Hello there, artists of nerdfighteria! After the success of the Nerdfighter Art Tier of last year’s Project for Awesome, I’m teaming up with the P4A team once again and need your help!
The P4A, as always, will be raising money to give to charities. However, some people have more time and talent to give than money (you know who you are) so we’d like to recruit you to provide creations for reward tiers in our IndieGoGo campaign. You create the artwork and it will be and sent to a fellow nerdfighter who claims the perk!
- Ideally, you will be making 15+ items and you will be shipping them to Missoula, Montana to be distributed to the people who claimed the Nerdfighter Art Perk!
- We’re looking for small, easily shipped items. This can include jewelry, knitwear, small plushies, small drawings and paintings, digital art prints, etc.
- The pieces of art do not need to be nerdfighter-themed but it is highly encouraged!
- The estimated worth of the art should be about $25-30 because the perk will be sold for $40. That’s not a strict amount, just keep it in mind when making your proposals!
- If you’re interested, you need to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org by October 10th with an example of what you have/will be creating and what quantity. A picture of it for us to see would be extra helpful when sorting through everyone’s submissions!
- We will let you know if it’s reasonable and provide additional information around October 13th, giving you more than a month to complete your pieces.
We’re extremely excited to be working on this project again this year, we hope you’re excited too! ^-^
- Emma, Valerie, and Hank
If you donated for the John Green Writing Sneak Peak, you should find it winding its way into your email inbox very soon! Thanks again for donating to the Project for Awesome 2013 and for your patience in the delivery of this perk.
Not received it yet?
Please triple check your inbox, trash/junk folder and deleted items to make sure it didn’t get lost, if you still can’t find it then email email@example.com and we’ll sort you out. When emailing please make sure you either email from the email address linked with your IndieGogo account, or forward a copy of your IndieGogo receipt. We’ll need this before we can provide you with a new link.
And the winning charities of the Project for Awesome are…(drumroll please)
The Harry Potter Alliance
This Star Won’t Go Out
Save the Children
Liberty in North Korea
The Thirst Project
Partners for Mental Health
To Write Love on Her Arms
The Office of Letters and Light
The World Food Programme (where Free Rice’s money goes)
Feeding America (which works with food banks around the US)
The Wayne Foundation
Pencils for Kids
Women for Women International
Doctors without Borders
20 winners? Yes, 20 winners! Watch John’s video above for a full explanation of who’s getting what. Congratulations to all of the charities who won a piece of the money we raised and thank you to all of you for participating!
The Project for Awesome has just released this awesome new poster!
Featuring thumbnails from this year’s P4A, all proceeds from this poster are donated to the Foundation to Decrease Worldsuck!
This is what the mock of the site looks like when I send it to Sam Rudge to code versus what the actual site ends up being. If you want to learn more about it, I just put up a blog post about all the design work I did for the Project for Awesome.
Only six hours left now! Quick, go and donate! You can get Hanklerfish art or the Men of Youtube calendar or the WOMEN OF YOUTUBE CALENDAR (shh, I’m not biased) or Hank’s holiday CD or a sneak peek at new stuff that John’s been writing (as well as his first ever story) or enter to win Alex Day’s clothes OR MANY OTHER THINGS! So many things! And all for charity! Just click here.
Still want to watch more P4A videos? Want to discover more awesome nerdfighters? Now that the Project for Awesome is over, we’ve replaced the Submit button with a Random Video button, which will load up one random video submitted during the 2013 Project for Awesome. Maybe you’ll discover your new favorite YouTuber!
Find it on the Project for Awesome site right now
The following is a list of all P4A perks that are still available for purchase (as of 11PM EST 12/19). The Indiegogo campaign will be open for 52 more hours (closes on Sunday, 12/21 at 11:59 PM PT). Some of these perks are left in extremely limited quantities, so do not delay!
