The award will be given to up to three outstanding applicants based on the selection criteria. The winners will receive:
* Three awards will be granted from a total prize fund of up to USD 100,000.
* A medal
* Free travel and accommodation to attend the award ceremony.
* In the case that the award is granted to an underage person, free travel and accommodation to attend the award ceremony for one accompanying family member.
* A video will be made of the winning projects and published on the UNCCD website.
* The jury reserves the right to award the prize without providing a monetary reward. This would occur if the honor is bestowed to a business or other organization that is not in need of financial resources to scale-up their initiatives. In this case, the prize would include a medal and the honor and publicity that accompany winning the Land for Life award. It would also include, where appropriate, flights and accommodation to the award ceremony and the creation of a video about the project.