Project For Awesome

Every year, on December 17th, the YouTube community gives its time, talent, and money to non-profit organizations. We call it the Project for Awesome.
Video / Web
$720,176USD
raised of $100,000 goal
720%
0 time left
This campaign started on Dec 16 and closed on December 21, 2013 (11:59pm PT).
Verified Nonprofit
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Campaign Closed
This campaign ended on December 21, 2013
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  • $6USD
    Thinking About Holiday Songs

    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.

    Estimated delivery: December 2013

    2332 claimed

  • $10USD
    HPA's Signed JK Rowling Book

    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)

    1089 claimed

  • $10USD
    Josh Sundquist's Flamingo Shoe

    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)

    31 claimed

  • $10USD
    John Green Writing Sneak Peak

    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.

    4584 claimed

  • $10USD
    Wheezy Waiter Xmas Card

    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!

    Estimated delivery: December 2013

    203 claimed

  • $10USD
    Alex Day's Clothes

    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.

    196 claimed

  • $15USD
    Commemorative Coin

    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.

    1451 claimed

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    $15USD
    @Realjohngreen Message

    John Green will write an @reply to the Twitter user of your choice!

    200 out of 200 claimed

  • $20USD
    P4A 2013 Poster

    Get the OFFICIAL 2013 Project For Awesome poster, designed by Michael Aranda

    510 claimed

  • $25USD
    TFIOS Movie Poster

    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).

    5555 claimed

  • $30USD
    The Men of YouTube 2014

    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.

    1896 claimed

  • $30USD
    The Women of YouTube 2014

    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.

    1741 claimed

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    $30USD
    Olga Kay MooshWalks Socks

    Olga Kay was kind enough to donate 20 pairs of her unique character knee high socks, which come in 3 different designs and will include an autograph from Olga.

    20 out of 20 claimed

  • $35USD
    Nerdfighter Art

    Beautiful art donated by nerdfighters around the world, including artwork, postcards, buttons, jewelry, and more.

    864 out of 1000 claimed

  • $40USD
    P4A 2013 T-Shirt

    Get the OFFICIAL 2013 Project For Awesome t-shirt, designed by Michael Aranda

    636 claimed

  • $45USD
    Childhood Hank Green

    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!

    33 out of 200 claimed

  • $45USD
    Serious Michael Aranda

    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!

    11 out of 200 claimed

  • $45USD
    Happy Michael Aranda

    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!

    10 out of 200 claimed

  • $50USD
    Nerdy Butterfly Wing Art

    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.

    234 claimed

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    $50USD
    Dodger Leigh Personalized Mug

    It's COFFEH Time with your own handwritten personalized ceramic mug from Dodger! Drink your beverage of choice in style!

    20 out of 20 claimed

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    $50USD
    TSWGO Books

    Be among the first to read Esther Earl's extraordinary autobiography, This Star Won't Go Out, with an introduction by John Green, who will sign his introduction.

    25 out of 25 claimed

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    $55USD
    Number Prop from Vi Hart

    Number prop used in the video "How I Feel About Logarithms," with hand-drawn certificate of authenticity, by Vi Hart. It is a number written on a tiny scrap of notebook paper, lovingly placed into a small plastic baglet, which is in turn numbered and stapled on to a piece of cardstock that has words and maybe pictures sharpied on to it. Number may include +, -, or x operator.

    60 out of 60 claimed

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    $55USD
    A Horse or a Giraffe

    John Green will create 60 original drawings that will be either of a horse or a giraffe. You will not be able to tell which. Each work will be signed, and made with an almost unfathomable lack of artistic talent.

    60 out of 60 claimed

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    $60USD
    Hanklerfish Art

    An artistically composed school of Hanklerfish signed and numbered by Hank Green. Make a suggestion for what television show Hank should watch while he draws these, because it's gonna take a while.

    250 out of 250 claimed

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    $65USD
    Personalized Museum Postcards

    Emily Graslie of The Brain Scoop will write you a personalized note on a postcard from The Field Museum and sign it with hugs and kisses!

    30 out of 30 claimed

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    $70USD
    MORE Hanklerfish

    An artistically composed school of Hanklerfish signed and numbered by Hank Green. Make a suggestion for what television show Hank should watch while he draws these, because it's gonna take a while.

    50 out of 50 claimed

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    $75USD
    George Watsky CD & Haiku

    George Watsky will autograph a limited edition "Live from the Troubadour" CD and write a haiku involving YOUR name.

