ONLINE CREATORS DECREASING WORLD SUCK
During Project for Awesome, thousands of people post videos advocating for charities that decrease the overall level of world suck. During P4A these videos are shared with our community and over the course of a 48 hour livestream, we raise money for the charities.
The very first Project for Awesome was organized in 2007, and in 2022 we will be celebrating the 15th annual Project for Awesome! The 2022 P4A will take place from February 18th (beginning at 12:00pm EST) to February 20th (ending at 11:59am EST).
In 2021, we raised a grant total of $2,367,704 (including several generous matching donations), shattering every previous P4A record! The donations were split between two organizations chosen by John & Hank, along with thirty charities chosen by the online video community.
Legally speaking, the Project for Awesome is a project of the Foundation to Decrease World Suck, a Montana-based 501(c)3 charitable organization. You can see a list of all the charities to which the FTDWS has disbursed money in the past here
HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?
Submit a Video
First, you, our amazing community members from around the world, make videos about a charity that is particularly important to you. The videos are submitted to the Project for Awesome website, but should also be shared, viewed, and commented on all over the internet. Anyone can make a video, whether you are a fan of a charity, work closely with one, or are part of an organization. Just check out our video-making guidelines on our FAQ!
You can submit videos between 12am EST on February 2nd and 11:59am EST on Wednesday, February 16th. Once video submissions are closed, you help us determine the charities that receive funding by voting for your favorite videos! Everyone can vote on videos while the P4A livestream is happening (12:00pm EST on Friday, February 18th through 11:59am EST on Sunday, February 20th).
Second, fundraising. A huge portion of the money raised comes from the Tiltify campaign where you can donate to unlock awesome perks like our annual P4A t shirt, signed artwork, costumes and props from your favorite creators, and digital downloads of exclusive videos & podcasts.
The Tiltify page will be open from 12:00am EST on Wednesday, February 16th to 11:59pm EST on Tuesday the 22nd.
Watch the Livestream
Third, the livestream! This is where things get wacky. John & Hank, along with a number of special guests, host a 48-hour continuous livestream to feature videos, announce new perks, put peanut butter on their faces, perform sock puppet theatre, drink bean smoothies, and do their happy dances… It’s an adventure. You never know what will happen, so tune in and join the party!
The P4A livestream will run from 12:00pm EST on February 18th through 11:59am EST on February 20th.
All funds raised during the first half of the campaign ( from 12:00am EST on Wednesday, February 16th until 11:59am EST on Saturday, February 19th) will go to Save the Children
& Partners in Health
. Funds raised during the second half of the campaign (Saturday the 19th at 12pm EST through Tuesday the 22nd at 11:59pm EST) will go to the top community-voted charities.
And don't forget to share the fun! Spread the word to your friends using the hashtag #p4a2022, and tag us on Twitter
, and Tumblr
Hank Green, John Green, Julie Walsh Smith, Marie Ann Fernandez-Silva, Rosianna Halse Rojas, Zulaiha Razak, Valerie Barr, Rachel Calderon Navarro, Ashe Walker, Duncan Gasiewicz, Ceri Riley, Maia Ledesma, Nate Biel, Matthew Gaydos, Sam Schultz, Kellyn Richardson, Katie Hambor, Megan Toenyes, Monica Gasper, Paola Garcia-Prieto, Julia Bluhm, John Lee, Nerdfighteria, perk fulfillment volunteers, Stage TEN, DFTBA Records, YouTube, Tiltify, The Foundation to Decrease World Suck Board of Directors, the P4A Advisory Board, and all perk donors and livestream participants.
Send us an email at [email protected]
and we’ll get back to you soon (but maybe not REALLY soon if you email during the livestream).