1. You must enter the competition only as a team of at least two participants with no more than four participants.
2. To qualify, each team participant must meet the following requirements:
Be either a student at least 18 years of age with Junior, Senior or Full-time Graduate student standing in a college or university in the U.S. AND currently enrolled in one of the disciplines listed below; OR a graduate from a college in the U.S. in one of the disciplines listed below, with no more than 1 year past graduation at the time of application into the competition;
Construction/ Project Management
Graphic / Communications Design
Interactive Media Design
Media Production (Digital, TV, Film)
Theater Design and Production
Be sponsored by a college or university, or a certified 501(c)3 Organization or Association in the U.S. whose focus is one of the disciplines listed above.
3. For valid entry, the Entry Form must be signed by an authorized representative of one of the following: a College or University, a certified 501(c)3 Organization, or Association.
4. Previous finalists in the ImagiNations Design Competition who have presented a submission at Walt Disney Imagineering are not eligible to participate.
5. Current or former employees of Walt Disney Imagineering and their immediate family are not eligible for this competition.
Proof of current enrollment or recent graduation from a college or university in the U.S.
Letter from college/university or copies of transcripts will be accepted and must clearly indicate current enrollment, standing (i.e. Junior, Senior or Full-Time Graduate) and Major/Minor
501(c)3 certificate for association or organization (if applicable)
Upon notification of qualification, you will be asked to submit your project by the project submission deadline.
Teams that do not submit a fully completed application by the application deadline will be automatically disqualified.
Terms & Conditions
Submitted ideas must be original and solely the work of the team members. Participants cannot be in more than one team. Only one project per team will be accepted.
All team members must meet competition guidelines by the application deadline and must also be available to participate in the final competition.
Incomplete applications, or those with documents that do not clearly indicate enrollment or recent graduation, standing and major/minor by the application deadline, will be automatically disqualified.
Project submissions that do not meet project submission guidelines will be automatically disqualified.
In consideration for the opportunity to win an all-expenses-paid-trip to Walt Disney Imagineering, to be considered for an internship opportunity, the opportunity to win a cash prize and for the opportunity for the University or Association or Organization whose signature(s) appears on the submitted Entry Form to receive a $1,000 grant (to be split equally among the Universities, Associations and/or Organizations represented by the team) if our entry is adjudged the first place winner, I/we understand and agree that any and all submissions will become the sole property of Walt Disney Imagineering and will not be returned. All rights to use these ideas will be retained by Walt Disney Imagineering without expectation by me/us of other consideration. Any offer of an internship or other employment opportunity is expressly contingent on my/our eligibility for employment in the United States.
Walt Disney Imagineering reserves the right to disqualify a team and/or not to offer an internship opportunity.
Application Deadline Completed application must be postmarked between September 17th - October 12th, 2012.
Project Submission Qualified participants will be notified by October 22nd, 2012 and asked to submit their project, which must be received by November 9th, 2012. (Submission template will be provided upon qualification)
Final Competition Finalist teams will be invited to Walt Disney Imagineering in Glendale, California in late January 2013 to present their projects to a panel of Walt Disney Imagineering executive judges.
All applications and submissions should be sent to the following address:
Walt Disney Imagineering Attn: ImagiNations Design Competition 1401 Flower St. MC: 9030 Glendale, CA 91221-5020
All qualified applicants will be considered for internship opportunities at Walt Disney Imagineering or other Walt Disney Company business units.
Disney Legend, ImagiNations Founder
2008 Finalists with mentor
2011 Finalist Team Woodbury University
2010 Finalist Team with mentors
University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign