Heroes Wanted: Disney’s Big Hero 6- XPrize Challenge

By Erin Mulcahy

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Calling all young innovators!  Ready to Think Big and Win Big?  XPRIZE and The Walt Disney Motion Picture Studio has created the Disney’s Big Hero 6 — XPRIZE Challenge, inviting young people nationwide, ages  8 – 17, to bring their innovative ideas that tackle the biggest challenges facing their community or world using STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and/or mathematics).

Ideas need to be presented in a 1-3 minute video that will be judged on impact, originality, and presentation.  There will be a crowd voting component from October 15-19 for the Top 20 videos where the public can vote for their favorite video, which will be part of their overall score.  The top 6 winners will travel to Los Angeles in early November to walk the red carpet at the premiere of Disney’s Big Hero 6 in Hollywood; go behind the scenes at both Disney Animation Studios and Disney Imagineering; innovate at the XPRIZE headquarters; and receive other great prizes provided by FIRST and littleBits, including Space and Cloud Starter Kits.

Video submission is open from September 19 through October 12Visit the official challenge website for rules and guidelines.

Young littleBits innovators, let’s see what you’ve got!

You can also visit the littleBits team in the Disney Tent at Maker Faire NY this weekend; it’s a great place to get inspiration and start brainstorming ideas!


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