    135 out of 135 claimed

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    $75USD
    Jetpack Unicorn

    Are you a fan of games? Are you a fan of displaying rare items from games ON YOUR WALL? Now you can! We have FIVE gigantic sheets of uncut Jetpack Unicorn cards, a game made by nerdfighters Kristina Horner and Joe Homes in collaboration with Wyrd Games (the company that brought you Evil Baby Orphanage). These uncut sheets include all the crazy art from the game and make a great conversation piece, or just a really awkward way to try to play the game.

    5 out of 5 claimed

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    $75USD
    Even More Hanklerfish!

    An artistically composed school of Hanklerfish signed and numbered by Hank Green. Make a suggestion for what television show Hank should watch while he draws these, because it's gonna take a while.

    Estimated delivery: January 2014

    50 out of 50 claimed

  • $80USD
    Signed Looking for Alaska

    A hardcover edition of John Green's first novel Looking for Alaska, signed by the author.

    199 out of 200 claimed

  • $80USD
    Signed Abundance of Katherines

    A hardcover edition of An Abundance of Katherines, with the cover designed by nerdfighter Sarah Turbin, signed by John Green

    199 out of 200 claimed

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    $80USD
    Signed Paper Towns

    A hardcover edition of John Green's Edgar Award-winning novel Paper Towns, signed by the author.

    200 out of 200 claimed

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    $80USD
    Signed The Fault in Our Stars

    A hardcover copy of John Green's #1 New York Times bestselling book The Fault in Our Stars, signed by the author.

    150 out of 150 claimed

  • $80USD
    Even More Hanklerfish

    OK, just for the last eight hours, I'm making some more Hanklerfish available in the hopes that we'll get up past $850,000 total raised. You'll get a school of Hanklerfish on black card stock drawn in silver and gold.

    Estimated delivery: February 2014

    37 out of 50 claimed

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    $100USD
    Art from The Art Assignment

    Sarah Urist Green will create 50 original artworks from assignments featured in The Art Assignment.

    50 out of 50 claimed

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    $100USD
    Signed & Personalized TFIOS

    John Green will personalize & sign a copy of The Fault In Our Stars.

    50 out of 50 claimed

  • $100USD
    Pat Rothfuss Art

    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.

    41 out of 100 claimed

  • $100USD
    Crash Course US History

    Real life shooting scripts used to film Crash Course US History, signed by John Green.

    34 out of 45 claimed

  • $100USD
    Mental Floss Scripts

    Real life shooting scripts used to film Mental Floss, signed by John Green.

    11 out of 25 claimed

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    $100USD
    Meghan Tonjes Condenser Mics

    This is your chance to get the first condenser mics (CAD GXL 2200 and 1200) that Meghan ever used - signed!

    2 out of 2 claimed

  • $100USD
    Foldy Foldy Draw Draw

    A series of paper slips from a game of Telestrations, also known as Foldy Foldy Draw Draw, played by Hank Green and friends.

    6 out of 12 claimed

  • $100USD
    Signed We The Kings CDs

    Thanks to the support of Charles Trippy, We The Kings has donated 20 signed CDs!

    15 out of 20 claimed

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    $100USD
    SourceFed Jingle

    Joe Bereta, Elliott Morgan, and Steve Zaragoza from SourceFed will follow-up their livestream hosting by recording a jingle/mp3 on the subject of your choice similar to they songs about "P4A Hitting $700K" or "Holiday Apple Pies" (topics within reason and subject to their approval).

    5 out of 5 claimed

  • $105USD
    Vi Hart Logarithms Prop

    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.

    10 out of 12 claimed

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    $125USD
    TFIOS Movie Poster

    John Green will sign 200 of the posters for The Fault in Our Stars movie. One of them can be yours!

    300 out of 300 claimed

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    $150USD
    Emily Graslie Drawings

    Let Emily Graslie put her fine art degree to work by giving you a unique, one-of-a-kind original sketchbook drawing inspired by her love of natural history museum collections! She will create pen on sketchbook paper drawings of natural history objects.

    5 out of 5 claimed

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    $150USD
    John Green's Shirts

    John ALSO has a lot of shirts, you've seen all of them at one point or another in a Vlogbrothers or Mental Floss or Crash Course video. Now you can own one of them. The shirt will come signed and certified as one of John's shirts. There are only 20 because, like, that's how many shirts he has.

