Increasing Awesome - Decreasing Suck
The Project for Awesome started back in 2007 when a bunch of video creators decided it would be good, for one day of the year, to take over YouTube in the interest of good. Here's how we do it:
Video creators all over the world create videos promoting their favorite charities.
People donate items for Indiegogo campaign levels.
People donate money.
The charities featured in the five videos that the
community collectively decides are the best of the year receive the proceeds of the Indiegogo campaign.
Our goal, of course, is to raise as much money as possible.
To do that, we've got some pretty cool stuff this year...including
The Project for Awesome has no traditional overhead. All of the time spent on the project is donated, guaranteeing that the maximum amount possible goes to charity. Some of the costs of the items as well as shipping (and of course the Indiegogo fee) are taken out of these items. This is, on average, less than 10% of the donation level.
Items will be shipped out starting January 1st and all items should be received by the end of January (even if you live in Australia.)
Other questions are answered on our official FAQ page.
So I'm done giving money...what now?
There's a 48 hour livestream happening at
http://www.youtube.com/vlogbrothers. You can go there to find out what's happening at this very moment. You can also vote on which videos / charities you would like to see take in the proceeds of the Project for Awesome at http://www.projectforawesome.com/ That's right...you decide!
And, of course, promote the P4A! Post this page on facebook, twitter, tumblr, etc. Share your favorite videos and encourage your friends and family to participate.
This campaign has ended and will receive all funds raised. Funding duration: December 16, 2012 - December 20, 2012 (11:59pm PT).
Select a Perk
for your contribution
"Look at Hank's Face" by Ethan Newberry and Hank Green. Composed and Recorded during the Project for Awesome and available in no other way. And yes, it's very expensive for an MP3, but VERY CHEAP for a P4A Perk.
Awesome List of Awesome
You’ll be listed in the Awesome List of Awesome on Tumblr (as will all other supporters). You’ll also receive a pdf file containing unpublished stories by New York Times bestselling authors John Green (whose story is about a children’s hospital) and Maureen Johnson (whose story is an insane reimagining of early American history).
Black/Clare + Kiss/Kill
Own a beautifully designed pdf of a short piece merging the words of New
York Times bestselling authors Cassandra Clare and Holly Black.
John Green eBook
You’ll receive a pdf e-book containing two unpublished stories by #1 New York Times bestselling author John Green. These semi-autobiographical stories set in a children's hospital have never been seen before, and were the earliest explorations of what eventually became The Fault in Our Stars. Also included in the e-book is the first 6,000 words of John’s (currently) abandoned novel, The Sequel, along with a special afterword discussing the relationship between these stories and TFiOS.
The Men of YouTube Calendar
The 2013 Men of YouTube Charity Calendar, featuring eighteen of the sexiest (not really) men on YouTube including Charlie McDonnell, Mitchell Davis, Toby Turner, John and Hank Green, Charles Trippy, Tyler Oakley, Philip DeFranco and MORE! Available only for P4A fundraising!
Annoying Orange Level
You get an Annoying Orange poster signed by the creator (and voice) of the Annoying Orange, Dane Boedigheimer.
More Notes by Kristina and Joe
Kristina and Joe have graciously agreed to send out 20 more Nerdfighter notes! This will be your last chance to get one of these lovely letters, so act now!
Available again by popular demand, these Nerdfighter bottlecap necklaces are handmade by Crash Course associate producer Danica Johnson. They feature assorted Nerdfighter art. Will you get Corn Dog Hank? Pizza John? The Nerdformer? The Hanklerfish? Impossible to say, but you'll surely delight in any one of them. Each necklace comes with a 20" stainless steel ball chain.
P4A Shirt Donation Level
Get the OFFICIAL Project for Awesome Shirt (as seen on your left) + die-cast metal participation pin.
Wil W Bottlecap Necklace
Limited Edition Wil Wheaton bottlecap necklace featuring Sparks McGee!
Never to be found anywhere but here, and available only through the Project
for Awesome. Handmade by Crash Course associate producer, Danica Johnson.
Priceless Studio-Used Scripts
Donors at the Totally Priceless Studio-Used Scripts Level will receive an actual, complete, studio-used script from the production of Crash Course or SciShow, complete with notes, technical direction, and various creative scribblings. For good measure, they will be signed by either Hank or John.
TFiOS Van Wrap Level
Remember the TFiOS Van? The van that John and Hank and the Katherine toured the country in for the TFiOS tour? Now you can own a piece of that shrink-wrapped amazingness when you become a donor at the TFiOS Van Wrap Level. You will receive one preserved piece of the decorative wrap that made the van so special.
More Evening of Awesome
Thanks to the generous donation of Nerdfighter howwegotants, we can now offer ANOTHER pair of tickets to the currently sold out "An Evening of Awesome" at Carnegie Hall on January 15th. Yes this is a pair and yes they are next to each other.