Thinking About Holiday Songs ($6)
A digital EP of 6 Holiday songs by Hank Green (White Christmas, Jingle Bells, Auld Lang Syne, Good King Wenceslas, Winter Wonderland, and a special bonus track) as well as spoken introductions to each filled with fascinating bits of Christmas trivia.
Wheezy Waiter Xmas Card ($10)
Christmas only comes once a year, but pictures are forever! (or at least a very long time depending on how they are preserved as well as the survival of the human race). With that in mind please enjoy Chyna & Craig’s digital Christmas card during the holiday season and ironically during all the other seasons for years to come. Happy Holidays!
John Green Writing Sneak Peak ($10)
Download a 5,000 word sneak peak at a very rough draft of a story that John has been working on for the past few months ALONG WITH the first story that John ever wrote, dictated to his mother when he was six years old.
HPA’s Signed JK Rowling Book ($10)
Each donation gets you membership in the Harry Potter Alliance’s Apparating Library and ONE entry in our contest to win a book signed by JK Rowling. We’ll send you a library card in the mail and after donating you’ll be sent a short contest entry form based on our Contest Rules. (http://projectforawesome.com/contestrules)
Josh Sundquist’s Flamingo Shoe ($10)
Own a piece of Halloween history, with the shoe from Josh Sundquist’s famous flamingo costume. Each donation gets you a signed postcard and ONE entry in the contest to win the one-of-a-kind flamingo shoe. The shoe was lovingly handmade out of felt, starch, paint, and dark magic. It has a zipper on the back and laces up the front for easy entry/exit for your (single) foot. After donating, you’ll be sent a short entry form based on our Contest Rules. (http://projectforawesome.com/contestrules)
Alex Day’s Clothes ($10)
Alex Day, for a while, decided that he should only ever wear a few items of clothing. It was weird. Well he donated three of those iconic pieces (the geometric pattern shirt, the composition book shirt, and the zebra pants. EVERYONE who donates to this perk will get you a high quality, professionally shot picture of Hank attempting to fit into these clothes as well as a chance to win one of these iconic pieces of YouTube history.
Commemorative Coin ($15)
Display your support of Project For Awesome for everyone to see with this commemorative coin. These 1.5” metal silver plated coins were designed specifically for the 2013 campaign by Vondell Swain.
P4A 2013 Poster ($20)
Get the OFFICIAL 2013 Project For Awesome poster, designed by Michael Aranda.
TFIOS Movie Poster ($25)
The Project for Awesome is your ONLY chance to get the beautiful poster for The Fault in Our Stars movie just revealed today featuring Shailene Woodley (as Hazel Grace Lancaster) and Ansel Elgort (as Augustus Waters).
The Men of YouTube 2014 ($30)
By purchasing the 2014 Men of YouTube Calendar, you will acquire a great way of knowing what day it is, and also ensuring that you never again forget a nerdy holiday like Star Wars Day, Carl Sagan Day, or Talk Like A Pirate Day.
The Women of YouTube 2014 ($30)
That’s right, this year there are two! By purchasing the 2014 Women of YouTube Calendar, you will acquire a great way of knowing what day it is, and also ensuring that you will never again forget a nerdy holiday like Star Wars Day, Carl Sagan Day, or Talk Like A Pirate Day.
Nerdfighter Art ($35)
Beautiful art donated by nerdfighters around the world, including artwork, postcards, buttons, jewelry, and more.
P4A 2013 T-Shirt ($40)
Get the OFFICIAL 2013 Project For Awesome t-shirt, designed by Michael Aranda.
Childhood Hank Green ($45)
You’ve all seen this iconic childhood image of Hank Green on the internet, initially made famous during the 2012 P4A. Now you can own a signed glossy, color version of this picture of childhood glory. The perfect addition to your staircase photo collection!
