Launched on the American Express Canada Facebook page on August 2nd, 2011, the “Room for Thought” initiative invites people from across the country to submit their ideas on how they would transform a Toronto space into an interactive, engaging and inspirational exhibit for a three day period. Fortunately, however, those who submit their concepts to the contest need not worry about standing alone. In order to make sure that the best submissions are given all the tools needed to succeed, the three winning participants (Music, Travel & Adventure, and Community) will be assigned a high-profile mentor who will guide them along the path of turning their concept into a fantastic exhibit at the Toronto Four Season’s Centre for the Performing Arts.
The beauty of the American Express “Room for Thought” contest is how easy it is to participate in. All you need to do in order to get started is to submit your inspiring, moving or astounding idea to the American Express Canada Facebook page in one of the three available categories: Community, Travel & Adventure, or Music. After the submission period ends, all of the entries will be reviewed by American Express Canada and the “Room for Thought” mentor team who will compile a shortlist of ideas for the public to vote for on Facebook. The top three concepts (one from each category) will then move on to the final stage of the competition. Submissions are officially open to the public. Go to the American Express Canada Facebook page to enter your great idea now!
Perhaps the most incredible aspect of the American Express Canada “Room for Thought” contest is that it gives people the opportunity to work with some of the world’s most inspiring visionaries and business leaders. The winning participants from each category will have the chance to have their idea mentored and supported by Marc and Craig Kielburger (Community), Les Stroud (Travel & /Adventure) or Emily Haines (Music) and their respective networks -- it really is a once in a lifetime opportunity.
So if you have big dreams, a lot of creativity and a strong desire to have a positive influence on the world around you… the American Express Canada “Room for Thought” initiative is something you’ll definitely want to be a part of. Submit your great idea today!