The Awesome Way Jurassic Park Is Celebrating Its 25th Anniversary

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Do you want to feel old? Jurassic Park turns 25 this year. In the two and a half decades since the film's initial theatrical release, it has spawned an entire generation of movie fans, as well as a major franchise -- one which will even continue later this year with the premiere of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. That legacy has developed a vast iconography, and to celebrate that reputation, the folks behind Fallen Kingdom have officially started a fan-centric competition to honor the franchise's 25th birthday.

If you have a favorite scene from the original Jurassic Park, then you might want to pull out a video camera and find your own unique way to do an homage to it. In honor of Jurassic Park's 25th birthday (or, #JurassicPark25), a contest has officially been announced, in which fans can submit their own versions of classic scenes from the original film to win various prizes.

More details can be found at the Jurassic World website, but we can confirm that the grand prize of the contest is $1000 and a "Jurassic Park prize package." The contest will run from January 5 to January 22, so you have a couple of weeks to perfect your entry and get it submitted for review.

To celebrate the announcement of this event, and to give us a better sense of how fans have already started to participate, a video has been released teasing the details of the competition. Check it out below.

As you can see, there's already quite a bit of passion and enthusiasm for the legacy of Jurassic Park. If you want to get in on the action, all you have to do is take part.

It's not hard to understand why Jurassic Park has become such a beloved piece of intellectual property over the course of the last 25 years. The Steven Spielberg-directed adaptation of the Michael Crichton novel broke new ground in the world of special effects, and the franchise has continuously provided audiences with a wide variety of dino-themed thrills with each passing installment -- even if Jurassic Park III wasn't so great. The franchise saw a massive resurgence with Colin Trevorrow's Jurassic World in 2015, so it only seems logical that fans who grew up with the film now have a chance to give back in the form of their art.

CinemaBlend will bring you any and all relevant information related to the Jurassic franchise as new details are made available to us. Until then, make sure to check out our movie premiere guide and mark down your calendars for the June 22, 2018 release of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

Conner Schwerdtfeger

Originally from Connecticut, Conner grew up in San Diego and graduated from Chapman University in 2014. He now lives in Los Angeles working in and around the entertainment industry and can mostly be found binging horror movies and chugging coffee.