UPDATE: Competition is now closed. The shortlist has been slightly delayed but will be announced soon! In the meantime, please read a few of the submissions here.
When we received a copy of "What Do You Want To Do Before You Die," by the four people behind MTV's hit show, "The Buried Life," the HuffPost Books team fought over who got to flip through the stories first.
With this book, the guys hoped to not only urge their fans to follow their hearts, but also to spread awareness that living one's dreams is totally possible. Their book is a collection of artfully crafted submissions from readers and fans highlighting one experience, thought or hope that they wish to accomplish during this lifetime.
The chasing of dreams is a concept near and dear to our hearts, and we have a lot of love for anyone who encourages people to reach their goals.
And then we had an idea.
We want to hear your stories of what you want to do before you die. Email us the one thing you'd love to do before you die, and why you deserve to do it. Let us know why this means so much to you, who it will impact, and when you want to do it.
Make it good -- because, we'll be getting together with the crew from "The Buried Life" to pick a shortlist of the very best ideas. Then you'll be invited to vote for the winner -- and we will work to make that person's dream come true.
Yes, that's right. We'll be granting someone's Bucket List wish.
- Email email@example.com with your most compelling story, telling us exactly what you'd like to do. Feel free to add any supplemental material that you think will help your case (this could be photo, video, collage, art, etc). We'll also need your contact information.
- Deadline: 5pm EST on 4/19/2012
- One entry per person
- We'll pick 10 semi-finalists to feature on The Huffington Post and open up a round of voting to our community.
- The story entrant with the top number of votes will be contacted and we'll help you live out your dream.
Need some inspiration?
BEFORE YOU GO
Credit: "Excerpted from WHAT DO YOU WANT TO DO BEFORE YOU DIE? by The Buried Life: Ben Nemtin, Dave Lingwood, Duncan Penn & Jonnie Penn (Artisan Books). Copyright 2012."
Entries might be chosen based on availability and price range (approximate value $2000USD). Finalists will be contacted by Huffington Post Books editors before voting occurs. Before then, no submitted entries will be edited or posted.