Antarctica challenge – make a better world

Landscape - Antarctica cr Jason EdwardsThe year’s tail-end is always a time for reassessment. Have you achieved what you set out to? Could you have done more?

Why not finish 2013 on a high note by applying for an extraordinary opportunity? Antarctica: No Ordinary Place, No Ordinary Assignment is a global search launched by Air New Zealand to seek out an environmental enthusiast keen to share the wonders of the Antarctic frozen continent with the world.

Boats - Antarctica cr Jason EdwardsThis is a money-can’t-buy experience, and perfect inspiration for any creative soul – in fact, it’s likely to fuel your imaginative output for years to come.If you’re the successful candidate, you’ll travel to Antarctica New Zealand’s Christchurch headquarters to team up with National Geographic photographer Jason Edwards, who took the amazing photos shown on this page. You’ll then fly south to spend two weeks at New Zealand’s Scott Base research support station in one of the most fragile places on earth.

Seal - Antarctica cr Jason EdwardsOnce there, you will be able to take in the incredible scenery, spy on the local wildlife, and take on the task of helping to draw worldwide attention to global environmental issues and the scientific research underway in Antarctica to address these.

“The best suited candidate will have a passion for the environment and want to play a role in building awareness of the efforts we all need to make to better protect the world we live in,” says Air New Zealand Chief Executive Officer Christopher Luxon. “Strong communication skills are a must along with a healthy respect for the difficult operating conditions in Antarctica.”

He adds that Air New Zealand expects this once in a lifetime experience in Antarctica to resonate with environmental, scientific, adventure and creative communities across the globe. “We’re looking forward to seeing some amazing international interest.”

Up for the challenge? Then apply at before Thursday 7 November 2013 at 5.00pm NZT!