Youth Social Website Rocket21 Launches "Dream with Your Heart", A Cause-Oriented Essay & Design Contest Featuring "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition"

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Rocket21™ (the new social network where kids explore amazing possibilities for their lives and futures) announced the start of a new contest featuring “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” (the Emmy Award winning, quintessential feel-good reality television show), to promote self-expression, creativity, and social awareness among youth by encouraging them to write short essays, submit designs, or shoot videos to demonstrate their ideas for addressing challenges faced by individuals, families, or groups.

Rocket21 Dream with a Heart Contest featuring Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Rocket21 Dream with a Heart Contest featuring Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

We’re delighted to collaborate with Rocket21 on this opportunity to support and celebrate the next generation of caring designers, writers, and good neighbors, noted Diane Korman, Senior Producer, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.

Rocket21™ (the new social network where kids explore amazing possibilities for their lives and futures) announced the start of a new contest featuring “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” (the Emmy Award winning, quintessential feel-good reality television show), to promote self-expression, creativity, and social awareness among youth by encouraging them to write short essays, submit designs, or shoot videos to demonstrate their ideas for addressing challenges faced by individuals, families, or groups.

“Dream with Your Heart” is the latest wave in Rocket21’s “Dream Here -- Dream Big” Contest Series. One passionate student dreamer will win an inspiring, behind-the-scenes experience as a VIP guest on location with the cast and crew of ”Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” in January 2012.

Rocket21 is about supporting all kids’ dreams, every single day. And we are also connecting with inventive partners who can help us design once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to inspire our members’ imaginations and extend their passions. Our Dream with Your Heart promotion featuring “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” is one such opportunity. Our winner will see first-hand how the real people involved in media, design, engineering, philanthropy, corporate responsibility, and community involvement can ignite – and deliver – a profound, positive change for a family or group,” said Rocket21 President and COO Jodell Seagrave.

Hundreds of experts, called R21 PROs, from hundreds of fields have been invited to interact with kids. They include explorers, artists, ecologists, business executives, entertainers, scientists, engineers, nurses, doctors, educators, and more – people who do some of the amazing things kids dream of doing.

“During its nine seasons on-air, ”Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” has transformed the lives of thousands of deserving families, while bringing communities and businesses together to re-build homes and entire neighborhoods in just one week,” noted Diane Korman, Senior Producer, ”Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”. “We’re delighted to collaborate with Rocket21 on this opportunity to support and celebrate the next generation of caring designers, writers, and good neighbors."

From now through January 9th, Rocket21 student members are invited to submit ideas through essays, drawings, photos, or videos to demonstrate their ideas for life-changing designs. A panel of expert judges from the ”Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” team and related professions will select a winning concept on the basis of originality, creativity, and passion. The winning youth (plus three family members and friends) will be VIP guests on location for the “REVEAL” show to be aired as a special during the holidays in 2012.

About Rocket21
Rocket21 provides unprecedented access to world-class experts and organizations while protecting them with a combination of state-of-the-art, real-time filtering and human moderation, extensive safety and security precautions, and a specialized infrastructure designed to keep kids safe.

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About Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
The Emmy award winning reality program ”Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” now in its 9th season, is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. It’s executive-produced by Brady Connell and George Verschoor. David Goldberg is Chairman, Endemol North America. The show airs Sundays from 8:00-9:00 p.m., ET on ABC.

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