves as a role model for Jews worldwide through a connection and commitment to their Jewish identity, Jewish values, the international Jewish community and/or the State of Israel.
Starting in 2020, the nomination process to select the next laureate was opened to the public. Anyone who feels a connection to the Jewish world can participate. After nominations close, a short list of seven candidates was made public, at which point, the public was invited to vote for the candidates.
A list of committee members and other key figures of the Prize can be viewed here.
In keeping with the mission of the Prize, nominees should:
- Have achieved exceptional success and international renown for their professional success;
- Have made a significant contribution to humankind;
- Have demonstrated a connection and commitment to their Jewish identity and to Jewish values, the international Jewish community and/or Israel.