Have you an unfulfilled dream – something that you really really want to do, an idea that you believe could truly change your life? How do you seize that idea and change it into reality?
I believe that many people have a potential for greatness, and that there is a vast well of ability, ideas and innate talent out there. Many of us have amazing visions for our future, especially as children and young people when we believed that we could conquer the world and had a fair chance at greatness and success. But somehow situation and circumstances conspire to get in the way. Fragile confidences can be knocked and that vision which once seemed so attainable becomes a distant dream as real life takes over. Sadly time, resources, confidence can all become barriers, separating you from achieving your ideas and ambitions.
Samsung’s new initiative Launching People is a new mentorship programme which is looking for undiscovered talents in the fields of food, film, music, and photography. People with drive and innovative ideas will be mentored, coached and helped to remove the barriers stopping them realising their ideas, dreams and visions.
Launching People’s Mentors
Film: Idris Elba, award winning actor, producer, and DJ says: “I want a story that’s inspiring.”
Music: Paloma Faith, singer-songwriter, performer and actress says: “I’m really looking for something we’ve not seen in a British artist before.”
Food: Gizzi Erskine, leading pop up chef and food writer says: “The simple ideas can be the best. But a simple idea with a bit of glitter on it is far more exciting.”
Photography: Rankin, world famous portrait and fashion photographer says “I want to know what they do that’s different, that’s interesting.”
In this inspiring video Gizzi explains what she is looking for, acknowledges and thanks her mentor who was so instrumental in helping her get where she is today.
Interested in Taking Part?
To apply you need to make a 2-minute video all about you and your ambition. This is your chance to get the attention of one of the four mentors. You’ll also need to submit an image and a bit of copy.
You can find out more and upload your submission at Launching People.
Up For Grabs:
Two opportunities for everyone:
1. The mentors will select four candidates with whom they’ll work one-to-one. The chosen protégés will spend 2-3 weeks together, working closely with their mentors in a house fully furnished with Samsung’s latest technology on their personal projects, building towards a grand launch event and making their ideas and ambitions a reality.
2. And the public will get to vote for one winner in each category to receive £500 for personal tuition and Samsung technology up to the value of £2000.
3rd Feb – 6th Mar 2014 – Submissions and public voting
7th Mar 2014 – Winners of the People’s Choice are announced
13th Mar 2014 – Shortlisted candidates for the Grand Launch will be notified
17th Mar–10th Apr 2014 One-to-one mentoring and filming for a television series
I really like this project, chances like this are rare, so why not grab the opportunity and apply? Make that great idea reality.
This is a sponsored post for Samsung’s Launching People Programme. All opinions are my own. Images and video content courtesy of Samsung Launching People.