The Paradigm Challenge is an annual competition that invites students aged 4 to 18 around the world to use kindness, creativity, and collaboration to help solve a real life problem and make a difference in the world.
Based on the initial and further reviews described above, Project Paradigm will select a First Place, Second Place, and Third Place winner in each of the following three age divisions:
Division 1: Ages 4 to 8
Division 2: Ages 9 to 13
Division 3: Ages 14 to 18
The age of the oldest team member determines a team's division. In other words, to be eligible for an age division, at least one member of the team must be within the specified age range on May 1, 2018 and any and all other team members must be between age 4 and the top of the entered age division as of May 1, 2018. If any team member is older than 18 years old as of May 1, 2018 or is otherwise ineligible, the entire team will be disqualified.
Winning teams with four or more qualifying members will share the following cash prizes:
First Place: $10,000
Second Place: $2,000
Third Place: $1,000
If a First Place, Second Place, or Third Place team has less than four qualifying members, each qualifying member will receive 25% of the team prize amount listed above.
Grand Prize Winner: Project Paradigm will select one of the First Place teams as the Grand Prize winner. A team of four or more qualifying members that wins the Grand Prize will share $100,000 instead of the $10,000 First Place Prize. If the Grand Prize team has less than four qualifying members, each qualifying member will receive $25,000.