As Rapunzel is welcomed into the Disney Princess royal court on Oct. 2 at Kensington Palace in London, England, Disney Princess fans can feel a part of the special occasion by participating in an online video contest on Disney.com.
Whether it's the kindness shown by Cinderella, determination of Tiana, or adventurous nature of Rapunzel, girls connect with Disney Princess characters in different ways to bring their own stories to life.
With the "Your Princess Moment - The Story Begins With You" video upload contest, fans age 12 and under can submit a 45 second video singing part of one of four songs from the upcoming Disney Princess Fairy Tale Songs compilation album - available Sept. 20 from Walt Disney Records.
Alternatively, fans can submit a video recreating a favorite Disney Princess scene, dressing up or performing a dance.
Videos entered today through Sept. 12, 2011 at Disney.com/PrincessMoment are eligible for the ultimate Grand Prize - a trip for four to London for Rapunzel's royal celebration.
From videos entered by Oct. 4, 2011, one First Prize winner will be selected to receive a 3D TV and DVD assortment from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, and 10 Second Prize winners will receive the Disney Princess Ultimate Dream Castle from Mattel. Parental consent is required to enter the contest.
Disney will officially welcome Rapunzel as the 10th Disney Princess character at a high profile, star-studded celebration, to take place in front of a global audience on Oct. 2, 2011. Little princesses from across the globe will watch Rapunzel be welcomed into the Disney Princess royal court by Ariel, Aurora, Belle, Cinderella, Jasmine, Mulan, Pocahontas, Snow White and Tiana. In a world first, Kensington Palace, London, UK, was chosen by Disney as the perfect location for this magical welcoming ceremony of a Disney Princess, as it has been the home of many real life princesses over the centuries.
For full contest rules, prize information and details for how to enter, please visit Disney.com/PrincessMoment.
Maria Pilar Clark is a mom times two and Windy City-based writer.
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