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


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“Every piece stolen, every piece destroyed is us losing pieces of our shared human identity.” https://t.co/XDtDHHxKGs @drshow @indyfromspace
TED Prize 26 Aug
Big news for our oceans! President Obama created the largest protected area on the planet, right off of Hawaii: https://t.co/JW6s5idQai
TED Prize 26 Aug
RT @JRart: Just found this incredible video ⚡️⚡️ ! 2 jumpers made it to the top of the 85 meter high sculpture I made in Rio https://t.co/t
TED Prize 25 Aug
An int'l first: defendant pleads guilty to destroying ancient heritage. https://t.co/8D0wQePpGJ Shows why @Global_Xplorer is a game-changer.
TED Prize 25 Aug
From the @StoryCorps #WhoWeAre series, a story on how kindness and compassion can go a long way. https://t.co/kCVHvcouTL
TED Prize 24 Aug