What is the
The Paradigm Challenge is an
annual competition that inspires youth innovation to address
important social issues. The first annual Challenge aims to generate
new ideas to prevent injuries and fatalities from home
fires—America’s #1 disaster threat.
Who can join
Youth aged 7 to 18 (as of May
1, 2015) compete in three age divisions:
7 to 10, ages 11 to 14, and ages 15 to 18.
What types of
entries are accepted?
will winners be selected?
We welcome all ideas, including
posters, videos, inventions, messages, community events, websites,
mobile apps, or anything else that will help save lives.
A blue-ribbon panel of judges will evaluate entries based on effectiveness, feasibility, originality, presentation, and collaboration. Members of the public will also vote for their favorite finalist from May 11, 2016 to May 25, 2016. In addition to the prize money, Project Paradigm intends to provide further support to help turn winning ideas into saved lives.
What do you win?
The top 100 teams will win cash prizes from $500 to the $100,000 Grand Prize. Up to 4 members from the top 3 teams will also receive a 4-day/3-night trip to Los Angeles to attend The Paradigm Challenge Awards Ceremony.
To enter and for more information, go to the Paradigm Challenge website at projectparadigm.org.