Create "TomorrowLand" with XPRIZE and Disney

The XPRIZE Foundation have just launched a new prize targeted at young people aged 8 to 17 years of age. Disney's Create Tomorrowland Challenge is designed to encourage children and teenagers to think about the future of our world. 

They are asking for one new, amazing invention of innovation that might alter the future. The Challenge invites kids to image themselves in the future reporting back to the present and telling the world about one new and amazing invention or innovation they encounter how it works, the impact it has on the future, and what the world of today can start doing now to fast-track its creation.

Entrants can submit their idea in one of three ways; sending in either a video, image or story. Contestants can create a short video last one to two minute, showing the amazing invention or innovation. Or they can send in an image, which can be a photograph, painting, drawing, or digital design. Alternatively, entrants can submit an original story of under 250 words, describing their vision.

Contestants will be divided into two age divisions: (i) Junior Division: eight to twelve years and (ii) Senior Division: thirteen to seventeen years. Contestants will only compete with others in their age division. In addition, all Submission types (Video, Image, Story) will compete only with the other submissions of the same type. For example, videos will not compete with stories. 

Submissions will be accepted from April 22nd and will need to be received by May 17th. The competition is timed to tie in with the release of Disney's new blockbuster, Tomorrowland, starring George Clooney. The film centres on teenager Casey teaming up with inventor Frank Walker (Clooney) upon discovering a magical world. The film is loosely based on the popular Disney theme park attraction of the same name, and will be at the box office from May 22nd.

The six winners will each receive a cheque for $3,000 and a 3D printer. Winners will also participate in the Disney Creativity Summer Mentorship Program. 

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