First, some background. We are a private foundation running a $250,000 competition to inspire youth aged 7 to 18 to use science, technology, engineering, math, kindness, creativity, and collaboration to affect positive change in the word. The top 100 teams will win prizes ranging from $500 to $100,000. As part of the competition, which is called The Paradigm Challenge, we have an ambassador program for youth to help spread word about The Challenge and about Fire Safety. So far, more than 500 youth have signed up to be ambassadors and we anticipate having more than 1,000 in total. Ambassadors who earn at least 100 points will win an Official Ambassador t-shirt. The top two ambassadors in each age division will win a trip to LA.
Second, here is our initial vision for the tshirt.
We want to highlight the kindness aspect of The CHallenge. We would like to include a clever saying that relates to kindness in some way on the front of the shirt.
Our first thought is to make a play on the saying: Practice random acts of kindess. Our idea is to have the tshirt say: Practice acts of kindness. Random optional. We are open to the layout of these words. One example would be all words one all line. A second option is to have the first sentence on one line and the second sentence on a second line below. A third option is to make it more than two lines and to vary the font size of letters on each line so that the width of each line is the same and gives extra emphasis to important words. Obviously, there are more possibilities and we encourage you to try these ideas and others.
Please note: we are also open to other designs for the front of the tshirt as long as the word kind or kindness is part of the design.
On the back of the shirt, we would like the full-color logo for The Paradigm Challenge. We will upload it for you (We used 99 designs for the logo!!). The back of the shirt should also have the word Ambassador. We are thinking that it might look good below the logo, but, again, we are open to your creativity.
We also want the URL of our website. http://www.projectparadigm.org. We are open to whether the URL is on the front, back, or even both sides.
We also want the logo for the foundation (Project Paradigm), and will upload it. (We also used 99 designs for this logo!). We think the foundation logo should be smaller than the Challenge logo, but we are open.
We also want the following 7 words to appear in the following order: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Kindness, Creativity, and Collobaration. These words can be small and not the focus. You can put them in a line, you can stack them, or anything else you want to try.
Please don't put anything on the sleeves.
We also plan to use this same design for our Diplomat program, which is similar to ambassadors, except that Diplomats are over 18 years of age. When we make the Diplomat shirt, we would use the same design, except that we would replace the word Ambassador with Diplomat.
If possible, the tshirt design would be enjoyed by kids and adults of all ages.
You can check out our website to learn more about us if you wish. http://www.projectparadigm.org. If you have any kids or know any creative kids, be sure to tell them to sign up for our Challenge. The current rules state that you have to be a US resident, etc., but we are updating our rules to open it to virtually every country in the world. Good chance for kids you know to earn some real money!!