Here’s a fantastic opportunity for high school girls to use their science, technology, engineering and math skills for a fantastic opportunity. Marvel is offering a new challenge that will reward five finalists each with $500, a trip to Hollywood, an opportunity to walk the red carpet for the premier of Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War, a tour of Walt Disney Studios and Dolby Laboratories, and more. Not only that, but the grand prize winner will win an internship at Marvel Studios.
The contest, which runs from now until March 26, 2016, tells girls:
Calling all girls between the ages of 15 and 18 and in grades 10 – 12 who want to make a positive change in the world through STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)!
Have you developed or dreamed of an amazing project you think could revolutionize the world, simplify our lives, help the disabled, or just make life on earth a little better, safer, or healthier?
Then MARVEL’S CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR – GIRLS REFORMING THE FUTURE CHALLENGE is for you!
The contest asks girls to “explore their inner potential to reform the future with positive world change” by creating an original and innovative project using STEM. Entrants can create a new project for the challenge or submit a project previously developed for a class, science competition or just for fun. Science, technology, engineering, or mathematics must be used in the creation of the project, and the project should have the potential to benefit humankind. After completing the project, girls submit a short video demonstrating and explaining the benefits of the project, how STEM helped develop the project and why they would like an internship at MARVEL STUDIOS.
Five finalists will be selected and each will:
- Receive a $500 High Yield Savings account from Synchrony Bank.
- Receive a trip to Hollywood, California for the finalist and a parent or legal guardian for the opportunity to present their project to leaders in science and industry at MARVEL STUDIOS.
- Will participate in a live global Broadcom Masters webinar during which they will discuss how their STEM skills enabled them to create their projects.
- Have the opportunity to walk the red carpet at the World Premiere of MARVEL’S CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR on April 12, 2016.
- Receive a tour of the Walt Disney Studios and Dolby Laboratories facilities.
One winner will be selected from the finalists to receive an internship opportunity at MARVEL STUDIOS.
To enter, girls are asked to do the following:
STEP 1: READ THE OFFICIAL RULES.
Make sure you qualify for the challenge: you are between the ages of 15 and 18, in grades 10 – 12, live in the United States, and would be able to obtain a work permit should you earn the internship.
STEP 2: DEVELOP YOUR IDEA.
Find your idea. Think about how you would like to reform the future. Look for inspiration from your teachers, your family, your friends, and the world around you.
STEP 3: COMPLETE THE APPLICATION FORM.
Come back to the website and click on the APPLY page to complete the online application form. Applications will be accepted from 4:00AM Pacific Time on March 11, 2016 to 9:00PM Pacific Time on March 26, 2016. You are strongly encouraged to apply early to ensure full consideration.
STEP 4: RECEIVE CONFIRMATION.
Once your application has been processed, you will receive a confirmation email (processing takes approximately 48 hours).
STEP 5: CREATE AND HAVE FUN!
Create, build, or repurpose an existing project! Use your STEM skills and show us your original and innovative idea.
STEP 6: CREATE A VIDEO.
Once your application is accepted, and once your project is complete, you will create a video (not to exceed 5 minutes in length) of yourself and your project. In your video you will answer the questions below and show off your amazing project. You may use a Smartphone, computer, tablet, or camera to make your video. Please make sure we can see and hear you and your project clearly in your video!
STEP 7: UPLOAD YOUR VIDEO.
For full rules and more information, click here.