We created The $100,000 Paradigm Challenge in 2015 because we believe that our youth have a natural ability to innovate for good. We are thrilled to share with you that students from 179 different countries stepped forward to accept our first four Challenges to use kindness, creativity, and collaboration to make a difference in the world. We are both humbled and excited by how quickly The Challenge has become a global youth movement. The students’ ideas already are making a difference and we are proud to support the implementation of the most promising ideas.
Another prize is the $50,000 are cash grants that will be given to teachers.
Institutions where the studies will be carried out:
Any accredited university or college.
Levels and areas of studies:
Traditionally any field of study. But to enter the challenge these selective areas will be picked by the student to conduct the research and creative abilities needed: fires, waste, health, food security, and biodiversity
Who can participate?:
The Challenge is open only to individuals who: (a) will be aged 4 to 18 years old on the date that a timely entry is submitted; (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.
Sponsor, in its discretion, may require persons who register for and/or are members of a team in connection with The Challenge (collectively, “Participant” or “Participants”) to provide verification of eligibility. The following individuals are not eligible to enter or win The Challenge: current or former (within the immediately preceding 12 months) employees, officers, directors, and contractors of Project Paradigm, Blue Laser Design, Okta, and anyone involved in the administration of The Challenge (including judges), and any member of the immediate family (i.e., a child or grandchild) or household of any of the foregoing individuals.
The worth of the scholarship:
Instructions to apply:
How To Enter: To enter, visit the Site during the Entry Period and follow the instructions on the entry form, which is available on the Site. All Entries (as defined below) must be in the English language and must be completed and received in their entireties by Sponsor via the Site by no later than 11:59 p.m. PST on May 1, 2021, to be eligible. Proof of submission is not proof of receipt. Sponsor’s computer will be the official clock for The Challenge. Sponsor reserves the right not to acknowledge or return any Entry. Each Entry must include the following (collectively, an “Entry”)
- Team name (even if participating alone);
- Team member information, including each member’s first name, last initial, month and year of birth, and email (if any team members are under 13 years old, the email of a parent or guardian for each member under 13 must be provided)
- A brief statement of the idea (140 characters or less)
- Category of the idea
- Explanation of idea
- Uploaded files and/or shared video links (optional)
- Responses to questions regarding the team’s participation in The Challenge.
The registration period for The Challenge begins at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (“PST”) on May 2, 2019, and ends at 11:59 p.m. PST on May 1, 2021 (the “Registration Period”).
To register, visit www.projectparadigm.org (the “Site”) during the Registration Period and follow the registration instructions. Individuals who registered for a prior Paradigm Challenge are not required to register again.
The entry period for the Challenge begins at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time PST on May 2, 2019, and ends at 11:59 p.m. PST on May 1, 2021 (the “Entry Period”). Individuals who submitted one or more entries for a prior Paradigm Challenge are required to submit one or more new entries during the Entry Period if they wish to enter the new Paradigm Challenge.