Reality shows exist for so many different professions - cooking, dancing, singing, fashion designing - and it seems the trend isn't slowing down. The newest arena for competition? Technology. Specifically, something a little sexier than fiddling with hard drives - these smart AF competitors are going to be creating cool, compact wearables, and the competition is open to tech whizzes over the age of 15.
The show, tentatively called America's Greatest Makers, will air on TBS in spring of 2016. Mark Burnett, the brains behind shows like Survivor, The Apprentice and The Voice, will partner with United Artists Media Group, Turner Broadcasting System and Intel to host a competition to uncover the next groundbreaking wearable technology. The show is an extension of Intel's branded content that branches into multimedia entertainment, touching digital, social and mobile platforms in addition to television.
The best part? ANYONE can apply to be a maker, even 'teenage wunderkinds,' according to this Intel IQ post. All you have to do is submit this application, accompanied by a video explaining who you are and what experience you have, and some details about your wearable idea. Be sure to state the target audience of your wearable, how it meets a need in the market and what makes it unique. The window to submit applications closes on October 2, so start brainstorming!
"Candidate entries will be evaluated not only on the strength and originality of their concepts, but also market viability for commercialization and of course their passion and conviction for their idea," Kate Brooks, a rep for Intel, told Cambio.
We're definitely going to tune in to see what awesome #BUILTBYGIRLS stuff comes out of the competition!