If you contribute $50 or more, you are invited to cast one vote to help decide the winners! Voting will follow a multiple-winner Instant Runoff Voting scheme. Please see the applicant information page for details on the selection criteria.
An open ledger of pledges received so far:
Information for Contributors
This award has zero administrative costs—all contributions are disbursed as prizes to the winners.
Maximize your impact by keeping your contributions local!
Please make contributions (c/o Brandon Curtis) using Square Cash. In the note, please indicate:
- your name;
- whether you want to contribute anonymously;
- whether you would like to participate in voting for a winner;
- contact information, preferably an email address.
You will receive a confirmation email and a transaction ID within two business days, and your contribution will appear on the spreadsheet above.
At this time, we have not been recognized as a nonprofit by the IRS and contributions are not tax-deductible. This is only likely to affect you if you itemize deductions.
In future years, we will use the previous years' portfolio of submissions to solicit matching and in-kind contributions from local businesses and Maker/DIY/open source organizations. We are also drafting ideas for a minigrant process to provide project seed funds, a mentorship component, and additional prizes for the best submissions in specific categories (music, math, earth science, &etc).
Do you have ideas, questions, or concerns? Would you like to help design, implement, and advertise this project?
Get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org
Maintained by Brandon Curtis.