We just want to say a huge congratulations to the 100 finalists! It has been a fantastic journey, and we have really enjoyed looking at your motivations, your blogs and your inspirational tweets every day. From our side, it has been so rewarding to have so many of you giving us positive feedback about the project, and we are so glad to hear that you have enjoyed it as much as we have.

The next few days are going to be tough, as our jury decide who our final 16 winners are. Even if you haven’t made it to the top 100, you will still be eligible for one of the wildcard places, and as we speak we are going through all 1173 of your blogs, taking our time to look at all your hard work.

Even if you don’t make it as one of the 16 winners this year, we hope you will all continue to follow the journeys of the bloggers and will still be involved in the project – as our 16 bloggers will be writing, photographing and filming live from all over the world – so although the first step is over, there are lots more exciting things that lay ahead!

We hope you will ALL join us for the next steps!

Please remember, we will be posting all of our updates on this blog, so if you’d like to be kept in the loop, you can subscribe and receive news by email! We’d love for this blog to be a part of the blogging community, so let us know if you have any ideas for us. 

Happy blogging!

The 100 finalists can be viewed here.