Kids excited about the new Disney movie Tomorrowland? (This kid at heart is pretty excited about the involvement of Hugh Laurie and a screenplay from a LOST writer and co-creater. Plus, the visuals seem amazing.)
Walt Disney Studios, Disney Citizenship, and XPRIZE have announced a nationwide challenge to inspire a generation of young innovators.
If you’re between 8 and 17 years old, Disney’s Create Tomorrowland – XPRIZE Challenge invites you to take a journey into the future. Tell us about one new and amazing invention or innovation you encounter by submitting a story, image, or video that explains what it is, how it works, and the impact it has on the world.
In June, six winners will have a once–in-a-lifetime mentorship experience with a leader in their area of interest. Each winner will also receive:
- a $3,000 check
- 3D Printer from 3D Systems
- registration for FIRST® LEGO® League for the competition season 2015-2016 in the U.S.
“‘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.”
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 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.
Official Rules and details about the Challenge can be found here.
Let us know if your kids enter!
Tomorrowland hits theaters May 22nd. Check out the trailer if you haven’t already: