Pictures like this, of Walt Disney with Dr. Wernher von Braun of NASA, are the sort of non-Disney-company photo you’ll see at the Walt Disney Family Museum
If you’re a real fan of Disney history, particularly as it relates to famous founder Walt Disney, then you’re in luck, because there’s a new museum out there tailored for you: The Walt Disney Family Museum.
Just a year old, the museum was founded with the goal of preserving Walt’s history. Its mission is to separate the story of Walt Disney the man from information about the brand his name has become. The museum contains unique photographs and tales about the man, including information on work he did that doesn’t relate directly to his company. Now that the museum has reached its one-year anniversary, it’s holding a contest to celebrate.
If a trip to the Walt Disney Family Museum in the Presidio of San Francisco sounds perfect to you, then you should consider entering the One Year Anniversary Contest. The video contest, running until November 15, encourages fans to make a YouTube video about Why Walt Disney matters.
The contest will declare a first, second, and third place winner. The prizes, according to the official rules of the contest, are as follows: The Grand Prize includes a private tour for four of the Walt Disney Family Museum, three hours of video editing or animation/claymation time in the museum’s private studio, a Kodak Playsport camera, dinner for two at the Presidio’s La Terrasse restaurant, dual one-year membership to the museum, and more.
Second place winners receive free admission for two to the museum, a single one-year membership to the Walt Disney Family Museum, lunch for two at the Cafe, and more. The third place prize is free admission for two, a $50 gift certificate to the museum’s store, and a copy of “The Man, the Magic and the Memories,” a book with exclusive details on Walt Disney’s life.
To enter, contestants must create a video containing three things: a message about why Walt Disney matters, feature San Francisco or a San Francisco landmark with a mention of the Presidio as the museum’s location, and images of Walt Disney provided in the contest’s Toolkit. Videos also must be family-friendly, thus containing no profanity or other inappropriate content.
Those interested in entering the contest, after making their video, must view the Launch Contest video on the Walt Disney Family Museum’s YouTube channel and upload their own as a response. They also must send an email to the Walt Disney Family Museum with “The Walt Disney Family Museum Anniversary Video Contest” as the subject title and in the body include their name, address, telephone number, email address, YouTube username, and link to the video.
Full contest details are on the Walt Disney Family Museum’s blog, including rules and conditions and the Toolkit containing historic Walt Disney images provided for use in contestant’s videos. Creativity and innovation, hallmarks of Walt Disney himself, are encouraged in the videos. If you’d like to apply, make sure to create and upload your video soon, as the contest ends on November 15 at 11:59 p.m. PST.