Updates

Why Enter the Fuller Challenge? Benefits Beyond the Grand Prize

Outside of the $100,000 grand prize awarded to the Fuller Challenge Winner each year, there are a number of benefits and opportunities associated with entering "socially responsible design's highest award".

Here are some benefits that entrants experience after each year's cycle:

Fuller Challenge Semi-finalist Warka Water Selected as World Design Impact Finalist

The International Council of Societies of Industrial Design recently announced three finalists for the 2015-2016 World Design Impact Prize, one of which was 2015 Fuller Challenge Semi-Finalist Warka Water. Click to read more.

Watch BFI's Free Webinar for Female Innovators

BFI, in collaboration with girltank, hosted a free webinar, A Call to Women Who Make the World Work, for female innovators interested in applying to the 2016 Fuller Challenge. The recorded webinar can now be viewed online. Click to watch the recording.

2016 Fuller Challenge Fellowship Program

BFI announces the 2016 Fuller Challenge Fellowship program, open for applications until March 12, 2016. The Fellowship Program is meant to enhance rigorous discourse in the Fuller Challenge review process by bringing additional voices and perspectives into the discussion. Click for information on how to apply.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: 2016 Fuller Challenge

BFI has issued the Call for Proposals for the 2016 Fuller Challenge. The Fuller Challenge invites designers, architects, planners, entrepreneurs, scientists, artists, activists, and students worldwide to submit original solutions to some of humanity’s most pressing problems. This year's final deadline is April 1st, 2016 17:00 ET.

The close of the 2015 Fuller Challenge and 2016 Announcements

In 2015, the Fuller Challenge received the most geographically diverse pool of applicants to date. In January, the 2016 Fuller Challenge cycle will begin. Click for a summary of the 2015 cycle and important announcements about the 2016 cycle.

Fuller and the work of BFI Reach Widest Audience Yet in 2015

The impact of our work is approaching an all-time high as we reach an increasingly broad audience. In just the last month, Fuller's legacy and our own work have been profiled in The Guardian, Nature, the New Yorker, NPR, Observer.com, and PBS News Hour. Read below for summaries of recent coverage.

BFI Publishes New Limited Edition Print Portfolio

BFI is thrilled to announce the publication of a Limited Edition print portfolio, INVISIBLE - VISIBLE, of new works created to celebrate the 120th anniversary of the birth of R. Buckminster Fuller. Read the full press release, and click here to view the portfolio.

2015 Challenge Winner Awarded at Inspiring Celebration!

On November 19th, 2015, BFI hosted the 2015 Fuller Challenge Conferring Ceremony at the Wythe Hotel. The evening was generously supported by the Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Design, Whirlwind Creative, and Brooklyn Brewery. Click for details and photos.

2015 Fuller Challenge Video Released Online

The 2015 Fuller Challenge Video, generously produced by Whirlwind Creative, is now online! Watch to learn more about BFI's flagship program and this year's Finalists and Winners.