Can you live without your smartphone for 1 year?
This is a challenged issued by Vitaminwater for smartphone addicts. If a contestant manages to go 365 days without using any smartphone, he or she can claim $100,000 prize.
To participate in the contest, you must share a post on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtags #nophoneforayear and #contest.
You will also have to explain why do you need a break from your smartphone and what you’d do with the time you’d generally spend on your smartphone.
Interested individuals have until 11:59 p.m. ET on January 8, 2019, to enter in the contest. All legal residents of the U.S. who are aged 18 or older and own a smartphone can enter the contest.
Thereafter, the company will select final participants based on their own criteria. The criteria to judge the entries include originality, brand relevance, humor, and other factors.
The official rules state that people who use their smartphone just for work and other commitments “need not apply.”
To prevent from cheating, Vitaminwater will also subject participants to a lie detector test to make sure that the contestant is honest and is following all the rules.
Those who get a chance to participate will have to revert to a 1996-era mobile phone for an entire year. They won’t be allowed to use any smartphone or tablet, even if the device belongs to a friend or family member.
But it is okay to use laptops or desktop computers and other voice-assistant based devices like Google Home or Amazon Echo.
Even if you manage to pull off the challenge for 6 months, you’d receive $10,000. It is lesser in comparison to the total prize money, but hey, something is better than nothing.
For detailed information about the contest, visit Vitaminwater’s website.