Spreading the word : Samsung Mentoring Campaign

 This is post is more about your aspirations than it is about food. 

Last week a wannabe food blogger contacted Pebble Soup with a few good  ideas for a guest post. she seems really keen. So we agreed that she could write a blog post which would be published. That was last week and since I haven't heard anything. 
Conclusion: It takes a bit more than a good idea and enthusiasm. It takes guidance too.

Following this sorry episode, enters Gizzi Erskine, chef, Sunday Times' contributor and food writer. Gizzi has joined forces with Samsung's Launching people campaign to give individuals with a brilliant idea the opportunity to realise their project.
The campaign covers food, film, music and photography.  The mentors are an impressive "brochette" of talents.  Gizzi's partners are award-winning actor and producer Idris Elba, singer-songwriter Paloma Faith and portrait and fashion photographer Rankin.

In the next few weeks they will be searching for undiscovered British and Irish talent. If you are interested, have a look at the video below where Gizzi talks about the program from her perspective:

Still interested? Would like to know a little more?
Gizzi Erskine: “I want to see someone that has a serious passion for the industry – I want to understand their passion and be able to see and feel it. I want to show that you don’t have to be conventional to be successful. I’m looking for someone who’s happy to break the rules – and maybe teach me a thing or two along the way. The simple ideas can be the best. But a simple idea with a bit of glitter on it is far more exciting.”  

Film: Idris Elba, award winning actor, producer, and DJI want a story that’s inspiring.”       

Music: Paloma Faith, singer-songwriter, performer and actress I’m really looking for something we’ve not seen in a British artist before."

Photography: Rankin, world famous portrait and fashion photographer I want to know what they do that’s different, that’s interesting


The chosen candidates will work with one of the four inspirational mentors to collaborate on a unique project. Their journey, from meeting the mentors to the launch of their project, will be documented in a television series to air later this year.
So, if you've got a great idea and think you have what it takes to impress the talented panel of mentors, then pitch your project via www.launchingpeople.co.uk between now and Thursday 6th March 2014.  Gizzi, Idris, Paloma and Rankin will each choose one person to work with one-on-one, helping to bring their ideas to life and launch their project.

To apply you need to make a 2-minute video all about you and your ambition. This is your chance to show off your passion, your personality, and your project idea, to get the attention of the mentors. Add an image and a bit of copy and you’re good to go.  You can find out more and upload your submission at: LaunchingPeople.co.uk

Two opportunities for everyone:
1. The mentors will select four candidates with whom they’ll work one-to-one. The chosen protégés will spend 2-3 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. There is also a people's choice where the public will get to vote for one winner in each category to receive £500 for personal tuition and Samsung technology up to the value of £2000. Disclaimer: This is a commissioned piece. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Photos and video content courtesy of Samsung Launching People.  

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