Seth MacFarlane is giving college students a chance at the Oscars

By Jon Hall,

On Friday, it was announced that the 2013 Academy Awards host Seth MacFarlane will begin a national contest search for college students interested in film. Contest winners will be flown to Los Angeles and given the opportunity to present an Oscar, sort of.

According to Reuters, the Oscar Experience Talent Search will be put on by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences and MTV's college network, MTVu. Entrants must submit a video answering the question, "How will you contribute to the future of movies?"

At least six winners will be flown to Los Angeles. Additionally, each winner will be on stage holding the Oscar. They will then give the award to the celebrity presenter who will then award it to the winner.

"We wanted everyone appearing on that stage to feel a deep commitment to film and its legacy, and most importantly, its future," 2013 Oscar producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron said.

According to the New York Times, applicants can apply at The Oscars Facebook page. The contest runs until January 19. Academy Award nominees will be released on January 15 and the ceremony is set for February 24.

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