The Indianapolis Prize Gala presented by Cummins Inc. scheduled for Sept. 12, 2020 has been postponed to Sept. 25, 2021.
Every other year, the eyes of the world turn to Indianapolis to recognize the heroic conservationists who are saving the earth’s endangered species. The Indianapolis Prize Gala is an inspiring evening celebrating the incredible victories of the Winners and Finalists alongside Global Wildlife Ambassadors and leaders in their field. Hosted in downtown Indianapolis, the Gala was never intended to be a quiet, academic, science-focused affair. Each event has been an energetic and spectacular merriment of conservation triumphs, taking audiences on a journey around the world through films shot on location with the conservationists. The Gala was fashioned to inspire guests to care more about animal conservation and place these dedicated heroes on the pedestal usually reserved for sports and entertainment stars.
The Indianapolis Power & Light Company (IPL) purchases carbon offsets in an amount sufficient to balance all carbon emissions associated with the event. The carbon offsets purchased are verified by an accredited third party and are from projects including renewable energy facilities (wind farms), and methane or landfill gas capture. These projects reduce greenhouse gas emissions by displacing fossil-fueled power from traditional coal-fired generating facilities.
The Winners, Finalists and Nominees of the Indianapolis Prize are extraordinary conservationists. Meet the team behind the Gala films.
All Gala and event attendees agree to allow their likeness to be recorded and used by the Indianapolis Zoological Society, Inc. and its affiliates in photos/video.