Monday, December 7, 2015

project for awesome

It is almost time for the The Project for Awesome (December 11-12, 2015). What is the The Project for Awesome you might ask? Let me copy and past some useful information from their website.
The very first Project for Awesome was organized in 2007, and has been held every year since. Starting in 2014, Project For Awesome changed dates, now occurring annually on the second Friday & Saturday of December, which this year is December 11-12, 2015.
During Project for Awesome, thousands of people post videos about and advocating for charities that decrease the overall level of world suck. As a community, we promote these videos and raise money for the charities.
In 2014, the community raised over $1,200,000, including several generous matching donations. These were split between two organizations chosen by John & Hank - Save the Children & Partners in Health - along with twenty charities chosen by the online video community.
Legally speaking, the Project for Awesome is a project of the Foundation to Decrease World Suck, Inc. a Montana-based 501(c)3 charitable organization. You can see a list of all the charities that the FTDWS has disbursed money to in the past here.


Project for Awesome has three parts.

First: YOU. Amazing community members from around the world make videos about a charity that is particularly meaningful for them. These are uploaded to the Project for Awesome website*, but also should be shared around the internet and viewed, discussed, commented upon, etc. You can vote on your favorite videos on the P4A site, which helps determine the charities that receive funding.

*Videos can be submitted from 12:00pm EST on December 11th through 11:59am EST on December 13th.

Second: fundraising. We will have an amazing selection of perks for you to choose from if you want to donate to the Foundation to Decrease World Suck through our Indiegogo campaign. From digital downloads to signed art, donated items from your favorite YouTube creators and our annual calendar… you’re bound to find something fun.

The Indiegogo will be open from 12:00am EST on Wednesday, December 9th to 11:59pm EST on Tuesday, December 15th.

Third: butfArt. Say what? Yes, this is where things get wacky. John & Hank, along with a number of special guests, host a 48-hour continuous livestream to feature videos, spontaneously announce new perks, and look at dollar bills under microscopes… or something like that. You never know what will happen, so tune in and join the fun!

The livestream will run from 12:00pm EST on December 11th through 11:59am EST on December 13th.

All funds raised during the first half of P4A (12:00am EST on December 9th through 11:59am EST on December 12th) will benefit Save the Children and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

All funds raised during the second half of P4A (12:00pm EST on December 12th through 11:59pm EST on December 15th) will be divided between the organizations chosen by the community.
In the spirit of the thing, I sent in an art perk creation. What is an art perk? Well, creators send in Nerdfighter themed art and donators can receive this art by donating to the charity campaign. I made 15 paper toy packs for whoever to cut and glue together. Here is a photo of my prototype characters and a photo of me putting together a pack set.

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