Back in January, I spent a good 2 weeks planning, filming, and editing an entry for the Best Job In The World contest. If you haven’t heard about it, basically Queensland, Australia will be paying somebody AU$150,000 to live in a house on one of the Islands of the Great Barrier Reef, and blog about all the fun stuff there is to do. Applicants had to make a video explaining why they would be a good person for the job, in 60 seconds or less.
Given my interests and skill set, I figured I might have a decent chance. So I made a video.
Entering the contest meant filling out an online application and uploading the completed video. I first uploaded the video on Feb. 5th. Applications closed on the 22nd (strangely, one brother’s birthday is Feb. 5th, and the other brother’s is Feb 22nd). I waited 10 days, and heard nothing. They were supposed to email once the application had been reviewed and approved or denied for technical reasons, usually within 5-7 days. So, I uploaded it again. Again, I heard nothing. So I uploaded it 3 times in one day, until their website stopped giving me the “Thank you for applying” message and started saying “Your account has already been created.”
I never heard a word back.
But, with 34,000 people applying, what are you gonna do? So here it is, seen for the first time on the internets. I wish I could be asking you to vote for mine on the contest website, but luck was not on my side.
Let me know what you think. Did I have a chance?