National Geographic and Omaze Team up for One-of-a-Kind Hostile Planet Sweepstakes

In Celebration of the Premiere of the Epic Natural History Docuseries
on April 1 at 9/8c, Two Lucky Fans Will Win an All-Paid Trip to the
Exotic Rainforests of Malaysian Borneo

Fans Can Enter Sweepstakes Now Through Friday, May 17

WASHINGTON & NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–National Geographic announced today that it has partnered with online
fundraising platform Omaze for a once-in-a-lifetime sweepstakes to
celebrate the premiere of the six-part saga Hostile Planet
debuting Monday, April 1 at 9/8c. The series is hosted and narrated by
famed adventurer Bear Grylls.

Two lucky fans will win an epic 11-day excursion led by National
Geographic Expeditions to the ancient rainforests of Malaysian Borneo.
Along with hikes, safaris and river cruises, the winners will get to
glide along the jungle waterways of the Kinabatangan River, roam through
the canopy of a 130 million-year-old rainforest and visit the orangutan
rehabilitation center of the Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve.
Complimentary lodging will be provided by National Geographic Unique
Lodge of the World, and all flights and daily meals during the trip will
be included.

Fans can go to www.omaze.com/borneo
to enter and for official rules. The sweepstakes kicked off Thursday,
March 28 at 9:00am PDT and will end Friday, May 17 at 11:59pm PDT.
Applicants must be at least 16 years of age to enter and not be a
resident of Belgium, Cuba, Iran, Italy, North Korea, Singapore, Sudan,
Syria or Thailand. Entry is subject to all local laws.

Donations from the sweepstakes will help support the National Geographic
Society, a global nonprofit organization that uses the power of science,
exploration, education and storytelling to illuminate the wonder of the
world, define critical challenges and catalyze action to protect our
planet. Since 1888, National Geographic has pushed the boundaries of
exploration, investing in bold people and transformative ideas,
providing more than 14,000 grants for work across all seven continents,
reaching 3 million students each year through education offerings, and
engaging audiences around the globe through signature convenings and
content.

Hostile Planet, a six-part series from executive producer and
Academy Award-winning cinematographer and director Guillermo Navarro
(“Pan’s Labyrinth”), Emmy-nominated producer Martha Holmes (“The Blue
Planet”) and Emmy-winning Tom Hugh-Jones (“Planet Earth II”), draws
attention to the most extraordinary — almost supernatural — accounts of
animals that have adapted to the cruelest evolutionary curveballs.
Hosted by survivalist and adventurer Bear Grylls, Hostile Planet
zooms in on the world’s most extreme environments to reveal the animal
kingdom’s most epic stories of survival on this fast and continuously
changing planet. This is a drama told in an intimate manner with
cutting-edge camera technology and a lens that captures several
first-ever behaviors. Each episode spotlights a unique environment —
mountains, oceans, grasslands, jungles, deserts and the poles — to
navigate the brutal conditions endured by some of the most complex,
unrelenting and awe-inspiring species on the planet. Facing an
overwhelming host of challenges including punishing weather, an intense
competition for resources and a constant predator-versus-prey conflict,
each animal’s mission is simple: adapt or die.

For more information, visit our press site www.natgeotvpressroom.com,
or follow us on Twitter using @NGC_PR.

About National Geographic Partners LLC

National Geographic Partners LLC (NGP), a joint venture between the
National Geographic Society and Disney, is committed to bringing the
world premium science, adventure and exploration content across an
unrivaled portfolio of media assets. NGP combines the global National
Geographic television channels (National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo
WILD, Nat Geo MUNDO, Nat Geo PEOPLE) with National Geographic’s media
and consumer-oriented assets, including National Geographic magazines;
National Geographic studios; related digital and social media platforms;
books; maps; children’s media; and ancillary activities that include
travel, global experiences and events, archival sales, licensing and
e-commerce businesses. Furthering knowledge and understanding of our
world has been the core purpose of National Geographic for 131 years,
and now we are committed to going deeper, pushing boundaries, going
further for our consumers … and reaching millions of people around the
world in 172 countries and 43 languages every month as we do it. NGP
returns 27 percent of our proceeds to the nonprofit National Geographic
Society to fund work in the areas of science, exploration, conservation
and education. For more information visit natgeotv.com or
nationalgeographic.com, or find us on Facebook,
Twitter,
Instagram,
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YouTube,
LinkedIn
and Pinterest.

About Omaze

Omaze is an online fundraising platform that offers dream-come-true
experiences and opportunities in support of critical causes. Omaze
campaigns connect influencers, nonprofits and donors to create lasting
impact, and have raised over $100 million to support the work of over
350 charities. For more information, please visit www.omaze.com.

Contacts

For National Geographic:
Jennifer Driscoll, 212-656-0707, jennifer.driscoll@natgeo.com

For Omaze:
Megan Reilly, 732-233-0822, megan@omaze.com