The Paradigm Challenge

How To Join & Win The Paradigm Challenge

Youth across the country are challenged to team up and join the fight against home fires. Sign up to learn about the problem and how to create a solution. We welcome all ideas including posters, videos, inventions, messages, community events, mobile apps, websites, or anything else that will help save lives. The 100 teams with the best ideas will win cash prizes up to $100,000!

Help Solve America's Biggest Disaster Threat

  • On average
    die every day from a home fire.
  • On average
    suffer injuries as a result of home fires every day.
  • Over
    $7 billion
    in property damage
    occurs every year.

Parents & Educators

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STEM PLUS: The annual Paradigm Challenge inspires youth to develop and use their skills in science, technology, engineering, math, kindness, creativity, and collaboration to help address important social issues.

PRIVACY: We are committed to protecting the privacy of youth. Participants in The Challenge are not asked to provide any identifying information (such as last name, day of birth, address, telephone number, and photo), unless they are selected as a potential recipient of a cash prize. For potential winners under 13, we will obtain parent or guardian consent before we obtain this additional information.

GRANTS: Project Paradigm will award cash grants from a pool of $100,000 or more to educational, youth, and fire organizations based on registrations, winning entries, and other demonstrated support for The Challenge. For more information, please contact