ALBION: the enchanted stallion
National Creative Student Contest

We invite you to join us on a magical journey where you and a friend can win an all expenses paid trip to Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida.

Albion: The Enchanted Stallion

Follows a young outcast, Evie Flynn, who spends each day caring for her disabled father and dreaming of the day when she might own one of the beautiful horses she cares for at her part-time job at Champagne Stables.  But this ordinary girl takes an extraordinary journey when she is transported by a magical black stallion to the mystical world of Albion.  Here, Evie discovers that she, alone, is the key to saving an entire race of people.

Explore the World of Albion

Over 23 Nationally Awarded Teacher and Student Prizes

First, Second and Third place winners will be selected from each category, plus one grand prize winner who will receive an all-expense paid trip for TWO to Universal Studios and Universal Studios Resort in Orlando, FL!

Teacher & Student 
Grand Prizes

Each will receive two all expense paid tickets to Universal Studios Resort in Orlando, FL

1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners from each category

$500 - First Place
$250 - Second Place
$100 - Third Place

Honorable mentions & Most Liked Social Media winners

One Most Like Social Media (1) winner overall will receive one (1) $500 Gift Card.

Three (3) Honorable Mention winners in each of the three (3) categories receives $50 gift cards.

Discover the fantasy narrative of albion: the enchanted stallion and create your own unique creative solution to one, or all three, of our contest categories (Writing, Art, and Tagline).

Contest Category 01

Writing Contest

We’re looking for talented creative writers to create an original fantasy narrative of Albion. Choose one of the three prompts below to write a response to, the more creative your entry the better.
Submit Your Entry

Create a 5th treasure for Albion

Many young people today find it difficult to balance the demands of school, sports, leisure (computers, games), friends and family time.  Too much of any one thing is rarely good.  Cleaning your room is nice, but 10 hours of cleaning a day would be burdensome.  In Albion, the Four Treasures must be in balance.  Out of balance, the very trait or power that can be positive, becomes problematic.   The Cauldron of Plenty was used in a positive manner to provide food and necessities for the Danann, but General Eeder used the Cauldron only to produce food and riches for his own greedy self.  In balance, the Flame of Knowledge provides the comfort of discovering any fact you would like to know.  Out of balance, the Flame provides so much information that the Abbess can not make up her mind, and splits into five warring factions of herself, each arguing a different interpretation of the same event.  In balance, the Book of Healing provides comfort and healing to an injured person.  Out of balance, Gally’s possession of the Book makes him invincible and able to live forever, solitary, alone and, quite possibly, going mad.
In 250 words or less, create a fifth treasure for ALBION. It should have a power that is positive when in balance, but out of balance (i.e. too much of this power), the same trait causes havoc.

Who is your Dag Dia

Dag Dia of ALBION is thought to be a Kelpie, a shape-shifting equine creature that drags children underwater, never to be heard from again. But Dag Dia becomes Evie’s friend, protector, and unlikely hero.
In 250 words or less, describe an unlikely hero in your life.

Describe your Albion

Writer/Director Castille Landon created the world of ALBION because as a child she dreamed of having a magical stallion whisk her off to a world where she no longer felt like an outsider, as she often did when she was a young girl.
In 250 worlds or less, describe a world that you would create for yourself and what kind of person you would be in that world.

Contest Category 02

Art Contest

We’re looking for talented designers, illustrators, and art students to create a creative visual solution for Albion: The Enchanted Stallion. Choose from either challenge to submit your entry.
Submit Your Entry

Contest Category 03

Movie Tag-Line Contest

Tag-Lines are used to quickly summarize and give an enticing preview of what to expect. Create your own witty phrase or sentence as a movie tag-line.
Submit Your Entry

Create a movie tag-line for ALBION

Your tagline can be humorous or serious.  Come up with an short, creative, phrase or sentence that summarizes Albion: The Enchanted Stallion.
TAG-LINE EXAMPLES
  • CHICKEN RUN:  Escape or die frying
  • DUMB AND DUMBER:  For Harry and Lloyd, every day is a no brainer
  • CHRONICLES OF NARNIA:  Some journeys take us far from home. Some adventures lead us to our destiny.
  • JURASSIC PARK:  An adventure 65 million years in the making
  • INSIDE OUT:  A major emotion picture

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Have more questions about the Albion: The Enchanted Stallion Image & Writing Contest? Read our frequently asked questions below.

