Launching People- a celebrity mentorship programme by Samsung

Here’s a platform for all you film makers, singers, foodies and photographers. Samsung is joining hands with UK’s hottest talent to give people an opportunity of a lifetime. ‘Launching People’ is a programme that will aim at helping those who want to launch a career in the respective fields. These talented artists along with Samsung, will search high and low for undiscovered talent in the country. They would aim at finding people with extraordinary potential and original ideas. The chosen candidates would then be guided on a one-on-one basis by their inspirational mentor and work towards creating a unique project. The journey from selecting the candidate, to working with the mentors, to finally launching the project will be documented and aired on television later in the year.

The celebrity mentors are:

Idris Elba– award winning actor, producer and DJ for the film category

Singer-songwriter, performer and actress Paloma Faith for the music category

For the food segment, Gizzi Erskine– the leading pop up chef and food writer and

Rankin who is a world famous portrait and fashion photographer mentoring the photography segment.

If you are food lover, budding film maker, musical game changer or photographer, then use this platform to pitch your brilliant ideas to those who are good in what they do, and can mentor you towards a great career. Andy Griffiths, President of Samsung UK and Ireland says, ‘Everyone knows Samsung for
launching products and every day we’re inspired by people who use
those products to achieve amazing things. ‘Launching People’ is
all about doing just that – launching people’s potential through
technology, whatever their stage in life. We hope to give people with
passion, ambition and a hungry mind, a launch pad for their bright
ideas and change their lives in a positive way.’  

For us foodies, here’s what Gizzi Erskine has to say. She is looking for someone who has passion and knowledge about food, and who is happy to be a little unconventional and break the rules. I’m sure there are readers out there who fit this bill to the T. Even if you don’t, there is no harm in giving it a go. Who knows, maybe you’ll be the next big thing in the food industry 🙂

This is how you can get involved:

Make a 2 minute video all about you and your ambition – a perfect chance to show off your passion, personality and your project idea to get the attention of the mentors. Add an image to it along with some copy and you’re good to go. Log on to to find out more, and you can also upload your submission there.

Up for grabs:

There are 2 opportunities for everyone:

1. The mentors will select four candidates with whom they’ll work one-to-one. The chosen proteges will spend 2 to 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. The public will get to vote for one winner in each category to receive GBP 500 for personal tuition and Samsung technology up to the value of GBP 2000.

Submissions are open till Thursday 6th March, 2014, and the final four will feature in a television series which will air on TV in spring this year

The ‘People’s Choice’ winners, voted for by the public on Facebook, will be announced on Friday 7th March, 2014

There are so many of you out there who are so good in what you do, but have not been given an opportunity to shine in the field. So make use of this fabulous opportunity Samsung has put forth and make yourself proud.

Disclaimer: This is a featured post for Samsung. All views and opinions are my own. Photographs and videos are courtesy of Samsung Launching People.

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