Wednesday, October 28, 2009

What's Your Everest?

The act of climbing Mount Everest is the ultimate metaphor for the journey of life. Yes, the summit may seem impossible, but what's the point if you can't dream of reaching the top. So what's your Everest?

Expedition Champion is sponsoring a very cool sweepstakes called “What’s Your Everest?”. The contest, open to everyone, asks participants to submit a short video or an essay detailing a personal challenge or goal that qualifies as a “Mount Everest” in your life. A prize of $10,000 will be awarded to be applied toward your life goal.

Examples of “personal Everests” range from people training for their first marathon, getting a diploma, owning a home, getting in shape, quit smoking, or maybe even build a helium balloon that can carry a small child across Colorado. You can view current entries by clicking here, and then submit your own “What’s Your Everest” video or essay for your shot at the prize!

The deadline for all submissions is December 31, 2009. There is no limit on the number of entries per person, however, each entry must relate to a different personal goal.

Contestants and web surfers alike will be allowed to vote on their favorite entries. The 100 entries with the highest vote counts will then qualify for judging for the grand prize.

The top 100 qualified entries will be judged upon the following criteria, as demonstrated in the video or essay entry:

> Authenticity (35 %)
> Clear plan for goal achievement (25 %)
> Creativity (15 %)
> Positive outlook (15 %)
> Fit with the spirit of the Champion brand (10 %)

If you submit an entry be sure to let us know so that friends of this blog could possibly give you a hand with voting.

Good luck!

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1 comment:

Hiking lover said...

This is a great article.
Mats Lundkvist