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The TED Prize is awarded annually to a leader with a creative, bold wish to spark global change. By investing $1 million in a powerful idea every year, the TED Prize accelerates progress toward solving some of the world's most pressing problems.

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About the TED Prize

The TED Prize helps visionary leaders dream bigger, with $1 million to support a high-impact idea.


Nominate an extraordinary individual—or yourself—to execute a project that can spur global change.

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The corruption capital of the world isn't an island paradise, it's a bustling European city: https://t.co/Hv5dzJYEuw @Global_Witness
TED Prize 20 Jan
This year, don't find your calling, fight for it. @daveisay offers 7 lessons for finding meaningful work: https://t.co/Wz6TqQiwr5
TED Prize 20 Jan
A deeper dive into @indyfromspace's work reminds us why 'space archaeology' really matters: @SmithsonianMag https://t.co/l860Gyrjt1
TED Prize 19 Jan
How can you watch Raj Panjabi reveal his 2017 TED Prize wish? Sign up for updates & learn more about Raj: https://t.co/J2s5ZuQDy0
TED Prize 19 Jan
Can our oceans be saved? Ben Halpern offers 5 reasons for why it might be okay to be an ocean optimist: https://t.co/iUhXT9XVoW @MissionBlue
TED Prize 18 Jan