    20 out of 20 claimed

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    $150USD
    Wil Wheaton Signed Poster

    A signed “Sexy Teen Idol” poster of Wil from, like, 1991. Seriously… Wil is all “oh hey girl” in them. You won’t want to miss this.

    20 out of 20 claimed

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    $200USD
    Hank Green's Shirts

    Hank has a lot of shirts, you've seen all of them at one point or another in a Vlogbrothers or SciShow or Crash Course video. Now you can own one of them. The shirt will come signed and certified as one of Hank's shirts. There are only 40 because, like, that's how many shirts he has.

    40 out of 40 claimed

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    $250USD
    Interview with Michael Buckley

    Michael Buckley will interview YOU and air it on the What The Buck Show!

    2 out of 2 claimed

  • $250USD
    Original Minute Physics Art

    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.

    29 out of 50 claimed

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    $300USD
    Wimbly Wombly Video

    Choose the topic of a Wimbly Wombly video. John Green will thank you by name in the video!

    20 out of 20 claimed

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    $300USD
    John Green Voicemail

    John Green will record the message on your voicemail and remind everyone who calls you to not forget to be awesome.

    10 out of 10 claimed

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    $300USD
    Karen Hallion Artwork

    Exclusive P4A artwork made by Karen Hallion exclusively for this event, including the characters from Up, How to Train Your Dragon, Doctor Who, and more.

    5 out of 5 claimed

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    $300USD
    Small Mental Floss Poster

    These gorgeous 11X17 Mental Floss posters have been signed by John and Hank Green, Emily Graslie, Craig Benzine, Michael Stevens, Justine Ezarik, Gregory Brothers, Hannah Hart, Grace Helbig, and Derek Muller.

    5 out of 5 claimed

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    $300USD
    Wil Wheaton Mystery Box

    A Mystery Box of Mystery with stuff from around Wil’s house. Possibly including but not limited to: dice, books, games, t-shirts, and a dog bone he made from spent grains.

    3 out of 3 claimed

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    $500USD
    Signed TSWGO Poster

    Display your love of Youtubers and charity This Star Won't Go Out at the same time! This limited edition poster from VidCon 2013 includes signatures from Emma Elmify, Charlie McDonnell, Meghan Tonjes, Tessa Violet, Shawna Howson, Craig Benzine, Kristina Horner, Lauren Fairweather, and Ze Frank.

    2 out of 2 claimed

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    $500USD
    Large Mental Floss Poster

    This gorgeous 18X24 Mental Floss poster has been signed by John and Hank Green, Emily Graslie, Craig Benzine, Michael Stevens, Justine Ezarik, Gregory Brothers, Hannah Hart, Grace Helbig, and Derek Muller.

    1 out of 1 claimed

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    $500USD
    Kristina & Joe Visit Missoula

    After the hilarity of the livestream, Kristina and Joe decided they would be willing to drive 470 miles / 7 hours from Seattle to Missoula to play board games and film videos with Hank Green and friends. Sponsor their trip and you will receive EXCLUSIVE video footage in return.

    1 out of 1 claimed

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    $650USD
    Lex's Christmas Tree Costume

    Be fashion forward with this seasonally appropriate bit of festive fun! Lex wore this Christmas Tree costume and now you can too! (*Sings* Oh Christmas Lex, oh Christmas Lex...)

    1 out of 1 claimed

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    $750USD
    Kristina Horner's Footie PJs

    That's right, this historic item of clothing is OFFICIALLY up for sale. It started as an innocent purchase for a pajama party at a Harry Potter event called Wrockstock, and now after starting an online craze and hosting footy pajama meetups at multiple cons, Kristina is a world record holder for largest footed pajama party at LeakyCon 2013. So, this is a pretty special item... and it can be yours. Also, Freddie Wong borrowed this same pair once.

    1 out of 1 claimed

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    $1,000USD
    Hank Green Video

    Hank Green will make a video for you on the topic of your choice. Of course, Hank has the right to not make the video if he finds it offensive or contrary to his values, but otherwise, it's fair game. The video will be well-researched, scripted, between two and four minutes long and will be uploaded to Hankschannel.

    5 out of 5 claimed

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    $1,500USD
    Lifetime VidCon Pass

    You'll be on our list forever. Every VidCon until the end of time, you're in with a community pass.

    5 out of 5 claimed

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    $5,000USD
    Emily Graslie Painting

    Let Emily Graslie put her fine art degree to work by giving you a unique, one-of-a-kind original painting!

    1 out of 1 claimed

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