IKEA contest aims to assist


To empower people to aid their communities, IKEA launched the Life Improvement Sabbatical Contest to offer one person the chance to win a yearlong sabbatical (worth $100,000) to advance a project that improves the lives of others.

Through Nov. 8, those interested can submit their proposals online at

  1. Five finalists will be chosen by a panel of judges, and announced on Dec. 13. The winner will be determined by public vote, and announced on Jan. 31, 2011.

— Intern Diana Polyak