Disney Seeking Real Guardians Of The Galaxy

In conjunction with the release of Guardians of the Galaxy into theaters on August 1, Walt Disney [...]

In conjunction with the release of Guardians of the Galaxy into theaters on August 1, Walt Disney Studios, Marvel Studios, Dolby Laboratories and Visa Signature are teaming up for the Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy – Guardians of Good contest.

The contest invites men and women ages 14-18 from across the US to share stories of how they are bettering their communities through service, science or innovation. The contest seeks to connect these "real Guardians of the Galaxy" with Peer Guides, who are already doing great things, in order to learn from their suceesses.

Entries will be accepted between June 11, 2014 and June 29, 2014. Application forms, eligibility requirements, official contest rules and more information are available at https://www.marvelguardiansofgood.com.

Applicants for Guardians of Good will participate in online sessions with Peer Guides, who will include representatives from generationOn, Broadcom MASTERS, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Marvel's Thor: The Dark World Ultimate Mentor Leadership Council. Peer Guide sessions are scheduled to take place between June 13, 2014 and June 21, 2014. The Peer Guides will discuss their personal stories of service, science or innovation as well as learnings and advice.

Following the Peer Guide sessions, all applicants will then submit a short video explaining how they are improving the galaxy and what inspiration and guidance they received from their Peer Guides. The five best video entries will be selected as winners.

The five winners will each receive: Two round-trip tickets to Hollywood, including hotel accommodations, from July 20 through July 23, 2014, to be on the red carpet at the World Premiere of Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy on July 21, 2014; an invitation to the first-ever Guardians of Good Innovation & Service Summit on July 22 at The Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, where professionals and peers will share their knowledge; a backstage tour of the Disneyland Resort; and a red-carpet screening of the film at a Dolby Atmos TM Theatre in or near the winner's hometown.

Guardians of Good Innovation & Service Summit is scheduled to include presenters from NASA/JPL, speaking on the monitoring and protection of Earth through asteroid detection and Earth-observing satellites and ensuring the safety of Mars spacecraft during a comet encounter, Disney Imagineers, generationOn, Broadcom MASTERS, Discovery Science Center, & Disney Global Community Outreach.