A Day On The Planet 09.09.09
A Global Diary
Have you ever wondered what an average day is like for someone in another part of the world? Now is your chance to find out, and to take part in an historic moment by submitting your own one page story about what affects you the most on a single day, September 09, 2009
A Day On The Planet is a book that will contain approximately 500 true stories written by ordinary people from around the world. All of the stories happen on the same day, 09.09.09, and will be translated by an international team into eight different languages: German, English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Arabic and Russian.
A Day On The Planet
Snapshot Of A Single Day 09.09.09
At any given moment on the Earth there are as many experiences as there are people who are living them. Right at this very moment, all around the globe, people are laughing, crying, loving, dancing, working, sleeping and going about their daily lives.
With the advancement of technology comes the increased ability to connect to and communicate with people you might not ordinarily have the chance to meet in person. Yet, how much do you really know about someone's average day? This is your chance to share your story and to discover the joys, triumphs, trials, and occurrences in the lives of other people.
Thousands of miles away, there might be a child learning to read in school, or a carpenter building a house, or a couple watching a sunset. Events that may seem completely ordinary to the people who live them, might well touch the hearts of others and seem quite extraordinary.
A Day On The Planet has been in the planning stages for over 3 years. The core of the ADOTP project team are the creator of the project, Matthias "Matze" Kluckert, and his friends Dino Lampl, and Florian Heine.
A group of over 50 people from around the globe, including journalists, translators and editors, are working together to bring the project to its culmination in the published volume.
Roughly 500 representative stories will be hand-selected to be translated and published in the final version of the book, A Day On The Planet. The articles will be organized in around the world fashion beginning at time zone zero GMT, in the direction that the sun rises around the Earth.
Tell Your Story
Beginning September 09, 2009 you will have the once in a lifetime chance to participate and connect with people from many different countries, languages and cultural backgrounds by submitting your own story about what your day was like on 09.09.09.
Write a one page real life story about what affected you the most on September 09, 2009 and submit it to the A Day On The Planet team by September 25, 2009 for your tale to be considered for publication in the book.
Your one page article should be truthful and personal. Try to describe your honest feelings and thoughts about what affected you on 09.09.09. This is your chance to give someone with a completely different cultural background a true glimpse into a single day of your life.
There are 3 rules to follow when writing your story about your experience on that day.
1. The story you write must be about something you experienced yourself.
2. Your story should be about one page long.
3. You must include your name, age, city, country and the time that your story takes place.
To have your one page story considered for publication into A Day On The Planet, submit it to: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can find out more about the project, read the FAQ, and see an example one page story at the project website: www.adayontheplanet.com