Vitaminwater giving away $100,000 to someone who can go a year without a smartphone

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) – Can you make it a year without a smartphone? Vitaminwater is betting you can’t.

The drink company is offering $100,000 to an individual who can “break the cycle” by having a “scroll-free life” without a smartphone. The following guidelines are presented by Vitaminwater:

You may not use any smartphone for 365 days. If texting is a pleasant experience or you can get on the internet, it’s probably a smartphone.
This means you may not physically operate, caress, hug or otherwise be physically affectionate with anyone’s smartphone.
If you’re lying in bed and miss your phone, do not attempt to sneak a midnight scroll. Just close your eyes and dream about Vitaminwater. that’s what we do. Every night. And sometimes at the office.
Vitaminwater will provide you with a 1996-era cell phone that may be used for communication during the 365 days.

If you’re ready to enter, simply post a photo of what you’d do instead of scrolling through a smartphone to Twitter or Instagram. The post must include these two hashtags: #nophoneforayear and #contest.

Each person can enter up to four times between Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 8 am ET and Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, at 11:59 pm ET. Click here to view the contest’s rules.


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