Disney Create Tomorrowland XPRIZE Challenge for 8-17 Year Olds
Are you the parent of a young innovator aged 8 – 17 years old that loves technology with a vision on changing the world? If so, have them enter the Tomorrowland XPRIZE Challenge begining April 22, 2015! The Tomorrowland XPRIZE Challenge is a video contest for 8 – 17 year olds to imagine world-changing technology of the future inspired by the upcoming Disney movie Tomorrowland!
Six winners will be chosen and have a once-in-a-lifetime mentorship experience with a leader in their area of interest. Wait, there’s more! Each winner will also receive a $3,000 check, a 3D Printer from 3D Systems and register for FIRST® LEGO® League for the competition season 2015-2016 in the U.S.!
Beginning April 22, 2015, Disney’s Create Tomorrowland – XPRIZE Challenge invites kids to imagine themselves in the future and report back to the present through video, imagery or stories about one new and amazing invention or innovation they encounter, how it works, and the impact it has on the future.
“‘Tomorrowland’ has always been a place of possibility in our parks and for the creative team behind our new film,” said Sean Bailey, President, Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Production. “The future will be steered by the imaginations of our young people, and Disney is thrilled to work with XPRIZE to encourage and inspire the next generation of thinkers and dreamers to build the future they imagine is possible.”
“We are excited to launch the Create Tomorrowland XPRIZE Challenge, which gives young people a platform to voice and depict their creative, bold and imaginative problem-solving inventions of the future,” said Trish Halamandaris, Senior Vice President Marketing & Communications at XPRIZE. “At XPRIZE we believe that solutions to the problems facing humanity can come from anyone, anywhere and one of these young innovators just might come up with an idea that can truly turn Tomorrowland into reality.”
Participants will compete in two divisions: Junior Division (8-12 years old), and Senior Division (13–17 years old). All entrants must have prior consent from their parent or legal guardian in order to participate in the challenge. Official Rules and details about the Challenge are available at http://XPRIZEchallenge.org/CreateTomorrowland. Official registration and submission period starts April 22, 2015, and runs through May 17, 2015.
Submissions will be judged on innovation, creativity and presentation. XPRIZE will provide a panel of judges who will evaluate and score all submissions, and six (6) winners will be chosen.
Supporting XPRIZE Partners include FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), 3D Systems and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
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Tomorrowland opens in theaters everywhere on May 22nd!