ONLINE CREATORS DECREASING WORLD SUCK
The very first Project for Awesome was organized in 2007, and has been held each December since. For 2021, Project for Awesome has been switched to February, from February 12th (beginning at 12:00pm EST) to February 14th (ending at 11:59am EST).
During Project for Awesome, thousands of people post videos 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 2019, the community raised over $1,400,000, including several generous matching donations. The donations were split between two organizations chosen by John & Hank, along with twenty-five charities chosen by the online video community.
Legally speaking, the Project for Awesome is a project of the Foundation to Decrease World Suck, a Montana-based 501(c)3 charitable organization. You can see a list of all the charities to which the FTDWS has disbursed money in the past here
SOUNDS GREAT! HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?
Submit a Video
First, YOU. Amazing community members from around the world make videos about a charity that is particularly important to them. The videos are submitted to the Project for Awesome website, but should also be shared, viewed, discussed, and commented on around the internet. You can submit videos until 11:59am EST on Wednesday, February 10th. You can vote on videos from 12:00pm EST on Friday, February 12th through 11:59am EST on Sunday, February 14th.
You can make your own video or vote for your favorite videos on the P4A site, which helps determine the charities that receive funding.
Second, fundraising. A huge portion of the money raised comes from the Tiltify campaign where you can donate to unlock awesome perks like our annual calendar, signed artwork, costumes and props from your favorite creators, and digital downloads of exclusive videos & podcasts.
The Tiltify page will be open from 12:00am EST on Wednesday, February 10th to 11:59pm EST on Tuesday the 16th.
Watch the Livestream!
Third, the livestream! This is where things get wacky. John & Hank, along with a number of special guests, host a 48-hour continuous livestream to feature videos, announce new perks, put peanut butter on their faces, inhale helium, perform sock puppet theatre, and do their happy dances… It’s an adventure. You never know what will happen, so tune in and join the party!
The P4A livestream will run from 12:00pm EST on February 12th through 11:59am EST on February 14th.
All funds raised during the first half of the campaign (until 12pm EST on Saturday, February 13th) will go to Save the Children
& Partners in Health
. Funds raised during the second half of the campaign (Saturday the 13th at 12pm EST through Tuesday the 16th at 11:59pm EST) will go to the top community-voted charities.
And don't forget to share the fun! Spread the word to your friends using the hashtag #p4a2021, and tag us on Twitter
, and Tumblr
Hank Green, John Green, Julie Walsh Smith, Marie Ann Fernandez-Silva, Rosianna Halse Rojas, Zulaiha Razak, Valerie Barr, Rachel Calderon Navarro, Ashe Walker, Duncan Gasiewicz, Ceri Riley, Maia Ledesma, Nate Biel, Matthew Gaydos, Sam Schultz, Kellyn Richardson, Katie Hambor, Megan Toenyes, Monica Gasper, Paola Garcia-Prieto, Julia Bluhm, John Lee, Nerdfighteria, perk fulfillment volunteers, Stage TEN, DFTBA Records, YouTube, Tiltify, The Foundation to Decrease World Suck Board of Directors, the P4A Advisory Board, and all perk donors and livestream participants.
Send us an email at [email protected]
and we’ll get back to you soon (but maybe not REALLY soon if you email during the livestream).