Serious Michael Aranda ($45)
You may find Michael Aranda attractive now, but you haven’t seen true beauty until you’ve seen him depicted in gorgeous black and white teenage wonder! These professional 8x10 headshots feature 15-year-old Michael Aranda, and they’re signed by 27-year-old Michael Aranda! Available in two flavors: Happy and Serious. Get the serious one here!
Happy Michael Aranda ($45)
You may find Michael Aranda attractive now, but you haven’t seen true beauty until you’ve seen him depicted in gorgeous black and white teenage wonder! These professional 8x10 headshots feature 15-year-old Michael Aranda, and they’re signed by 27-year-old Michael Aranda! Available in two flavors: Happy and Serious. Get the happy one here!
Nerdy Butterfly Wing Art ($50)
You’ll get 14 high resolution microscopy image files of butterfly wing scales suitable for printing as high quality wall art. Destin shot these photos of Sunset Moth and Morpho Butterfly wings with a microscope as part of the Smarter Every Day butterfly study. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsjyWg-Lhek) Give the gift of awesome science wall art this year.
Signed Abundance of Katherines ($80)
A hardcover edition of An Abundance of Katherines, with the cover designed by nerdfighter Sarah Turbin, signed by John Green.
Pat Rothfuss Art ($100)
Get a P4A-exclusive limited run print of Pat Rothfuss being an epic hero during the zombie apocalypse. Signed by Pat Rothfuss, this will also include a postcard with the dream that inspired the art, and Pat’s personal take on why we love zombie apocalypses so much.
Foldy Foldy Draw Draw ($100)
A series of paper slips from a game of Telestrations, also known as Foldy Foldy Draw Draw, played by Hank Green and friends.
Crash Course US History ($100)
Real life shooting scripts used to film Crash Course US History, signed by John Green.
Mental Floss Scripts ($100)
Real life shooting scripts used to film Mental Floss, signed by John Green.
Signed We The Kings CDs ($100)
Thanks to the support of Charles Trippy, We The Kings has donated 20 signed CDs!
Vi Hart Logarithms Prop ($105)
Special unique number or operator prop used in the video “How I Feel About Logarithms,” with hand-drawn certificate of authenticity, by Vi Hart. Includes one of the following: the good-smelling big purple #8, green 3, orange 25, little orange 8, pink 5, orange 128, *, +, ^, division sign, or one of two special equals signs.
Original Minute Physics Art ($250)
Minute Physics, one of the most popular shows on YouTube is indeed hand-drawn. This is your chance to get a completed page that actually was drawn for and appeared in an episode of Minute Physics. Basically a piece of YouTube history. Every piece is hand-drawn and with an autograph from Henry Reich. They’re also hand-numbered and part of a limited edition of only fifty made available exclusively for the Project for Awesome.
Wimbly Wombly Video ($300)
Choose the topic of a Wimbly Wombly video. John Green will thank you by name in the video!
Here is the thumbnail from every video submitted to Project for Awesome 2013, sorted alphabetically by YouTube username.
I also created a version that contains labels showing the YouTube username + charity for each video. You can view that at the link below, along with a full resolution version of the picture above. Warning: These are pretty large files.
With labels: http://dft.ba/-p4a2013posterlabels
Full resolution: http://dft.ba/-p4a2013posterfull
Wow! That’s a lot of videos.
Thank you all for being so generous with your time, talents, and money. We couldn’t have done it without you!
Voting has been closed as of 12PM EST; stats will be compiled and votes tallied, and after the Foundation to Decrease World Suck board of directors meets to double check the validity of the votes and top charities, we will announce the 10 recipients of P4A proceeds. This won’t be in the immediate future, as this stuff takes time, but we will keep you up to date here.
The funds raised total on the website will continue to increase over the next 63 hours while more money comes in from the Indiegogo campaign, which is still open! Be sure to grab those perks before they disappear into the digital internet ether forever!
Thanks again to everyone who helped out this year. It’s entirely to your credit that this was the most successful Project for Awesome ever!