With STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER just weeks from debuting in theaters, Disney is launching a new “Build My Droid” Contest as part of the Star Wars: Force for Change program. The goal is to inspire the next generation of heroes and innovators in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) and creative arts.
Contest and Prize
If you’re age 16 and up you can enter for a chance to design a droid that will be included in a future story set in the Star Wars galaxy. The winning designer will be invited to the film’s world premiere in December to witness the public debut of their droid design on the red carpet.
The contest is created in partnership with global robotics community FIRST to reaffirm the importance of STEM programs. FIRST inspires innovation and leadership through engaging, hands-on robotics challenges developed to ignite curiosity and passion in students in grade K-12. The support of FIRST is part of The Walt Disney Company’s commitment to provide inspiration and opportunity to the next generation of innovators. The 2020 FIRST RISE season is powered by Star Wars: Force for Change. Registration is open for all FIRST programs. Learn more at firstinspires.org/firstrise.
Requirements and Judging
The contest launches October 22nd, 2019, and contestants must submit their droid design in the form of a sketch, drawing, or painting at starwars.com/buildmydroidcontest by November 13, 2019. Eligible countries include United States and Canada, excluding Quebec, Great Britain (England, Scotland, Wales Only), France, Spain, Belgium, Japan and Mexico.
The panel of judges for the contest will include Star Wars Creature and Special Make-up Effects Supervisor Neal Scanlan, Lucasfilm Vice President, Creative Producer John Swartz, Lucasfilm Senior Creative Executive Pablo Hidalgo, celebrity Star Wars fan and STEM advocate Mayim Bialik, and Dean Kamen, FIRST founder and inventor of the LUKE Arm – a revolutionary prosthesis.
See it for Yourself
STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER soars into theaters December 20, 2019.