Kids who love movies and love to talk about them are being offered the chance of a lifetime. KIDS FIRST! has launched a three-month-long nationwide search for five kids to become official KIDS FIRST! Film Critics. The five lucky winners — who will each serve a twelve-month term as an official KIDS FIRST! Film Critic — will be sent to Red Carpet events and advance film screenings where they will review new family films, interview celebrities and blog about upcoming films. Additionally, those who enter could have the chance to win a $10,000 college scholarship courtesy of Stepping Stones Entertainment, which will be awarded to the film critic who writes the best review of “The Velveteen Rabbit.”

“We are very excited about this first-ever Film Critics’ Campaign, which ties in directly to KIDS FIRST!’s mission. From the very beginning, we have had kids participating as jurors in our endorsement program, but this campaign really takes it to a new level – giving a select group of kids the opportunity to become mini film critic celebrities. And, for one lucky kid, a $10,000 scholarship!” said Ranny Levy, President and Founder of KIDS FIRST!

The overall focus of the program is to teach children healthy media habits, as well as strong critical-thinking, writing and public-speaking skills that will stay with them for a lifetime. The KIDS FIRST! Film Critics Search runs through October 20 and is open to children between the ages of 6 and 15.