Is it possible to keep yourself away from your smartphone for a year? Vitaminwater is offering $100,000 if you can stay off smartphones for a year.
To be a participant of this contest, you will need to post a photo on Twitter or Instagram telling vitaminwater® why you need a break from your smartphone. What would you do with all that time? And yes, don’t forget to include hashtags #nophoneforayear and #contest on your post. From now until Jan. 8, users can enter the contest by posting to Twitter or Instagram.
— vitaminwater® (@vitaminwater) December 11, 2018
In fact, the company is so confident that saying goodbye to a smartphone for 365 days is nearly impossible that it announced plans to give $100K to the first person who can do so successfully.
The company has released a list of ‘guidelines’ to be eligible for the competition.
- You may not use any smartphone for 365 days. if texting is a pleasant experience or you can get on the internet, it’s probably a smartphone.
- This means you may not physically operate, caress, hug or otherwise be physically affectionate with anyone’s smartphone
- If you’re lying in bed and miss your phone, do not attempt to sneak a midnight scroll… just close your eyes and dream about Vitaminwater
Vitaminwater will choose one participant who will trade their smartphone for a 2000s era calling-only phone. If the challenger makes it for six months they get $ 10,000 and if they make it for the full year they win $100,000.
Vitaminwater didn’t go into detail about how they’ll monitor the contest but said lie detector tests will be involved.
Still, $100k for not using a smartphone for a year? Someone will definitely do that.