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Buckminster Fuller Challenge: Final Days to Apply; Jurors Announced

Applications to the Buckminster Fuller Challenge are due Friday, April 12, 5:00 EST. Applications to earn a dMASS nomination to the Challenge are due at the same time.

The Buckminster Fuller Institutute has announced jurors for this year's prize:

JAY BALDWIN ("JB") is an industrial designer currently teaching at California College of the Arts in San Francisco, (CCA), lecturing and consulting widely, and writing a book on managing the darker side of technology. He occasionally worked under, for, and with Buckminster Fuller for 33 years and also authored BuckyWorks - Buckminster Fuller's Ideas for Today (Wiley, 1996).

AMY EDMONDSON is the Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at Harvard Business School. Edmondson's research examines leadership, learning and innovation in teams and organizations, and has been published in numerous academic and managerial articles. She also worked for Buckminster Fuller and wrote A Fuller Explanation: The Synergetic Geometry of R. Buckminster Fuller (1987).

JOHN ELKINGTON is a world authority on corporate responsibility and sustainable development. Mr Elkington is Founding Partner & Executive Chairman of, Volans, a consultancy and think-tank driving market-based solutions to the future's greatest challenge. John is also the author or co-author of 18 books, a columnist and public speaker. Visit Breakthough Capitalism to read about the program created from the scenarios outlined in his book The Zeronauts - Breaking though the sustainability barrier.

JASON MCLENNAN is the CEO of the Cascadia Green Building Council, the Pacific Northwest's leading organization in the field of green building and sustainable development and the author of the Living Building Challenge, and co-creator of Pharos, the most advanced building material rating system in North America. He is also the winner of the 2012 Buckminster Fuller Challenge, and an international thought leader in the green architecture movement.

ANDREW REVKIN has covered science and the environment for 30 years in newspapers, magazines, three books, documentaries and his New York Times blog, Dot Earth, winning the country's top science journalism awards multiple times. He was a staff reporter at The Times from 1995 to 2009. Mr. Revkin has been a senior editor of Discover, a staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, and a senior writer at Science Digest. Since 2010, he has been senior fellow for environmental understanding at Pace University's Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies.

PEDRO SANCHEZ is the director of the Earth Institute's Tropical Agriculture and Rural Environment Program at Columbia University and a senior research scholar. Sanchez, who served as director general of the World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF) headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, from 1991 to 2001, and as co-chair of the UN Millennium Project Hunger Task Force, is committed to making Africa "get out of hunger" in the next 10 to 20 years. He is also the 2002 World Food Prize laureate and a 2004 MacArthur Fellow.

LINDA WEINTRAUB is an artist, curator, and author of To Life! Eco Art In Pursuit of a Sustainable PlanetIn the Making: Creative Options for Contemporary ArtArt on The Edge and Over: Searching for Art's Meaning in Contemporary Society, and the Avant-Guardians series. She was the Henry Luce Professor of Emerging Art at Oberlin College and director of the museum at Bard College.

The Challenge is more exciting than ever with BFI's growing partnerships and additional opportunities for entrants. Read about the last five winners and their extraordinary work, download the full Call for Proposals, find out more about the benefits of a dMASS nomination, and APPLY!