This year marks an impressive milestone for the Jurassic Park franchise, as the dinosaur adventure Steven Spielberg brought to the big screen turns 25! Universal Pictures will be releasing the highly-anticipated sequel to Jurassic World titled Fallen Kingdom later this June, but to celebrate the legacy of the franchise, they’ve partnered with Tongal to launch an interactive fan-driven contest!
Universal City, Calif. – January 5, 2018 –To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Jurassic Park’s theatrical release and the upcoming release of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Universal Brand Development and creative network Tongal have launched a user-generated-content (UGC) contest for fans to relive and recreate their favorite moments from the epic Jurassic Park, it was announced today. After a curation of the best and most original fan-generated content submissions, the compilation videos will be posted to the Jurassic World YouTube, Facebook and Instagram channels, as well as JurassicWorld.com every #ThrowbackThursday from January through April.
The celebration kicks off by inviting fans worldwide to submit videos where they either “relive” or “recreate” their favorite moments from the Jurassic Park film. To help get people excited, a video was created using diehard fan-generated content that includes surprise guests – and super-fans themselves – Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard who star in the upcoming Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Check out the video on YouTube and at www.JurassicWorld.com/JP25.
“Twenty-five years ago, Jurassic Park captured the imaginations of global audiences and transported them to a world where dinosaurs roam the Earth,” said David O’Connor, executive vice president and head of franchise management and brand strategy, Universal Brand Development. “With this call to action, we’re bringing together fans of all ages to showcase their creativity and celebrate all things Jurassic.”
Those who choose to relive the wonder and thrills of Jurassic Park are asked to submit a video about their favorite scene from the film and the impact it had on them. Alternatively, fans who want to recreate their most memorable moments are challenged to use their imaginations and remake scenes from Jurassic Park using animation, illustration, toys, family members, costumes, pets, special effects and more! Participants can submit their videos starting today through January 22, 2018, at JurassicWorld.com/JP25.
Up to 48 winners will be awarded $250 each—as well as Jurassic Park S.W.A.G.—and their videos will be shared with fans across Jurassic World social channels. Two grand-prize winners will be selected (one for each project) to receive $1,000, plus Jurassic Park products and DVD set.
The team at Hybrid Network is thrilled the Jurassic Park franchise has lasted and created memories for 25 years, and this new contest is the perfect way to celebrate the incredible fandom. Submissions will run until January 22nd for The Jurassic Park 25th Anniversary project, so be sure to stay active on social media and share your moments with the hashtag #JurassicPark25!
About Jurassic World
It’s been four years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles.
When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. Owen is driven to find Blue, his lead raptor who’s still missing in the wild, and Claire has grown a respect for these creatures she now makes her mission. Arriving on the unstable island as lava begins raining down, their expedition uncovers a conspiracy that could return our entire planet to a perilous order not seen since prehistoric times.
With all of the wonder, adventure and thrills synonymous with one of the most popular and successful series in cinema history, this all-new motion-picture event sees the return of favorite characters and dinosaurs—along with new breeds more awe-inspiring and terrifying than ever before. Welcome to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.