Your Big Year: Entrepreneur Competition

Register now and enter a competition that could change your life. The incredible prize is to win a “money can’t buy” trip around the world.  Millions of people want to travel the world and return with new skills.  But how would you like to do it for free?

A competition to win a 12-month, round-the-world trip will be launched on July 1st, 2010.  Your Big Year is seeking enthusiastic, adventurous and enterprising individuals who are free to explore the globe from January 2011.

The competition, which is free to enter and open to all adults worldwide, will test entrants’ skills in communication, charity fund-raising and entrepreneurial spirit. The best 24 people will spend a week in Liverpool, UK, where they will undertake a series of tasks as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week (15th – 21st November).  The two who perform best will win the prize and explore the world together. Travel, accommodation
and living costs will be covered.

It will be the trip of a lifetime but be warned: this is not a holiday.

calendarOur two winners will be expected to volunteer on a variety of projects on all five continents – from teaching children in South America. to conservation work in Asia.  They will act as ambassadors for Your Big Year, as they meet inspirational people from all walks of life – from the entrepreneurs of the Developing World, to global leaders and business icons.  They will also be expected to document their experiences on film and in blogs. Full media training and kit will be provided.

Your Big Year is being organised by leadership development firm Smaller Earth, in partnership with
numerous agencies, universities and businesses.

For more details – and to register your interest – visit

Chris Arnold, CEO of Smaller Earth, said: “This is truly a prize that money can’t buy, and we anticipate huge interest from across the globe. Not only will our two winners experience the trip of a lifetime, but we hope they will have the opportunity to fulfill their potential, develop their enterprise skills and stimulate their entrepreneurial spirit. The competition process has been designed with similar aims in mind, so that even the thousands of people who do not win the prize will still benefit from honing key skills.”

All you have to do is Register Here and begin your journey to discover the earth, and yourself.

Your Big Year from Smaller Earth on Vimeo.

Smaller Earth, based in Liverpool, UK, is the host company behind Your Big Year with support from Global Entrepreneurship Week and Enterprise UK.

Your Big Year is open for pre-registrations now and the competition will be launched on July 1st, 2010.

Entrants must be18 years or over and be available to attend the finals week in Liverpool, UK, from 13-21 November 2010. Travel, accommodation and living expenses will be paid.


For further information, contact Smaller Earth on 0151 702 6808

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About Sarah Lamb

Sarah is a freelance writer with a masters degree in Computer Science. Sarah writes about innovation, technology and social media. She has a keen interest in gender diversity with the IT sector and founded Girl Geek Dinners in 2005