In this section you may search for projects by their highest selection status in the BFC program. Below you will find an explanation of the selection statuses.
The selection process for the Buckminster Fuller Challenge program evolved over the years. In the first two years we had an honorable mention category. We then established a finalist category (typically 5-7 projects), and in the last five years a semifinalist category (typically 15-20 projects).
In 2013, we created a Catalyst Program in order to extend the resources and support to more projects. Catalyst Program entrants typically constituted the top 20% of the entry pool, and were vetted by the review team. While these projects did not necessarily fulfill the BFC criteria to the degree that the semifinalists did, they were projects that excelled in their particular discipline or problem space.