Ages 7-18 Join Innovation Contest to Fight Fire With Creativity

#1 disaster threat in America

When it comes to fires in the home – they are at the top of the list for disaster threats in America. Not even Earthquakes, hurricanes, and tornados combined have the same high mortality rate as home fires do. In most cases, a home fire is preventable – so how can we prevent them from occurring and taking lives?

Ages 7-18 Join Innovation Contest to Fight Fire With Creativity

Founder and CEO of Project Paradigm, Jeff Richardson, strongly believes that the youth of our generation can make a difference. There are 2.3 billion young adults on the planet according to the 2015 census and that means there are more than enough young minds with fresh ideas that can participate. Richardson wanted to design an event that would challenge the younger population and help them realize the importance they have on the world and major social issues. What better way then through a contest that has extreme potential to prevent injuries and fatalities from home fires? The Paradigm Challenge, brought on by Project paradigm, is a new innovation contest aimed to inspire kids between the ages of 7 and 18 years old wanting to make a change.

Get crafty

A few methods that can be used for the project to help save a life are:

  • Posters
  • Videos
  • Inventions
  • Messages
  • Community events
  • Websites
  • Mobile apps

Executive Director of American Red Cross, Russ Paulsen is enthusiastic about the positive effect it will have on young adults. He says, “The Paradigm Challenge effectively empowers youth to serve an important role in our Home Fire Preparedness Campaign.”

And the winner is…

100 teams will be selected and receive up to $100,00.

  • 91 finalists will receive $500
  • 3 3rd place winners will receive $5,000
  • 3 2nd place winners will receive $10,000
  • 2 2st place winners will receive $20,000
  • 1 grand prize winner will receive $100,000

The final winners will be announced on June 1, 2016 and eligible to go to the summer Paradigm Challenge Awards Ceremony.

Through the use of Skild’s platform software, The Paradigm Challenge has the potential to use innovation contests to save lives. The deadline for entry is May 1 2016.



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