$100,000 will be awarded to the winner of the 2013 Buckminster Fuller Challenge, the annual worldwide contest also known as "Socially-Responsible Design's Highest Award." The award should go to the most world-changing solution to one of humanity's biggest issues to aid in development and implementation of the idea.
The Buckminster Fuller Institute announced 19 semi-finalists in August 2013. This Part One includes the first nine in the list. See Part Two for the remaining contestants. View the slide shows to choose one you think should be the 2013 winner.
The list briefly touches on each organization. Read their websites for more details and videos about their work and information on how you can contribute and get involved with projects that you find most important.