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:

  1. 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.

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

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

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  3. A great idea indeed. The movie looks really good too

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

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  5. 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.

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  6. 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.

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

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  8. 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.

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

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

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

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

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  13. Anything to get kids excited about inventing stuff.

    slehan at juno dot com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  20. 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.

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

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  22. Wow, how cool. My oldest would love this.

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

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

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

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  26. 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.

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

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

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  29. 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.

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

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

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

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

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  34. 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..

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

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

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

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