Oprah Winfrey speaks during the 'The Rosie Show' panel during the OWN portion of the 2011 Summer TCA Tour held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 28, 2011 in Beverly Hills

*OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network has just announced a new online sweepstakes at Oprah.com in support of the new series “Oprah’s Lifeclass,” formerly “OWN Your Life (the oprah class),” and its online companion course.

Starting today, viewers can enter the sweepstakes for a chance to meet Oprah at the O You! event in Atlanta and reserve their spot for the online companion class at www.oprah.com/oprahslifeclass.

The first one million people to sign up for the online class will be eligible to receive an exclusive, limited edition Oprah’s Lifeclass Journal, and can enter for the chance to meet Oprah in-person at the O You! event hosted by O, The Oprah Magazine.  In addition, up to fifteen winners will receive an all-expense paid trip to Atlanta to participate in O You!, where they will be the first students in Oprah’s class and join her on stage.

In an all-new series, “Oprah’s Lifeclass,” Oprah reaches back through the show’s 25 year history to teach the lessons that matter most to her… the guidelines for fulfilling your life’s potential, breaking through your barriers, understanding your purpose, letting go of anger, how to use joy to fuel your life, and becoming all you were meant to be.  Oprah will share her most personal revelations, and what she thinks now about those iconic show moments and guests.  The “Oprah’s Lifeclass” online companion will include actual course work.

In the bonus audio below, listen to Oprah details the day she came up with the idea behind “Oprah’s Lifeclass” during the Television Critics Association summer press tour in Beverly Hills.

Oprah Winfrey explains intention behind new OWN series Oprah’s Lifeclass by CherieNic

“Oprah’s Lifeclass” premieres Monday, Oct. 10 (8 p.m. ET/PT), and is produced by Harpo Productions.

OWN states…

  • You! will take place at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta for a day dedicated to you and living your best life on Saturday, October 15.  Every year, this full-day event brings Oprah fans from around the world together for a truly memorable day of learning, inspiration and fun.  Attendees can participate in panels led by O, The Oprah Magazine contributors Suze Orman, Dr. Oz, Nate Berkus, Martha Beck, Donna Brazile, Peter Walsh, Bob Greene, Adam Glassman and Val Monroe.  For event and ticket information, please visit www.oprah.com/oyou.