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Sprite® Zero Sugar and Target have teamed up with Marvel Studios’ Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and are celebrating the creativity and ingenuity of HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) students through a STEAM creation challenge.
HBCU STEAM Challenge Overview
No vibranium is needed for current HBCU students who choose to accept the challenge by showcasing their coolest inventions in the spirit of Wakanda, the most technologically-advanced, fictional country in the Marvel cinematic universe.
Students are encouraged to dial up their creative prowess by entering a description and sketch of their best science, technology, engineering, art, or math inventions using a Sprite® Zero Sugar bottle or can and up to five eligible Target-branded items.
Eligibility and Entry Requirements
Submissions are now being accepted for the Epic Battle with Zero limits through December 4, and invention sketches or drawings, along with a 250-word or less description of the idea, will be accepted from students 18 years of age or older pursuing a bachelor’s degree and enrolled on a full-time or part-time basis at an accredited HBCU.
All entries will be evaluated by a panel of qualified judges from Target and The Coca-Cola Company, with three finalists selected on December 13, 2022, based on appropriateness to the contest theme, marketability, innovation, and uniqueness of the creations.
Finalists and Prizes
The throne awaits the finalists, who will be announced at the Celebration Bowl (MEAC vs SWAC Championship football game) in Atlanta on December 17, where attendees will begin to cast their votes, with public voting open until December 26.
The $5K grand prize winner will be announced on December 30, with runners-up receiving $1K cash awards and all finalists receiving mentoring sessions with Target and Coca-Cola executives.
To register for the content and to see further details and the official rules, please visit: https://www.hbcusteamchallenge.com.