Disney loves to partner up with nonprofit groups for exciting contests while tying it to marketing their tentpole films. Sure it may sound like a marketing plug, it also helps the younger audience to be inspired to do good in the field of academics, citizenship, etc. So for the upcoming Big Hero 6, Disney has partnered up with XPRIZE, a leading organization solving the world’s Grand Challenges by creating and managing large-scale, high-profile, incentivized prize in five areas: Learning; Exploration; Energy & Environment; Global Development; and Life Sciences.
The two have launched a video contest between the ages of 8 and 17 to harness their creativity and come up with innovative ideas to tackle the world’s biggest challenges using science, technology, engineering, art and/or mathematics. Hit the jump to learn more. [Read more...]