What is the “Albion: The Enchanted Stallion” Image and Writing Contest and who can enter?

The “Albion: The Enchanted Stallion” Image and Writing Contest is a national competition intended to help students face the challenge of communicating through a variety of media in this new century. There is little doubt that the ability to communicate effectively will play a significant role in college and career success. The contest is motivating for students, is consistent with rigorous education standards, and supports instruction without placing unreasonable demands on student or teacher time.

What are the acceptable file formats for images/photos/essays when submitting entries online?
When submitting your entry online we can accept these file types:  jpg, gif, png, or bmp, mov, wav. The maximum file size is 10 MB. You will be able to type or paste your text directly into the Essay text box.
How do I participate?
To participate, teachers and/or students can submit their entry using the online submission form. Entries can be submitted directly by students, teachers or by parents/legal guardians.
Can I submit multiple entries?
Each student can only submit one entry per contest category.
When does the contest end?
The contest ends on Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 11:59 PM EST.
Can students provide us with hard copies that we mail in?
Yes. The mailing address is: Albion Movie, Inc., 345 6th Avenue West, Bradenton, FL 34205.
The contest rules state that the contest is open to all students. In order to be COPPA Compliant, how does a student under the age of 13 submit his or her entry?
Students must be 13 years of age in order to submit their entry online. In Albion Movie, Inc.’s efforts to comply with applicable laws including The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, effective April 21, 2000, which applies to the online collection of personal information from children under 13, and if a student is under the age of 13 by the date of the entry, a parent/legal guardian or teacher will need to submit the entry.
How will the entries be judged?
After the conclusion of the contest period, a panel of qualified judges determined by Albion Movie, Inc. will select the winning entries, based on the following criteria:

The creative appeal of the entry (50%)

Organization and structure supporting the theme (25%)

The use of spelling, grammar and narrative of the entry (25%)
I’m a teacher who has a child in another school. May I submit an entry on behalf of my child, who is not in my class?
You may submit the entry as a parent. Students may enter the contest by submitting their own entry. However, as part of the submission process, students are required to include information about their teacher. The intent of the program is that the students, teachers and schools are all affiliated. This is a good opportunity for parents to reach out to their child’s school and teacher(s) and encourage them to participate in the program.
I home-school my children. May I participate?
Yes. If you are the teacher, whether affiliated with a school system or in a home-school arrangement, of a student and you are at least 21 years old, you are eligible to participate in the program.
I teach History and I would like to enter the “Albion: The Enchanted Stallion” Image and Writing Contest but some of my students will be entering the contest with their English teacher. Can I still register a student in my History class?
Yes, you can still register. But each student will be allowed to submit only one entry for judging. This means that if you have students who will be participating in the contest with another teacher, and the student submits an entry from each class, the entry with the most recent time stamp at the end of the contest will be judged in the contest.
Are all after-school programs/participants eligible to enter, or will they need to be affiliated with the school?
The “Albion: The Enchanted Stallion” Image and Writing Contest would serve as a wonderful after-school program activity, as long as it is affiliated with a teacher and a school.
Are school librarians eligible to enter?
Yes. A librarian may register and participate in the program. You may register as a teacher and submit the student entries. Remember that students may be working on the contest with their regular teachers, so they should keep in mind that the most recent entry will be judged for the contest.
I’d like to incorporate this contest into my regular classroom instruction. Am I allowed to help my students revise their entries to final drafts, as I typically would with any writing assignment?
Absolutely! We encourage teachers to incorporate this activity into their lesson plans. Note: Each module identifies the supporting teaching standard.