The five Laureates of the 2008 Rolex Awards were announced at a gala event held in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The new Laureates join a network of over 100 pioneering individuals who, with help from Rolex, are implementing their visions of a better world. Selected from almost 1,500 candidates from 127 countries,… Read more


Exhibit of an ancient giant

December 3, 2008

The 21-metre-long ichthyosaur is the centrepiece of “Triassic Giant”, an exhibit that opened in June 2008 at the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller, Alberta. The 220-million-year-old skeleton was removed from the banks of the Sikanni Chief River in north-eastern British Columbia by a field crew led by the late Elizabeth Nicholls, a Rolex Awards Laureate… Read more

A day-long series of lively debates at Dubai’s Madinat Theatre on 19 November 2008 drew an audience of 300 people, most of them university students. The forum was the culmination of the Rolex Awards for Enterprise outreach in the region over 15 months, including the 13th international Awards ceremony. Panellists included former and current Rolex Awards Selection… Read more


Laureates join forces

June 17, 2008

This secret life of the whale shark, the world’s biggest fish, was recently disclosed in a scientific world-first by two Laureates of the Rolex Awards for Enterprise, Brad Norman, of Australia’s Murdoch University, and Professor Rory Wilson, of Swansea University, in the United Kingdom. In the Indian Ocean, off Ningaloo, on Australia’s western coast, the… Read more

The Forest Village devoted to high-quality silk production, established in 2003 by Japanese Laureate Kikuo Morimoto near Cambodia’s ancient capital, Angkor Wat, is gradually taking shape, recreating a way of life that would have been lost if not for Morimoto’s imagination and determination. “About 150 people are now living at the village and more people… Read more