CALLING ALL YOUNG INNOVATORS AGES 8-17!
“What one problem would you tackle to change the world, and how would you do it?”
Young innovators between the ages of 8-17 nationwide are invited to bring their innovative ideas to tackle the biggest challenges by solving a problem, big or small, affecting their school, community, or the world through the use of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and/or mathematics).
All kids have to do is capture their ideas on 1-3 minute video in any way they choose from a short story, sculpture, drawing, model, robot or whatever best communicates their idea in the most creative way. Then upload the video on xPrize Challenge website between now and October 12, 2014 . This video contest is designed to find the real-life counterparts to the animated heroes that will be exploding onto the big screen in Disney’s Big Hero 6 on November 7th.
Submissions will be voted on by the public and judged by an expert STEAM panel. There will be six winners, total with three winners selected from each junior (8-12 years old) and senior (13-17 years old) age division. Winners will receive an amazing trip to travel to Los Angeles, California to walk the red carpet at the Big Hero 6 Hollywood premiere in early November and then they will go behind the scenes with a tour of Walt Disney Animation Studios and Walt Disney Imagineering, among other awesome experiences and prizes.
Video submission is open from September 19 through October 12.
From Walt Disney Animation Studios, the team behind “Frozen” and “Wreck-It Ralph,” comes “Big Hero 6,” an action-packed comedy-adventure about the special bond that develops between Baymax (voice of Scott Adsit), a plus-sized inflatable robot, and prodigy Hiro Hamada (voice of Ryan Potter). When a devastating event befalls the city of San Fransokyo and catapults Hiro into the midst of danger, he turns to Baymax and his close friends adrenaline junkie Go Go Tomago (voice of Jamie Chung), neatnik Wasabi (voice of Damon Wayans Jr.), chemistry whiz Honey Lemon (voice of Genesis Rodriguez) and fanboy Fred (voice of T.J. Miller). Determined to uncover the mystery, Hiro transforms his friends into a band of high-tech heroes called “Big Hero 6.” Inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, and featuring breathtaking action with all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, “Big Hero 6” is directed by Don Hall (“Winnie the Pooh”) and Chris Williams (“Bolt”), and produced by Roy Conli (“Tangled”).
BIG HERO 6 opens in theaters everywhere on November 7th!
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