For: Students, Teachers

Resource Type(s): Competitions

Grade Band: High School, Middle School

Subject(s): Arts, Science, Technology

Imagine the Future invites kids ages 11-18 to visualize how they would solve a problem in the year 2042. It’s an opportunity for kids to think deeply about an issue, tap into their creativity, and have their voices heard. Produce a 3-5 minute video in which you demonstrate how you, or you and others, will bring change to the world and convince viewers with your video. Let your imagination run wild; the results might just be out of this world.

In the spirit of Arthur C. Clarke, who used film and storytelling to imagine the future, kids are asked to produce a short video demonstrating how they would positively impact the world, with a focus on science, technology, art, and design.  Push far beyond what is possible today, think past what you are learning in school, and develop an imaginative solution that can be practically applied to a problem that you believe needs solving today so that the world by 2042 is better for it.

Finalists win scholarship prizes, a three-day trip to Washington, DC, and recognition at the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation Centenary Event on December 9, 2017. It’s free and easy for kids to take part in–as simple as using a smartphone for a video recorder. Intent to apply is due by September 25, and video submissions are due October 9. To find out more and see how to apply, visit the website.

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