Meet Kyria Henry of Round Hill, Virginia. Last year, she beat out over 2000 other entrants and won IKEA’s first Life Improvement Project, and $100,000 to spend on her project, paws4vets – - a non-profit organization based in Loudon County which spans nine states and provides service dogs to 175 disabled veterans . Only 23 years old, she’s the Deputy Executive Director of her foundation which she started at the age of 12. She also won Glamour’s Reader’s Choice Woman of the Year!
IKEA’s Life Improvement Sabbatical Contest, Take 2
Today is the deadline! October 17th, 2011 at 11:59pm ET is your last chance to enter to win a year long sabbatical from IKEA!
Knowing that people have a desire to be a positive force within their community but may not have the time or resources to do so, IKEA is offering a unique contest for one person to win a year-long sabbatical* (worth $100,000)to advance a project that improves the lives of others, and share their experience with the world. Interested entrants can submit their project proposal online from 9/13/11 through 10/17/11 at www.thelifeimprovementproject.com. Five finalists will be chosen from submissions by a panel of judges. The winner will be determined by public vote and announced on or around January 17, 2012.
Enter to win IKEA’s Life Improvement Sabbatical Contest
You’ll need to write a 2,000 word (maximum) essay to tell IKEA about your project and your plans to spent the money in a budget with no more than 10 line items. Here are the requirements for the submission:
Submit an essay telling us what you yourself would do to improve the lives of others over the next year if you won the Grand Prize. Identify a specific project or program you would work with and how you, as an individual, could positively impact and improve the lives of others, now and possibly even in the future. Your essay must be accompanied by a brief budget outlining how the $100,000 in prize money would be used. Project or program must be located within the 48 contiguous U.S./DC and benefit those living within the U.S. Projects are not limited to those dealing solely with mankind, but could include those involving animal welfare, the environment, etc. If you would be working with/volunteering with an organization, please identify it.