Smartphones are everywhere today; Enter any restaurant, school, business or home and you are guaranteed to see someone swipe away an app on your smartphone. With this in mind, Vitaminwater runs a competition that challenges a selected competitor to ditch all smartphones for a full year. The company says that 1 in 2 people say they could not live without the smartphone.
If you are selected for the competition and can make it a whole year without using a smartphone, you will win $ 100,000. If you can only last six months without a smartphone, you get $ 1
Vitaminwater states that there will be separate rules, timing and a contract that the chosen competitor must accept. Restrictions that it has announced do not include the use of tablets or smartphones, even if the devices are not yours. This means that if you need to carry a smartphone for work, you have already lost. Laptops and desktops are ok to use as voice-enabled devices like Amazon Echo or Google Home. Competition rules state that the sponsor will verify that the person did not use smartphones or tablets, or even touch them during the year, and the participant will be given a detection detector test.
The only guaranteed prize for the competitor is a mobile phone from 1996, which can be used for communication during the competition and the monthly phone plan it requires. Those who wish to participate in the contest that are selected as a participant can enter via Twitter or Instagram with a post or tweet explaining how they will spend their time for the year away from smartphones or tablets. You can participate in the competition here, and find the full rules for the competition you will find here.