The Google Lunar X PRIZE is a $40 million international competition to safely land a robot on the surface of the Moon, travel 500 meters over the lunar surface, and send images and data back to the Earth. All teams must be at least 90% privately funded. There are currently 16 registered teams. $10 million has already been awarded as Milestone Prizes for teams demonstrating technology required to complete the mission. The winning team will be awarded $20 million. The second team to complete the mission will be awarded $5 million. Another $5 million will be awarded in bonus prizes. Teams without verified launch contracts will be eliminated at the end of 2016. The final deadline for winning the prize is December 31, 2017.
TEAM SYNERGY MOON is unique in that its members personify an electrifying merge of the arts and sciences. Our spirit is one of social entrepreneur meets extreme adventurer, approaching the world with the creative drive of an artist and the problem solving skills of an engineer. Our company growth plan involves both `private sector funding and the unique inclusion of high profile sponsorship opportunities for some of the world's top brands ready to get their message out on a global scale. We bring together and induce a fusion of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics, coalescing for on the ground changes that benefit the entire human family.
As a leading competitor in the Google Lunar X PRIZE, Team SYNERGY MOON proudly announces our sponsorship program. This program ensures for our sponsors measurably increased visibility for growing global brands ready to connect with a captive audience. We work with our sponsors to create opportunities that include you as part of the mission exploration experience, with sponsorship leverage and activation processes that connect sponsors directly through our mission experience to our audience. Being a part of humanity's return to the Moon provides a unique opportunity for your brand to take part and be represented within this highly promoted turning point in mankind's relationship to space exploration.
Inclusiveness on a Global Scale
Like previous X PRIZE competitions, this creates a global excitement that includes people from around the world. Public outreach and inclusiveness play a key role in not only making people more aware of our mission and technologies but actually having them participate in aspects of the mission through our arts and humanity campaigns. These include the ability for the public to name our lunar lander and submit art for our ART Capsule, a global art presentation event on the lunar surface open to all of humanity, anyone that wishes to be involved. This spirit of inclusiveness and the buzz around our uniqueness has already made thousands of people aware of Team SYNERGY MOON. Our mission is not only to win the competition, but to also use this as an opportunity to provide educational and entertaining activities for people around the globe that are ready to create a brighter and healthier future. Planned activities include: Art and Music Festivals, Public Technology Demonstrations, a Series of Team Promotional Events, Suborbital, Orbital and Lunar Launch Events.
Reach Your Customers and Build Brand Advocates
As we continue building our following through our grass roots membership programs and our continuing activities within the leading social network communities, we also see that Google and the X PRIZE Foundation continue to make headlines driving even more attention and measurable increased visibility for our family of sponsors. Similar to Nascar we are offering our sponsors clear recognition on our vehicles. We will carry through this high profile visibility for our sponsors on our websites, our activity on social networks, direct mailing campaigns, press relations and e-newsletters.