Dawn Project Launches New Competition Offering $15,000 Prize
– And Announces Previous Winner 


In honor of Elon Musk raising the price of his latest defective Full Self-Driving software 10.69.2 to $15,000, The Dawn Project is now offering a new prize of $15,000 to the first person who can demonstrate a current commercial product from a Fortune 500 company that when brand new:

  • has a critical safety malfunction on average every 8 minutes;
  • has been on the market for at least 6 months and is currently in production;
  • has never been recalled.


Peter Milo of Grand Rapids, Michigan won the previous $10,000 prize for submitting the Delta III 8930 rocket, which failed three times in three launches before being retired.


To submit an entry to the new contest Retweet and reply to the announcement Tweet. Your submission must be dated before 5:00 PM Pacific Time, December 15, 2022 and include:

  • A video demonstrating on average a different critical safety malfunction every 8 minutes of a brand new, unaltered Fortune 500 company product line unit that has never been recalled being used lawfully in the manner specified by the manufacturer.
  • A product name or designation sufficient to obtain identical units to verify the results.
  • The hashtags #FSDDelendaEst #DawnProject in your reply tweet.



Additional Rules


  • To be eligible for consideration, the product submitted for the contest must be a product currently sold by a Fortune 500 company to the general public and must be proven to malfunction every eight minutes or less. It must have been on the market for at least six months and still be in circulation, and must not have been previously recalled by its developer. The product must also not be a rocket. 
  • To submit an eligible entry you must be a legal resident of the United States who is at least 18 years old as of the date of entry and otherwise legally able to receive the prize.
  • You may only use contest hashtags with Tweets relevant to the hashtag topic.
  • No responsibility will be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.
  • If your entry is the first submitted winning entry that meets the contest criteria, you will need to provide (i) proof that you are the authorized Twitter account holder so that sponsor may verify the same and (ii) sufficient contact information to ensure the prize is sent to the correct party, and (iii) your social security number or tax ID number so that sponsor can report winnings to the IRS. Winning entrant is responsible for any and all federal, state and local taxes. In the unlikely event that two or more qualifying entries are submitted at the same time, the prize will be split evenly. If a prize is awarded, it shall be paid out no later than 90 days after the termination of the contest.
  • Sponsor’s decision with respect to all entries is final. If sponsor is unable to reproduce the results across sampled units of the product line, then the entry may be disqualified in sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion. Incomplete, false, misleading or deceptive entries will be disqualified at the sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion and may be removed.
  • Entrant grants sponsor the perpetual unlimited license to publish, display, reproduce, modify, otherwise use the contents of the entry, in whole or in part, for advertising or promoting the contest or for any other reason.
  • This contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations and void where prohibited, and any action or inaction that would constitute a breach shall be deemed null and void and sponsor shall have no additional obligations to entrants.
  • In order to win the prize the entrant must be willing to for us to publish their real name and the name of the nearest city to where they live.
  • By submitting an entry, entrant agrees to these terms and conditions. Entrant agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless sponsor against any suit that arises from entrant’s submissions to the contest. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to modify, suspend, cancel or terminate this contest should any force majeure event or event otherwise outside of sponsor’s control occurs. You release Sponsor from any and all liability and damages that may arise from your entry in the contest. This contest is governed by the laws of the State of California. With the exception of an action seeking injunctive relief which shall be brought in an appropriate court of jurisdiction in Los Angeles County, California, any dispute arising out of the contest or these terms shall be settled by binding arbitration in Santa Barbara County, California in accordance with the Commercial Arbitration Rules then prevailing of the American Arbitration Association. Judgment upon any award made in such arbitration may be entered and enforced in any court of competent jurisdiction. If for any reason any provision of these terms, or portion thereof, is found to be unenforceable, that provision will be enforced to the maximum extent permissible so as to effect the intent of the parties, and the remainder of this terms will continue in full force and effect.
  • This contest is not sponsored by, endorsed by, or administered by Twitter. You agree to abide by the Twitter Terms of Use and other applicable Twitter terms.