Monday, November 8, 2010

The Life Improvement Project’s Sabbatical Contest

If you’ve been fantasizing about taking some time off to do something good for your community, you might be interested in the Sabbatical Contest that Ikea’s The Life Improvement Project is holding. Judges will select one winner of $100,000 for a project (or sabbatical) to benefit others, based on criteria that include passion, feasibility, and creativity. First, though, the contest has two key limitations:

  • The winner and project must be in the contiguous United States.
  • The deadline to enter is today.

It’s a useful exercise to think about what you might do with extended time off from your regular work or a substantial sum of money. More often than you might expect, people do tend to think of projects that would benefit the world around them in some way.

To read more about the contest, or enter: