Generate new ideas to reduce waste around the world.
Due May 1st, 2017 - The Paradigm Challenge is an annual competition that inspires youth to use STEM skills plus kindness, creativity, and collaboration to make a difference. The 2016-17 Challenge aims to generate new ideas to reduce waste in homes, schools, communities, and around the world.
Each participant in the Challenge is part of a movement to reduce waste and improve sustainability. You're encouraged to build on this experience and find additional ways to affect positive change in the world. The $250,000 prize pool rewards the best ideas and helps youth chase their dreams.
Cash prizes will be awarded for First, Second, & Third place winners in each age division. The age of the oldest team member determines a team’s division.
Division 1: Ages 4 to 8
Division 2: Ages 9 to 13
Division 3: Ages 14 to 18
Click the link below for Official Rules and more details.
First Place: $5,000
Second Place: $2,000
Third Place: $1,000
One First Place team will be chosen as Grand Prize Winner:
If the Grand Prize winner or any First Place, Second Place, or Third Place team has less than four qualifying members, each qualifying member will receive 25% of the team prize amount listed above.
Trip To Los Angeles For The Paradigm Challenge Awards Ceremony:
Up to four Participants from each First Place and Grand Prize team (and a parent or guardian for each such Participant) will receive a 4-day/3-night trip to Los Angeles to celebrate and attend The Paradigm Challenge Awards Ceremony.
The trip will include:
*Limo Service to the Awards Ceremony
*Tuxedo or Dress Rental
*Tickets to Disneyland, Universal Studios, or other fun Los Angeles experiences.
*$500 Spending Cash (for a team of four or more)
Public Vote (Separate from the main contest):
6th - 10th: $100
91 Finalists that did not place:
Each finalist team will share a cash prize of up to $200.
Open only to individuals who: (a) will be aged 4 to 18 years old on May 1, 2017; (b) have their parents’/legal guardians’ permission to participate in The Challenge; and (c) are NOT residents of Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Syria, the Crimea Region, or any other United States sanctioned country.
Share the most extreme moments of an adventure outside of the United States with friends and family back home. It could be adventure sports, unbelievable sights, or exotic food, but you'll know it's extreme when it totally freaks out your parents.