Deadline: 31 March 2015
Open to: everyone who’s a leader with a bold, innovative vision for sparking global change
Prize: US$ 1.000.000
Each year, the TED Prize is awarded to a leader with a bold, innovative vision for sparking global change. The TED Prize winner receives $1,000,000 — and support from the TED community’s wide range of resources and expertise — to make their dream become a reality.
The TED Prize was born out of the TED Conference and the visions offered onstage for how change can happen in the world, one idea at a time. The TED Prize was first awarded in 2005, to Robert Fischell (who wished for new cures to brain disorders), Edward Burtynsky (who wished for a global conversation about sustainability), and Bono (who wished for a social movement of activism for Africa). Since then, the TED Prize has been awarded to a diverse list of innovative leaders, ranging from Dave Eggers to E.O. Wilson to Sylvia Earle.
The contest is open for nominations from every person from around the world.
When nominating an individual, the nominator is welcome to approach the nominee about drafting a potential wish. If a nominee is strong, and no wish is included, the TED Prize team will reach out to them directly during the short-listing process.
TED Prize winners receive $1 million — to inspire them to think big. The award offers support to build a project’s core infrastructure so that people across the globe can add their own collaborative action to the mission.
You can apply for the competition by registering here latest by 31 March, 2015. Finalists will be identified and further communicated during July 2015. Until the end of the year, winners will be determined and their wish strategies will be commenced.
For more information please visit the official webpage