- A company is offering one person $100,000 to quit their day job and pursue their passion.
- Sustainable clothing brand Prana has launched the “Day Job to Dream Job” competition to help one lucky American take the leap and make their side-hustle their main gig.
- To enter, you have to submit a short video by September 16.
- But don’t quit your day job when you enter – you’ll only need to do that if you win.
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As a generation partly defined by their side-hustles (and love of avocado toast), many millennials dream of having the financial means to pursue their true passion projects.
Now, an American company is offering one person the chance to quit their day job and start their dream job, with $100,000 to help them do so.
Sustainable clothing brand Prana has launched a competition that will give one lucky person the financial backing to do something creative, rather than simply what pays the bills.
“At Prana, we know from experience that personal growth often lies outside your comfort zone,” the company says. “And sometimes, all you need is a friendly nudge to help you make that leap.
“That’s why we’re looking for one courageous person willing to quit their current job to pursue their lifelong passion. We’ll support your decision with a $100k prize to help get your dream off the ground.”
All you have to do to apply is submit a one- to three-minute video online, detailing both your current job and your dream job.
“We’re looking for an inspirational and original story, so let your personality shine,” the company says.
“When possible, show us your passion in action. If you’re an aspiring filmmaker, include an example of your work; if your dream is to be a pastry chef, show us your dishes.”
Prana states, however, that you should not quit your current role to enter the competition – you only need to quit if you win.
A panel of Prana representatives will assess the entries and pick one person “based on their passion, boldness, originality, personality, and quality of entry,” and that person will be notified by mid-October.
The winner will then receive $100,000 over a 12-month period ($25,000 per quarter), and they’ll be required to produce regular video updates for Prana on how they’re getting on.
Entrants must be US residents over the age of 21, and entries are open until the end of the day on September 16 2019.