Thursday, September 18, 2014

Calling All Young Innovators!


I love a good idea that really gets kids thinking, and I know that a lot of you do too. Big Hero 6, a Disney movie opening on November 7, has teamed up with XPrize, to offer a contest for children between the ages of 8 - 17. It is designed to really get those creative juices flowing. Entrants need to think about, and then describe in a video, how they would use S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, arts, or mathematics) to solve a problem, big or small, that effects their school, community, or even the world.

SIX winners will win a trip to LA to walk the Red Carpet at the Hollywood Premiere of the movie. They will also get a behind-the-scenes tour of Walt Disney Animation Studios.



The entry form and rules can be found here: https://www.xprizechallenge.org
Good luck to all who enter!

41 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

The movie looks really cute. I'm bummed it's coming out the same day as Interstellar. Will just have to make it a double feature that weekend.

Holy Ghost Writer said...

Great idea to get their minds working

Sandee said...

What a great idea. Anything to help kids excel is more than okay.

Have a fabulous day. ☺

Pat Hatt said...

A great idea indeed. The movie looks really good too

Ann Jones said...

Love this idea! My oldest is science obsessed right now, he would love this :)

Susan Kane said...

When I saw the trailers early in the summer, I thought this movie would never be successful. But now the trailers are revealing more, and I am intrigued. We will check it out with our gr-kids.

alissa apel said...

My son Mica would like this. He says he wants to be an inventor when he grows up. He's a thinker, and loves all the subjects that you mentioned - except math.

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

What a neat idea! I would've loved entering something like that when I was a kid. The movie looks like fun, too.

Carla said...

Elliott is really looking forward to this movie. I just hope it's still playing in theaters when we get home from vacation. It comes out while we are in Missouri, the day before we leave for Florida, so we won't have time to see it until after Thanksgiving, if it's still playing then.

Masshole Mommy said...

My kids are dying to see this movie. It looks super cute.

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

Ooh I love Disney! The steam comp sounds very clever.

Sandy Olsen said...

Super cute movie. So many movies to watch with the kids over Christmas! :)

Ai Sakura said...

That movie's so cute!!

Ai @ Sakura Haruka

Franc said...

I'm sure Big Hero 6 would be a big hit. The teaser makes me want to watch it.

slehan said...

Anything to get kids excited about inventing stuff.

slehan at juno dot com

Theresa Mahoney said...

The movie is going to be so cute! But what a fun giveaway! I know my girls would just die if they won!!

Michele D said...

Can't wait to see it with my son. Looks like a great movie.

HilLesha O'Nan said...

Wow, that is such a wonderful prize!

Misa Lee said...

I saw the trailer of this movie when I was watching echo. And I just can't wait to watch this movie

Binky said...

I wish they had contest like that when I was young!

Danielle said...

This movie looks so fun. My son is excited for it to come out.

Ben Butler said...

I am totally stoked about Big Hero 6. I've got all the comic books.

Ben Butler said...

It's going to be epic. The comic books are great, so I'm sure the movie will be awesome.

Rochkirstin Santos said...

I like to think about limitless possibilties in terms of innovation. Kids have great minds and for sure have great ideas to bring into creativity.

Sharon Ruggieri said...

How fun! I'd love to go and I'm for sure taking my kids to see this for sure

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Wow, how cool. My oldest would love this.

Melissa said...

Looks like a great movie! & my oldest is 8 so she's going to be thrilled when I tell her about the contest.

Anonymous said...

This is a cool contest! Looks like a fun movie.

Catherine Sargent said...

What a neat and great contest for kids. It looks like it will be a good movie.

Kenya G. Johnson @ KenyaGJohnson.com said...

Wow that's a neat prize! I hadn't seen the preview or heard of it before you mentioned it. We didn't go to the movie theater at all this summer. I look forward to seeing this one.

Theresa Beauteeful Living said...

This movie looks great. I'd definitely want to bring my kids to see this. Great contest too.

Ann B said...

Looks like a great movie and this is a fantastic giveaway. I would love to go to LA to see a movie,.

Raluca L.C. said...

I saw the trailer of this movie a few days ago and it did catch my interest, I can't wait to see it. The contest is very tempting too, those lucky winners will have a blast for sure.

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

This would be one I can take my Grandson to. He would like it.

Ashley Nicholas said...

What a wonderful program! I'll spread the word!

MaryJane Tauyan said...

this is nice idea! getting information to those ordinary kids will make disney and other movies more fun

Margarita Ibbott said...

Me... me... me. I want to go to the red carpet event... Pick me...

Of Coffee and Crackers said...

Wow! This challenge is pretty cool specially for those smart-ass kids!

On the movie: I'll be looking forward watching this with my kids..

Colette S said...

I saw this and thought it was a good idea for kids to show their creative side.

Sharon Wong said...

Really want to go see that movie. Thanks for sharing! :)

Miguel Cruz Cairo said...

That movie looks cool. That's a nice contest for kids to join.