Marvel calling young female Avengers for Captain America: Civil War contest


Marvel launches contest ahead of Captain America: Civil War with the aim of getting teenage girls involved  in STEM.

Ahead of the May 6 release date of Captain America: Civil War, Marvel has launched a contest aimed at teenage girls with interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

The Captain America: Civil War – Girls Reforming the Future Challenge is calling on all young female Avengers ages 15-18, in grades 10-12, who want to help change the world through STEM subjects. The grand prize is an internship with Marvel Studios.

On the official website, Emily VanCamp (Sharon Carter), and Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), are on hand to introduce the contest in a short minute video.

“In Captain America: Civil War, each hero is forced to take a stand and choose a side in the fight for the future,” says Olsen in the video. “Although the team becomes divided, they are united by the same goals, the commitment to safeguard humanity, protect the Earth at all costs and make the world a better place for future generations.”

This challenge is based on those same ideals, with girls, who tend to move away from STEM subjects as they get older, embracing them to change the world and create a better future. The contest opened on March 11 and closes on March 26. There is an online application that needs to be filled out first to verify that you meet the requirements of the contest, and then a video is required to explain your project. Five finalists will be chosen and flown out to California to present their projects, tour the studio and attend the Hollywood premiere of the movie. Only one finalist will then be given the internship.

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Even if you are not eligible for the contest, go and watch the video on the website. It contains some new footage from the movie, including Sharon Carter, who has been absent from the trailers so far.