MARVEL’S THOR: THE DARK WORLD - ULTIMATE MENTOR ADVENTURE aims to empower girls ages 14 and up in grades 9-12 to embark on a journey that will allow them to explore their potential in the world of STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Through the collaborative efforts of MARVEL, the National Academy of Sciences, and Underwriters Laboratories, Inc., girls will have a chance to go out into the real world and ask successful women in STEM fields about what they do, how they got where they are…and how others can follow in their footsteps.
MARVEL’S THOR: THE DARK WORLD - ULTIMATE MENTOR ADVENTURE is looking nationwide for girls – just like you – ages 14 and up in grades 9-12 to apply to be a part of this incredible journey. Finalists from the applicant pool of MARVEL’S THOR: THE DARK WORLD - ULTIMATE MENTOR ADVENTURE will be selected for the opportunity to meet some of the most incredible women in science, all while conducting interviews, participating in experiments and interactive events, and getting the opportunity to go behind-the-scenes where the general public is not normally invited – all while having this adventure filmed.
On Friday, November 8th, 2013, finalists will conclude their journey and will be recognized at the Premiere Screening of their MARVEL’S THOR: THE DARK WORLD Ultimate MENTOR ADVENTURE documentary short. This video short will be shown at the historic El Capitan Theatre prior to the screening of MARVEL’S THOR: THE DARK WORLD on the film’s opening day.
You must be 14 years or older and enrolled in Grades 9-12 to enter.
Download the Application Form and the Authorization and Release Form. You and your parent or legal guardian must complete and sign the Authorization and Release form. Then fax the completed forms to (818) 544-0790 by 11:59 PM Pacific Time on October 20, 2013. NOTE: These forms must be completed and faxed before you submit your video. Incomplete applications and submissions without a completed Application Form and a completed and signed Authorization and Release Form will not be considered for MARVEL’S THOR: THE DARK WORLD - ULTIMATE MENTOR ADVENTURE.
Interview a successful woman working in a STEM field in your hometown. To get you started, we have provided you with some useful tools: a list of Potential STEM Careers, a handy guide of Tips for Contacting and Interviewing Your Mentor and a Map of Mentors.
This is your chance to go out into the real world and ask successful women in STEM fields about what they do, how they got where they are today, and how you might follow in their footsteps. Use the Map of Mentors as a resource for finding mentors in your hometown, or be bold and take this opportunity to speak with a woman you’ve always wanted to meet. Please remember to get permission from your parent or legal guardian before contacting any potential mentors. If you are going to visit your mentor in person, please bring along an adult who is 18 years or older.
Next, create a 5-minute video of yourself so that we can learn a little about you! You may use a Smartphone, computer, tablet, or a camera to make your video. Here is what we would like to know:
- Tell us about yourself. How are you like the character Jane Foster from MARVEL’s THOR?
- Tell us about your interview. Whom did you meet? What does she do? How is her career related to STEM? What inspired you?
- What next steps might you take to explore a STEM career?
- Why do you want to come to California for MARVEL’S THOR: THE DARK WORLD - ULTIMATE MENTOR ADVENTURE? What do you think you’ll learn?
Please only include your first name in the video. Videos that include last names, physical addresses, high school names, or any other identifying information will not be considered for MARVEL’S THOR: THE DARK WORLD - ULTIMATE MENTOR ADVENTURE.
Please make sure we can see and hear you clearly.
Editing, special effects, or enhancements of your video are not required. Your video can be one continuous shot without skipping, breaks, or edits. We want your raw footage.
Your video must be original, and you must own all rights to the video, including, without limitation, copyrights. Your video must not include any music and must not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other legal or moral rights of any person or entity, and you must have received all necessary written permissions if the video was videographed or composed by someone other than you. Your video cannot communicate messages or images inconsistent with the positive images and goodwill to which Disney wishes to associate.
Name your video file: your LastName_FirstName_MentorAdventure (e.g., Doe_Jane_MentorAdventure)
UPLOAD YOUR VIDEOS NOW THROUGH OCTOBER 20th. All video submissions must be uploaded to the MARVEL’S THOR: THE DARK WORLD Ultimate MENTOR ADVENTURE website www.ultimatementoradventure.com/VIDEOS by 11:59 PM Pacific Time on October 20, 2013. Videos submitted to any other address will not be considered.
Finalists of MARVEL’s THOR: The Dark World: ULTIMATE MENTOR ADVENTURE will be notified by Thursday, October 24, 2013. Each winner and one (1) legal guardian will travel to Los Angeles, California on or about Sunday, November 3, 2013 and will return home on or about Saturday, November 9, 2013 (the “Trip”). (Travel dates are approximate and are subject to change.) All winners must be available to travel to Los Angeles during this period and must be available to participate in the premiere screening of the MARVEL’s THOR: The Dark World ULTIMATE MENTOR ADVENTURE documentary short at 4:20 PM on November 8, 2013.
No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Contest commences on September 30, 2013 and ends at 11:59 PM Pacific Time on October 20, 2013. Open only to students who are 14 years and older and are currently enrolled in the 2013-2014 school year in Grades 9-12 and who are legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia. Click here for full Official Contest Rules.