Dale / Bob & the GO-Tech crew are doing it again, awesome if you're
under 18, or pass it on to someone you know that is (and could use
$100 for a project)!
It's back--the $100 Under 18 award!
(Also known as the "Eleanor Sedgewick Annual Award for Best Dramatic
Work in Latin", and of course it comes with a giant check.)
Are you under 18 years old and have a great idea for a project, but
are a little low on funding? (And are you willing to read this entire
Present your idea at the October 9th GO-Tech meeting and you might be
awarded $100 and a 1-month Maker Works membership to create your
What kind of project?
"It must be cool. It cannot be lame."
Even better, it should make the world better.
You have to be able to do it, *document* it, and present it at the
next GO-Tech meeting (Tuesday November 13).
It should be something that you'd present at GO-Tech anyway (i.e.,
How do you apply?
*** Email a brief description to Bob Stack <slowst...@yahoo.com> and
Dale Grover <dgro...@redcedar.com> by midnight Monday, October 8.
If accepted, you'll have a few minutes (i.e., <=5) to make a brief
presentation at the end of the GO-Tech meeting.
The audience will vote on which project, if any, to award.
Minimum age is 12.
You can document it on YouTube, Instructables, etc.
It doesn't have to be $100--you can ask for less. Don't dwell on
funding details--tell us the big picture.
If you're offered less than what you asked for, you don't have to take it.
If we do this more than once, anonymous donations may be accepted but
never required. (This is supposed to be low-overhead.)
You can present the same project more than once if it didn't get funded.
The same group or people can present again if funded, but take a month
or two off in between.
You can have a mentor of any age, but the real work must be from the under 18.
This is an experiment, so be prepared to go with the flow.
If applicant is under 16, will also include a Maker Works membership
for a parent. But there's no requirement to be a member, or do the
work at Maker Works.
We may require signed permission from parents before handing over the loot.
And all that other stuff: We reserve the right to not accept
applications, and to not awardany grant. Any project is undertaken by
the applicant at their risk; funding the project is not an endorsement
or judgement that it is a reasonable or safe thing to do. Taxes are
the responsibility of the winner. The winner retains all IP rights,
but we can publicize the fact you won and the project. Dude, do we
really have to list all the ways that this is supposed to be fun and
not to get all legal on us?
Feel free to pass this along to any young people you know.