shark week

The perfect victim (there can only be one)

Did you know that sharks don’t have bones? Did you know that sharks can swim up to 25 mph?

Our winner will share every fast fact and interesting quirk they learn and dispel every false myth. Each day, our winner will document both what they watched that day and what they learned.

But that’s not all.

To be considered for the pick, here’s what we need from you:

  1. You gotta love sharks—enough to celebrate them for a whole week.
  2. You have to be at least 18 years old and a U.S. resident.
  3. You have to be willing to document your Shark Week marathon on your social media.
sharks swimming

The Shark Week Dream Job has closed!

If you want more information on all things Shark Week, check out our Shark Week Watch Guide.


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I want in. How do I apply?

To apply, fill out the submission form

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When is the deadline to apply?

The deadline to apply for the Shark Week Challenge is July 27, 2020 at 5 pm ET.

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I live outside of the US can I still apply?

Unfortunately, no. Only US residents can apply.

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How do I know if my application was received?

We’ll email you to confirm that we got your application—check your spam folder in case you don’t see it! We’ll notify the winner within 5 days of the closing date.

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Something else?

If we haven’t answered your question with the information above, feel free to email us at

Terms and conditions

The rules of the sweepstakes and the prize for the winner are as follows:

  1. The promoter of this sweepstakes is whose principal office is located at 5202 W. Douglas Corrigan Way, Salt Lake City, Utah 84116.
  2. This dream job is being conducted by and is not sponsored, endorsed, or administered by The Discovery Channel or AT&T.
  3. Employees of or anyone else connected in any way with the sweepstakes shall not be permitted to enter.
  4. Persons must be at least 18 years old, or have reached the age of majority under the laws of the state of residence, in order to participate.
  5. Only residents of the United States are eligible to participate.
  7. There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this sweepstakes. Any purchase or consideration otherwise given by entrants will not improve one’s chances of winning.
  8. Route to entry for the sweepstakes and details of how to enter are available via Persons may enter to win by clicking on the participation link on USDirect’s website. Upon clicking the participation link, entrants will be asked to provide their name and contact information so that can notify the winner of the results.
  9. Closing date for entry will be July 27, 2020 at 5 pm ET. After this date, no further entries to the sweepstakes will be permitted.
  10. Only one winner will be selected from the entire pool of eligible entries. The selection process will be purely random but the selected applicant must meet our requirements. The winner will be required to complete certain tasks determined by the team. If the winner does not follow through with the tasks required of them (document Shark Week marathon on social media using the hashtag #SharkWeekDreamJawb and rank each Shark Week program from least to best in the following categories: most entertaining, most informative, most fearsome ((scariest)), and most surprising), they will not receive their cash prize of $1,000.
  11. The winner will be notified by email and/or letter within 7 days at the closing date. If the winner cannot be contacted or does not claim the prize within 10 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner. Once the winner formally accepts the role, we will announce them on the application pages within 10 days.
  12. The winner specifically acknowledges that the streaming package shall be provided and fulfilled by The package will consist of Shark Week swag and snacks.
  13. will notify the winner when and where the prize can be collected.
  14. No cash alternative to the snacks and shark-themed merchandise will be offered. The prize is not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and reserves the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.
  15. The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current federal and state data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent.
  16. The winner agrees to provide with a worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual license to use any images, videos, or tweets that they send us or post as part of this sweepstakes.
  17. The winner’s name will be available 28 days after the closing date by sending a stamped addressed envelope to the following address:
  • 5202 W. Douglas Corrigan Way
  • Salt Lake City, Utah 84116’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the sweepstakes will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.