Project 4 Awesome; The background

The project for awesome was started by John and Hank Green in 2007. It has been held annually ever since on December 17-18. Project 4 Awesome is a project that is managed by the Foundation to Decrease World Suck, Inc.

P4A gives people an amazing opportunity to participate in advocating for a charity of their choice. In order to participate, people have to create a video and where they advocate for this charity and why it is a worthy cause. You need to put the P4A logo’s on the video, which is pretty easy to do with most basic video editing applications like iMovie.

Participants are encouraged to choose charities that are most important to them. Last year, for example, one of the executives for the Harry Potter Alliance made a video for us (the Harry Potter Alliance). The HPA is a pretty amazing charity if I do say so myself.

Meanwhile, people are donating to the P4A and they do quite well with raising money for this event. Last year P4A raised $869,171. 

On December 17-18 people can go online and vote for their favourite videos, and then a charitable board approves the winning videos.

10 people who’s video’s “win” will see their charity get 10% of the money. The money raised over the year is divided equally and given to the charities featured in the videos. If my math is correct, last years “winning” charities received around $86,917.10 each.

If you are interested in learning more or in participating in this years P4A, you should check out the Project for Awesome website. 

Stay fabulous!

– Andrea


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