Buckminster Fuller Challenge

Deadline: 04/10/2010
Open to:
individuals or teams
Grant: $100,000

The Buckminster Fuller Challenge awards $100,000 prize to support the development and implementation of a strategy that has significant potential to solve humanity’s most pressing problems.

It attracts bold, visionary, tangible initiatives focused on a well-defined need of critical importance. Winning solutions are regionally specific yet globally applicable and present a truly comprehensive, anticipatory, integrated approach to solving the world’s complex problems.

Benefits for winners and participants of the Buckminster Fuller Challenge

The Winner (individual or team) will receive a $100,000 cash prize to support the on-going development and implementation of their winning solution

Additional benefits conferred to the winning entry include:

* Round trip airfare for the team leader or representative (accommodations included) to receive the prize at a ceremony to which the press and guests will be invited.
* The OmniOculi sculpture created for the Buckminster Fuller Challenge by artist Tom Shannon.
* Opportunities to present winning work at events organized by the Buckminster Fuller Institute in the United States and abroad, subject to funding.
* Opportunities to present winning work to the international press.
* Exposure of winning work through the Buckminster Fuller Institute’s outreach programs.
* Buckminster Fuller Challenge website, Idea Index and The Buckminster Fuller Institute’s website.

The finalists in the Challenge will receive:

* Opportunities to present winning work at events organized by the Buckminster Fuller Institute in the United States and abroad, subject to funding.
* Opportunities to present winning work to the international press.
* Exposure of winning work through the Buckminster Fuller Institute’s outreach programs.
* Buckminster Fuller Challenge website, Idea Index and The Buckminster Fuller Institute’s website.

The semi-finalists in the Challenge will receive:

* Featured recognition of work through the Buckminster Fuller Institute’s outreach programs.
* Presentation of work in the Buckminster Fuller Challenge Idea Index.

The participants who ‘opt-in’ and whose entries meet the criteria will have their work featured in the Buckminster Fuller Challenge Idea Index. Entries to the Challenge will not be published in the Idea Index until the selection process has been completed.

The deadline to participate in the competition is 4 October 2010.

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