XPRIZE & Big Hero 6 Seek STEAM Heroes!

XPRIZE has teamed up with Disney's upcoming animated film Big Hero 6 for a contest that asks kids to propose creative solutions to the world's problems with the science, technology, engineering, art and math fields, or STEAM! Winners get a trip to L.A. for the Big Hero 6 premiere!

In Big Hero 6, heroes Hiro Hamada, Baymax, GoGo Tomago, Wasabi, Honey Ginger and Fred join forces to take on a dastardly criminal! The XPRIZE contest aims to seek out their super real-life counterparts!

The contest is open to 8-17 year olds, and asks them to think about the biggest challenges that people across the world face everyday, and to propose innovative solutions to these problems using STEAM!

Participants will submit videos that creatively communicate their ideas for a chance to win! Click here to check out more details!

Six grand prize winners will win a trip to Los Angeles, California, to walk the red carpet at the Hollywood Premiere of Big Hero 6.  They'll also get the chance for a behind-the-scenes tour of Walt Disney Animation Studios!

Winners also gain a contestant registration for FIRST LEGO League in the 2014-2015 competition season in the U.S. or Canada, and a Special littleBits NASA Space Kit and cloudBit Starter Kit.

FIRST LEGO League is an amazing robotics program that engages students in the engineering field by challenging them to build LEGO robots that can complete specific tasks.

littleBits is a company that aims to make learning electronics accessible to people of all ages. Its hardware allows users to learn and prototype with electronics without the hassle of wiring, soldering or programming, and they look super cool, too!

The contest closes on October 12, so be sure to get in your entires before then! Judges will rate the entries based on innovation, creativity and presentation, and 20 finalists will be picked for the final round!

From October 15 to October 19, voting on these awesome ideas will be open to the public. We can't wait to hear about the amazing innovations that win!

Big Hero 6 opens in theaters across the nation on November 7! To enter the XPRIZE contest, click here. You can also learn more about the movie here, and comment below or join us at SweetyHigh.com for updates!