The Paradigm Challenge is an annual competition developed by Project Paradigm. The challenge is intended to inspire youth to use kindness, creativity, and collaboration to help solve real-life problems and make a difference. Challenge projects include home fires, waste reduction, personal health, food security, and biodiversity.
Eligible applicants are between the age of 4 and 18 (as of May 1, 2021), have the parents’ or legal guardian’s permission to participate, and are not residents of US sanctioned countries. Winners are selected in three age categories: aged 4 to 8, 9 to 13, and 14 to 18. One of the first-place teams is selected as the grand prizewinner. Up to four participants from each first place and grand prize team receive a four-day trip to Los Angeles to attend the Paradigm Challenge Awards Ceremony. In addition, Project Paradigm intends to provide further support to help turn winning ideas into real-world solutions. Entries must be submitted online.
Eligibility: Public, Private, Charter, Other (including homeschool, 501 (c)(3) organizations)
Award: One grand prize of $100,000; first-place prizes of $10,000; second-place prizes of $2,000; third-place prizes of $1,000; and finalist prizes of $200 are awarded.
Deadline: Entries are due May 1, 2021.
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