The Buckminster Fuller Institute has announced the call for entries for their 2010 running of the Buckminster Fuller Challenge, which seeks ideas for "the development and implementation of a solution that has significant potential to solve humanity's most pressing problems."
"We're looking for comprehensive anticipatory design solutions that address multiple problems without creating new ones down the road - integrated strategies dealing with key social, economic, environmental, policy and cultural issues.
Our entry criteria is deeply inspired by what Fuller termed comprehensive anticipatory design science - a methodological approach to solving complex problems that we feel holds an important key to how innovators need to be thinking about the design of strategies if they are to have a transformative effect on the system as a whole," explains Elizabeth Thompson, Executive Director of the Buckminster Fuller Institute.
Deadline's October 30th, and first prize is 100 large.
One of the things we particularly love about this competition is the Idea Index that the BFI leaves posted, showing previous years' winners, runners-up, finalists, and honorable mentions. Click here to see the Idea Index, and click here to learn more about the competition.