Republished from The Children's Prize Foundation Newsletter
Meet the students who will compete in Washington D.C., and find out why their inventions stand out among this year’s most inspiring entries.
In partnership with the Red Cross, The Paradigm Challenge is an annual competition that inspires youth innovation to address important social issues. The first annual Challenge sought to generate new ideas to prevent injuries and fatalities from home fires—America’s #1 disaster threat.
$1M Competition Helps Kids Access Innovative Play Spaces
Countless studies have shown that play is critical to the health and well-being of kids, and cities are increasingly recognizing the urgency of designing communities for kids and their families. Too many kids across the U.S.— especially those in low-income neighborhoods— are not getting the play they need to thrive.
The use of prizes to drive social change continues to grow in popularity. It also continues to evolve. In more and more cases, prize competitions provide recipients with resources to pursue their work even before they complete a proposed project. Under the right circumstances, argues author, Renya Reed Wasson, this model is superior both to other prize models and to traditional grantmaking.