Oh yes, we have competitions!

Our signature event is the global competition in which 100,000+ youth have competed worldwide to win the coveted travel spots. We have had 4 Your Big Year adventures and 4 youth have won year-long journeys. Our adventures combine travel, professional development, volunteering, networking and learning. For each adventure, we partners with hundreds of corporations, leaders, founders, VCs including Google, Bloomberg, Virgin, Deloitte, HotelTonight, World Nomads, Sir Richard Branson, Actor Giancarlo Esposito, and Anderson Cooper.

Many of our Your Big Year Champions have gone on to speak on global stages, win coveted awards, fellowships and have raised seed money or grants for new initiatives. What everyone walks away with is a new global network, new skills and life-changing transformation.

Our next competition will be announced in 2020… stay tuned!


Your Big Year USA

4 travelers, a tour manager and a filmmaker hit the road for 4 weeks in the USA to discover their big year. Watch our 10 episodes to see the transformation and be inspired to go!


Your Big Year San Francisco

12 amazing Your Big Year Champions flew to San Francisco for 8 transformative days. They spent time with Google, Deloitte Center for the Edge, Bloomberg, Vodafone, Impact Hub, Greenpeace, Dalai Lama Fellows, Yes To Carrots, and met with Founders, CSR Directors, VCs, journalists and a special story-telling day with Actor Giancarlo Esposito. Thanks to our travel partners Hostelling Intl USA and World Nomads.


Your Big Year United Kingdom

We’ve had 2 winning trips to the United Kingdom for talented and ambitious youth globally who competed to win the coveted spots.


Your Big Year Year-Long Adventures

4 amazing and talented youth won year-long journeys to truly discover their Big Year: Martina, Charles, Carielle and Michael