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Nominations are now open for the 2014 TED Prize

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Education innovator Sugata Mitra accepts the 2013 TED Prize and shares his wish for the world. Could you or someone you know win the prize in 2014? Photo: James Duncan Davidson

Each year, the TED Prize is awarded to an extraordinary individual with a creative and bold vision to spark global change. Think JR’s global participatory art project, Inside Out, or Sugata Mitra’s School in the Cloud. By leveraging the TED community’s resources to support the winner and investing $1 million in their idea, the TED Prize inspires leaders to dream bigger about what’s possible.

Nominations for the 2014 TED Prize are now open. We’re looking for nominees who know how to capture imaginations and make a measurable impact. We know you share our passion for world-changing ideas. That’s why we’re counting on you to nominate a visionary you respect that is capable of leading a high-impact collaborative action.

From now through June 16, you are invited to nominate yourself or someone else – perhaps a co-worker, a friend, a mentor or even an innovator you admire from afar – for the 2014 TED Prize.

Because winning the TED Prize is a life-changing experience, we want to make sure that you fully understand the process. Applications will be reviewed by the TED Prize jury, who will consider the power of each finalist’s wish for the world and the potential impact of their execution plan. The TED Prize jury will select the winner in December of 2013 and work with them on their plan. The TED Prize winner will reveal their wish and accept their award at the TED Conference in Vancouver, BC in February 2014.

For more information about the nomination process and tips on what makes a good wish, head to the TED Prize website. Or look the very informative infographic below.