Contiki and MTV's The Buried Life Announce âThe Most #EpicBucketList Contest (Ever)!â Grand Prize WinnersThree North American millennials will experience an adventure of a lifetime while fulfilling their bucket listsToronto â December 9, 2014 â Contiki (www.
contiki.com), the world's leading travel brand for 18-35s and MTV Stars, The Buried Life (www.theburiedlife.com), are thrilled to announce that due to the overwhelming popularity of the contest, they decided to select three grand prize winners for âThe Most #epicbucketlist Contest (Ever)! The contest received over 30,000 North American entries and 35 million impressions. Both brands were so inspired by the final Top 25 candidates' compelling stories that they couldn't select only one winner. Millennials had the opportunity to select their top 5 âEPICâ bucket list items from a list of 20 adventures curated by The Buried Life and Contiki, then share their personal lists through their social channels and complete challenges to gain points. The grand prize winners include Canadian, Tanya Clark and Americans, Justin Morris and Peyton Lengacher who will join either Ben Nemtin, Jonnie Penn, Dave Lingwood or Duncan Penn on this amazing adventure. They also will cross items off their lists while adding some new ones with the TBL foursome. "The videos sent in by our 25 finalists made us cry, belly laugh and reflect on how important adventure is in your life, say Duncan Penn. âThis next step, completing our five "Most #epicbucketlist Items Ever" around the globe with our 3 winners, is going to change my life."Check out the three Grand Prize Winners' video stories at: Tanya Clark: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rHuVwyDTZI&feature=youtu.beJustin Morris: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hr3P5wuLpYAPeyton Lengacher: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1exQpmqInA&feature=youtu.be[click on the image above to view the #epicbucketlist teaser video]"Our experience with Contiki has once again proved that travel is a dream shared by everyone, especially the millions of young people who follow The Buried Life,â says Dave Lingwood. âThe success of this contest has blown my mind and I need to go traveling now just to figure it all out." âWe are thrilled with the phenomenal response during our 6 week contest campaign and the thousands of social media posts from our enthusiastic entrants,â says Marie Anne MacRae, Global VP, Strategic Partnerships, Contiki. âWe truly felt that we had to give away three grand prize trips to these deserving young individuals so we are excited for the winners to experience their Contiki adventure of a lifetime with The Buried Life.âFor more information on Contiki please visit www.contiki.com. Follow us on Facebookand on Twitter with our #NOREGRETS and #epicbucketlist hashtags.--ENDS--About The Buried LifeIn 2006, The Buried Life, whose members hail from Victoria, Canada, embarked on a 2-week road trip across North America before they returned to university. That brief road trip was transformed into an incredible journey that continues to this day. The foursome made a list of '100 Things to Do Before You Die' and for every list item they accomplished, they helped a stranger do something on their list. Since then, they've crossed off 'Make a TV Show' (produced 26 MTV USA episodes which aired in 110 countries), 'Write a #1 New York Times Bestselling Book', 'Play Ball with President Obama', and âOutfit a Teenage Girl with her First Bionic Arm'. They have also given motivational presentations at over 100 North American college campuses and several TEDx Talks across Europe. Along the way, they've encouraged millions to believe that anything is possible. About Contiki HolidaysContiki is the world leader in youth travel experiences, a brand that is all about discovery, epic moments and making every second count. Our journeys unlock the local way of life in each and every destination we visit, and with over 300 trips in more than 50 countries, we see every day as the start of a new adventure. You only get one life and one shot to make it count â #NOREGRETS.Contiki is a part of a joint initiative with The TreadRight Foundation, a not-for-profit foundation established by The Travel Corporation to encourage sustainable tourism within our own family of brands and in the places we visit. To date, TreadRight has donated more than US$2 million to sustainable tourism projects around the world. To find out more about our work with TreadRight please visit: www.treadright.orgMedia Contacts:Marie Anne MacRaeGlobal VP, Strategic PartnershipsContiki Holidays email@example.comErica AdelsonPR & Digital Media SpecialistContiki Holidays Canadaerica.firstname.lastname@example.org ext. 7295