In partnership with the Red Cross, The Paradigm Challenge is an annual competition that inspires youth innovation to address important social issues. The first annual Challenge sought to generate new ideas to prevent injuries and fatalities from home fires—America’s #1 disaster threat.
The challenge was open to kids from 7-18 and welcomed all ideas, including posters, videos, inventions, messages, community events, websites, mobile apps, or anything else that will help save lives.
In it’s inaugural year, over 50,000 students participated in this incredible campaign!
The First Place winners in each age division and the top Ambassadors in each age division won a 4-day/3-night trip to Los Angeles to attend The Paradigm Challenge Prize Ceremony on July 23, 2016.
Skild congratulates all of the winners and participants in this year’s challenge. We’re proud to power such an important project.
Check out some of the top winners below:
Grand Prize Winners
Division 3 (ages 15-18)
Scott and Emma
The Fire Mitt – Fire Suppression Invention
Friends invent kitchen product to suppress stovetop fires.
First Place Winners
Division 1 (ages 7-10)
Jacob, Julia, and Joey
Fire Agents – Fire Prevention Video
Siblings identify and eliminate fire dangers around the home in educational video
Division 2 (ages 11-14)
Shubhanshi, Hitanshi, Om, and Tulsi
Rajkot, India and Christchurch, New Zealand
DeTech – Comprehensive Fire Safety System
International team invents detection and escape system