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 @StoryCorps: "I'd see how this simple act of being interviewed could mean so much to people" Dave Isay, talks with @Upworthy. http://t.…
TED Prize 20 Apr
Tune in to hear #TEDPrize winner @Sugatam discuss the future of learning! @schoolincloud https://t.co/g8IQjQx8Xn
TED Prize 20 Apr
9th graders from #SOLEcentral named "class of the year." Watch their video "What is a SOLE?" http://t.co/ukMiCLc2Aq @schoolincloud
TED Prize 20 Apr
RT @BBCWorld: 20% rise in killings of environmental activists last year, says campaign group @Global_Witness http://t.co/yrk5xGYUF0
TED Prize 20 Apr
"It's my job to prepare students for careers that don't even exist yet" -@MrJamisonsClass #SOLE http://t.co/85SvRKD23G @schoolincloud
TED Prize 20 Apr