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Project for Awesome Nerdfighter Music Compilation!

Hey nerdfighters. As you know, the Project for Awesome is coming up (on December 17th!) and we at vlogbrothers headquarters are working very hard to make sure this year’s P4A is a great one.

This year, we would like to include a new kind of perk, kind of like the Nerdfighter Art perk, but with music!

We are looking for any and all songs by nerdfighters, about nerdfighteria. These songs will be collected and formatted into a compilation album (or compilation albumS, depending on how many submissions come in) that will be available for purchase as a downloadable perk as part of the Project for Awesome Indiegogo campaign. Money will be raised for charity. People will be able to acquire lots of great nerdfighter music. Super cool stuff.

Read on for submission guidelines and the like.

  • All songs must be either about nerdfighteria, about any/all of John’s books, or covers of Hank’s songs.
  • Artist name & song title must be included with your submission. You may also include a link to your music on the web (bandcamp, itunes, etc), and any other text about the song you like.
  • Songs must be submitted in as high a quality as possible; lossless files (AIFF, WAV) are preferred.
  • Submit all songs via wetransfer to valerie@nerdfighteria.com with “P4A MUSIC” included somewhere in the message.
  • Submissions will be accepted until November 1st, 2014.
  • Multiple submissions are very much allowed, but please send them in one at a time!
  • We will reach out to those whose songs are selected for the compilation to confirm their inclusion no later than December 1st.

If you have any questions, feel free to email me at valerie@nerdfighteria.com. We’re very excited to listen to all the lovely things you make!

DFTBA

- Valerie & Michael

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ed-ingle:

I finished my first nerdfighter art piece for the Project for Awesome. (sorry this pic is terrible) If you want to donate 15 pieces to the P4A email nerdfighterart@gmail.com by October 10th and send a sample picture of something you’d like to contribute. #p4a

Ed-ingle, consistently the best. You can get all the information about creating P4A art perks here.

ed-ingle:

I finished my first nerdfighter art piece for the Project for Awesome. (sorry this pic is terrible) If you want to donate 15 pieces to the P4A email nerdfighterart@gmail.com by October 10th and send a sample picture of something you’d like to contribute. #p4a

Ed-ingle, consistently the best. You can get all the information about creating P4A art perks here.

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nerdfighter-art:

Hello there, artists of nerdfighteria! After the success of the Nerdfighter Art Tier of last year’s Project for Awesome, I’m teaming up with the P4A team once again and need your help!
The P4A, as always, will be raising money to give to charities. However, some people have more time and talent to give than money (you know who you are) so we’d like to recruit you to provide creations for reward tiers in our IndieGoGo campaign. You create the artwork and it will be and sent to a fellow nerdfighter who claims the perk!
Ideally, you will be making 15+ items and you will be shipping them to Missoula, Montana to be distributed to the people who claimed the Nerdfighter Art Perk!
We’re looking for small, easily shipped items. This can include jewelry, knitwear, small plushies, small drawings and paintings, digital art prints, etc.
The pieces of art do not need to be nerdfighter-themed but it is highly encouraged! 
The estimated worth of the art should be about $25-30 because the perk will be sold for $40. That’s not a strict amount, just keep it in mind when making your proposals!
If you’re interested, you need to email us at nerdfighterart@gmail.com by October 10th with an example of what you have/will be creating and what quantity. A picture of it for us to see would be extra helpful when sorting through everyone’s submissions!
We will let you know if it’s reasonable and provide additional information around October 13th, giving you more than a month to complete your pieces.
We’re extremely excited to be working on this project again this year, we hope you’re excited too! ^-^
- Emma, Valerie, and Hank

If you’re a creative type, the Project for Awesome could use your craftiness!

nerdfighter-art:

Hello there, artists of nerdfighteria! After the success of the Nerdfighter Art Tier of last year’s Project for Awesome, I’m teaming up with the P4A team once again and need your help!

The P4A, as always, will be raising money to give to charities. However, some people have more time and talent to give than money (you know who you are) so we’d like to recruit you to provide creations for reward tiers in our IndieGoGo campaign. You create the artwork and it will be and sent to a fellow nerdfighter who claims the perk!

  • Ideally, you will be making 15+ items and you will be shipping them to Missoula, Montana to be distributed to the people who claimed the Nerdfighter Art Perk!
  • We’re looking for small, easily shipped items. This can include jewelry, knitwear, small plushies, small drawings and paintings, digital art prints, etc.
  • The pieces of art do not need to be nerdfighter-themed but it is highly encouraged! 
  • The estimated worth of the art should be about $25-30 because the perk will be sold for $40. That’s not a strict amount, just keep it in mind when making your proposals!
  • If you’re interested, you need to email us at nerdfighterart@gmail.com by October 10th with an example of what you have/will be creating and what quantity. A picture of it for us to see would be extra helpful when sorting through everyone’s submissions!
  • We will let you know if it’s reasonable and provide additional information around October 13th, giving you more than a month to complete your pieces.

