Bring your vision and energy, and Disney Dreamers will give you the tools and inspiration that turn dreamers into doers. High schoolers, ages 13 to 19, join the Class of 2020 can apply to win a trip to Disney Dreamers Academy – a 4-day, power-packed event in which 100 select high school students – ages 13 to 19 – are inspired, motivated and prepared to dream big.
Mail: To register by mail, an Entrant must follow the instructions on the application form, including typing or legibly writing his/her name, complete street address (No P.O. Boxes allowed), home phone number, valid email address, age, name of high school and its city, state and zip code, school phone number, grade level. Entrant must sign and date his/her application form and mail it with his/her Contest Submission. Contest Submissions submitted via mail-in must be mailed in a properly stamped envelope to:
Dreamers Academy Essay Contest
P.O. Box 25138
West Bloomfield, MI 48033-7496
Postmarked by 10/26/19 and received by 10/31/19 or via overnight mail to Dreamers Academy Essay Contest, 25200 Telegraph Road, Suite 405, Southfield, MI 48033-7496
A contest submission consists of the registration information, the authorization of the parent or legal guardian, three separate Essays written in response to the questions below, and three separate answers written in response to the Rapid Fire Questions below. Regardless of method of submission, an Entrant may submit only one Contest Submission throughout the Contest Period.
Three Essays: Regardless of whether an Entrant submits a Contest Submission through an on-line method of entry or through mail-in, an Entrant must prepare three separate Essays, each one answering one of the following three essay questions. The Essays must be in the Entrant’s own words and must be written entirely in English. The individual character count for each of the three Essays may not exceed 1,200 characters. The three essay questions are:
- Essay Question 1 – What celebrity, community leader, or social media influencer inspires you and why?
- Essay Question 2 – If you could impact one social issue, what would it be and why?
- Essay Question 3 – What inspires your dream and what obstacles have been a challenge to achieving your dream?
Three Rapid Fire Questions: Regardless of whether an Entrant submits a Contest Submission through an on-line method of entry or through mail-in, an Entrant must prepare three separate responses, each one answering one of the following three Rapid Fire Questions. The answers to the Rapid Fire Questions must be in the Entrant’s own words and must be written entirely in English. The individual character count for each of the three Rapid Fire Question answers may not exceed 140 characters.
The three Rapid Fire Questions are:
- Rapid Fire Question 1 – If you were given a phone / recording device and 24 hours, where would you go and what would you capture?
- Rapid Fire Question 2 – Which title (movie or book) best describes you and why?
- Rapid Fire Question 3 – How could the world be different because you have achieved your dream?
Judging Criteria: Character of Entrant – 40%, Attitude of Entrant – 40%, Sincerity of Essays – 10%, and Best fit for the Academy – 10%.
Grand Prize (100): A trip for the Contest Winner and his/her parent or legal guardian to the Academy. The trip is to be scheduled in March 2020 (Dates subject to change in Sponsor’s sole discretion, winner will be notified of final dates), at Walt Disney World® Resort near Orlando, Florida, and consists of round-trip coach air transportation for two people between the major gateway airport in the United States closest to the Contest Winner’s residence (selected by Disney) and Orlando International Airport; two round-trip ground transfers between Orlando International Airport and the Walt Disney World® Resort; 4-day/3 night hotel accommodations (one standard room/double occupancy); a total of three breakfasts, two lunches, and two dinners for two people; admission for the Contest Winner to all Academy events; ground transportation to and from such events; and admission for the Contest Winner and his/her guest to the Walt Disney World Theme Parks as needed to attend the Academy events and for general admission. If Contest Winner resides less than 125 miles from the Walt Disney World Resort, the Contest Winner is responsible for all transportation costs for Contest Winner and Contest Winner’s guest to the Walt Disney World Resort. ARV: $3,600
Official Rules: US, Void AK, HI, 13 and 19 years old and will be in the 9th through 12th grade during the 2019-2020 school year at an accredited school located within the 48 contiguous United States or District of Columbia. . March 31 – October 31, 2019. One entry per person.