WD Animation Studios and XPRIZE are looking for real life Big Heros. The launching of a nationwide video contest is going live today to find the real-life counterparts to the upcoming new movie “BIG HERO 6”.
The Disney BIG HERO 6 – XPRIZE Challenge is for youngsters aged 8 to 17 who can come up with creative and innovative ideas on how to take on the world’s biggest challenges using science, technology, art, math an engineering.
The contest that opens today through October 12, 2014 requires a video submission that will be judged on creativity, innovation and presentation. Twenty finalists will be selected based on the highest scores received from their video submissions. From there, six winners will be chosen based on the judges’ scores and public voting, held Oct 15th to 19th.
Prizes include a trip to Los Angeles to walk the red carpet at the film’s Hollywood premiere in early November, visits behind the scenes to meet the creative minds at both Walt Disney Animation Studios and Walt Disney Imagineering, joining a special “Visioneering™” experience at XPRIZE headquarters, plus other incredible prizes, including one (1) Contestant registration for FIRST® LEGO® League for the competition season 2014-2015 in the US or Canada, and a Special littleBits® NASA Space Kit and cloudBit™ Starter Kit.
Video submissions will compete in two divisions: Junior Division (8-12 years of age), and Senior Division (13–17 years of age). All entrants must have prior consent from their parent or legal guardian in order to participate in the challenge. Registration details are available at.
The video submissions may involve a short story, sculpture, drawing, model, robot or whatever method best communicates the idea in the most creative way (please see Official Rules for further details, restrictions and limitations). They will be scored on how well they explain the problem, show their solution, and explain what they learned and the impact their idea would have on themselves and the world. The more creative and engaging their presentation is, the better their chance of winning.
I can’t wait to see all incredible ideas today’s young geniuses have to offer.
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