TED Prize

The TED Prize is awarded to an individual with a creative, bold vision to spark global change. By leveraging the TED community’s resources and investing $1 million into a powerful idea, each year the TED Prize supports one wish to inspire the world.

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10 objects that inspired a TED Prize wish

The object JR selected? A melted typewriter, from a police station in Tunisia that was ransacked by protestors during Arab Spring. He calls it a “poignant symbol of the Arab Sp...
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About the TED Prize

The TED Prize gives a visionary leader the chance to dream bigger, awarding $1 million dollars to an imaginative and high-impact wish for the world.


Nominate an extraordinary individual—or yourself—to envision and execute a high-impact project that can spur global change.

@TEDPrize on twitter

RT @FoodRev: 4 weeks to go until #FoodRevolutionDay! Join @jamieoliver ask governments around the world to put kids #FoodEd first http://t.…
TED Prize 17 Apr
RT @arielhs New @StoryCorps app means anyone can record interviews w/ loved ones + upload to the Library of Congress http://t.co/f02CbpRU4w
TED Prize 17 Apr
300,000 kids doing self-organised learning? That's #SOLE Colombia's goal this year. http://t.co/EEhWSEfAHW @SchoolinCloud #SOLECentral
TED Prize 17 Apr
Considering getting your community involved w/ @JRart's @InsideOutProj? Get inspired by great group actions to date: http://t.co/qUenQbEu32
TED Prize 16 Apr
Watch: Colombia is rolling out a program to show 300,000 kids how to do self-organised learning: https://t.co/cGz5V4geeW @schoolincloud
TED Prize 16 Apr