AdWatch: TomTom offers ‘The Best Job in the World’ for petrolheads

Do you remember Ben Southall, the lucky s*d who landed “the best job in the world”? He flew out from UK to Australia in 2009 to begin a work-cation as caretaker of an Australian tropical island, bolstered by a £75,000 salary and use of a luxury beach villa on Hamilton Island, Queensland.

How would you like to win something similar?

Perhaps we can’t offer you a six-month escape to paradise, but how about 2 weeks? And work-wise, rather than take care of the island, how about just driving around with a tracking device and helping build a new SatNav map?

I’m afraid we couldn’t arrange an Aussie break, instead all they had left was Fiji, St. Lucia, Mauritius, Cape Verde, and the Seychelles. I know, bum deal eh?

SkiddMark has been working with TomTom, finding the best way to promote the competition and we think we might just have cracked it with the video above. If that doesn’t grab you, then we’ve got a more comprehensive explanation of why TomTom need you (below).

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to drive around one of these 5 tropical islands with up to 4 friends or family members, try NOT to get lost and in between the bars, the beach, the bars and the night clubs and spend your free time driving around the island’s roads in a specially equipped mapping car. We’re looking for people who enjoy exploring beautiful places, don’t mind great weather and who have a decent sense of direction.

To compensate for the interruption to your beach (and bar) time, TomTom will pay each group 10,000 euros for mapping the island.

Seem fair? Get paid for travelling to a tropical island, driving around in a specially provided car and sampling the many sites and waypoints that will make your TomTom map the best ever.

Think of yourself as a pioneer, an adventurer, travelling where no TomTom map has travelled before. It will be epic!

So what are you waiting for? Enter the competition by visiting TomTom’s Map Paradise website.

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Terms & Conditions

For a full set of terms and conditions, visit the TomTom Map Paradise website.

Notes:  Applicants simply need to fill out a form at www.tomtom.com/summer telling TomTom why they are the perfect group to map paradise. At least one from the group must be able to drive. Five people are able to take part in each project.

The competition is open to residents in the UK, US, Canada, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Norway, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Finland, Denmark, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Ireland and South Africa.