We’re extremely excited to be working on this project again this year, we hope you’re excited too! ^-^

- Emma, Valerie, and Hank

If you’re a creative type, the Project for Awesome could use your craftiness!

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Perk Update: John Green Writing Sneak Peak

projectforawesome:

If you donated for the John Green Writing Sneak Peak, you should find it winding its way into your email inbox very soon! Thanks again for donating to the Project for Awesome 2013 and for your patience in the delivery of this perk.

Not received it yet?

Please triple check your inbox, trash/junk folder and deleted items to make sure it didn’t get lost, if you still can’t find it then email perks@projectforawesome.com and we’ll sort you out. When emailing please make sure you either email from the email address linked with your IndieGogo account, or forward a copy of your IndieGogo receipt. We’ll need this before we can provide you with a new link.

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uncultured:

A Surprise for Nerdfighters #Bangladesh #P4A #charity #instagood

:)))))

uncultured:

A Surprise for Nerdfighters #Bangladesh #P4A #charity #instagood

:)))))

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uncultured:

Having a hard time keeping track of how many schools Nerdfighters have helped in Bangladesh? Here’s a list.

  • In 2008, based on your votes, Nerdfighters funded repairs of a school damaged by Cyclone Sidr. Walls were rebuilt, ceilings were anchored, and benches and podiums (made by villagers - including some of the teachers themselves) were provided. You can watch the video of that here. Funding Source: Donations to Uncultured.com. Implemented by: Save the Children. Current Status: Running.
  • In 2009, based on your feedback on Twitter, Nerdfighters funded the donation of school uniforms and school supplies to a Buddhist boys hostel in Dhaka City. Pens, paper, and uniforms were given. Money allotted was over-budget and extra funds were used to buy sports equipment for children. You can watch the video of that here. Funding Source: Donations to Uncultured.com (additional in-kind donations by Vestergaard-Frandsen). Implemented by: School Administration of Dharmarajika High School under permission of the Venerable of the Dharmarajika Monastery. Current Status: Supplies Used/Finished.
  • In January 2014, The Good Shepard School was created. This is a free-of-cost school serving about 30 slum kids. Nerdfighters are paying for the rental space for the school, the teachers’ salaries, snacks for the kids, and school supplies. This includes stuff like backpacks and (hopefully soon) benches for the kids to sit on. Funding Source: The Project for Awesome’s Winnings Designated to The Uncultured Project. Implemented by: The Good Shepard Project (with assistance from The Holy Cross Congregation). Current Status: 50% of Funding Spent, 6 Months of Funding Remain.
  • On my birthday, I announced construction of a nursery school in southern Bangladesh. This will be in a Catholic ghetto referred to as “Colony 4”. Name of the school to be determined later. Funding Source:  The Project for Awesome’s Winnings Designated to The Uncultured Project. Implemented by: The Catholic Church (with assistance from The Holy Cross Congregation). Current Status: Construction Commenced by Currently Halted Due to Monsoon Rains.

I’d like to stress that The Uncultured Project is not a charity or NGO. It’s just me and a group of friends crowdfunding to do charitable projects. I don’t take a cut for my own salary. Funding for equipment (like this laptop I’m typing on) comes from a separate equipment fund you can donate to.

I’m also very lucky that, in all the above cases, the partners that worked with me agreed to spend 100% of the money on helping the poor and did not use this money for their overhead, salaries, etc.,. Not that such costs aren’t important but, especially in an NGO-skeptical country like Bangladesh, I really felt it was important to do these projects in this way.

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The wonderful people at mental_floss are putting on a Trivia Show night in New York, with all proceeds going to the Project for Awesome! How cool is that?

The New York event is May 14th at the Flatiron Room, and tickets (available here) are $15 (this includes admittance to the show, a drink, hors d’oeuvres, and chances to win rad prizes). Grab your friends, head on down, and have a great night of fun & weirdness, all for a good cause. Note that the New York event is 21+ (as it’s in a bar).

More information regarding additional Trivia Show nights in Chicago and San Francisco is forthcoming; see here for details.

Trivia and decreasing worldsuck: what could be better?!

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Giving Away Over $700,000

In which John discusses a movie he recently saw, fourth-tier English pro football, and the winning charities of the 2013 Project for Awesome.

Check out the description of the video on youtube for a list of the top charities and links to their sites!

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dftbarecords:

The Project for Awesome has just released this awesome new poster!Featuring thumbnails from this year’s P4A, all proceeds from this poster are donated to the Foundation to Decrease Worldsuck!

dftbarecords:

The Project for Awesome has just released this awesome new poster!

Featuring thumbnails from this year’s P4A, all proceeds from this poster are donated to the Foundation to Decrease Worldsuck!

(via projectforawesome)

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rainicorndogs:

But you said “I got a dream. I’m gonna do this thing.” And now look at you, you raised like— You work really hard and this is a very beautiful thing that you do and I think someone should thank you publicly so we can all stare at you while you are thanked.

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