In 2014, Cox & Kings, Ezeego and G Adventures conceived a contest to unearth 50 avid, enthusiastic travellers who are personable, articulate in their written word, expressive in their imagery and persuasive in their speech. They planned this activity over a four-year period and divided it into 4 seasons (a season = a year). Every season, 12 winners would be chosen to get to their target of 50 in this four-year period. Prizes for the winners was a choice of a trip to one of the 50 exotic, drool-worthy destinations they had listed.
Second season of this attractive contest was in 2015. Over 15,000 bloggers, vloggers, travel writers, photographers and a gamut of travel enthusiasts participated. After the initial screening, they shortlisted 50 finalists for an audition in 3 cities – Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore.
I was one of the shortlisted finalists. My audition happened in Delhi. The light-hearted chat with a 6-person jury went on for an hour and fifteen minutes. After these auditions, two weeks of intense deliberations amongst the jurists followed. Finally, they announced the 12 winners – unveiling the names one at a time. Mine was the second name to be unveiled amongst the winners of #GrabYourDream #Season2 #Final12. (The final winners list is displayed here).
So I exulted – “Have made it to #GrabYourDream #Final12!”
— deep (@radicaleye) February 19, 2015