Apr 17, 2017
The Paradigm Challenge is intended to inspire youth to use science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) skills, as well as kindness, creativity, and collaboration to make a difference. Conceived by Project Paradigm in collaboration with the American Red Cross, the challenge encourages youth aged 4–18 to generate new ideas to reduce waste in homes, schools, communities, and around the world. Students are invited to submit posters, videos, inventions, public messages, community events, websites, mobile apps, or anything else that will help reduce waste. A panel of judges will evaluate the submissions based on effectiveness, feasibility, originality, presentation, and collaboration. In addition, members of the public will vote for their favorite finalist. Winners will be selected in three categories: ages 4–8, 9–13, and 14–18. One of the first-place teams will be selected as the grand-prize winner and will receive $100,000. Up to four participants from each first-place and grand-prize team will receive a four-day trip to Los Angeles to attend the Paradigm Challenge Awards Ceremony. Project Paradigm will provide further support to help turn winning ideas into real-world solutions. Interested applicants will find this grant opportunity on GetEdFunding, a free database sponsored by CDW•G of thousands of funding opportunities for educators.
Deadline: May 1, 2017, for entries