To celebrate our sixth global event this coming September, we are asking people around the world to Instagram Your City. There are many photo programs such as Instagram, Nokia Creative Studio, Lightbox, Hipster and StreamZoo that enable you to make beautiful images and share with your friends. So, we’re asking you to use one of these platforms or any filter (or none at all!) to showcase the uniqueness of our host cities. We are looking for the Top 14 submissions to represent each of our 14 cities participating in Social Media Week this coming September, all from your perspective.
Submitting is incredibly easy (And don’t worry, you can still enter even if you don’t have the Instagram app):
1. Take a picture: Using any smartphone device, take a photo that captures the uniqueness and heart of one of the 14 host cities for Social Media Week. (Note: To qualify for the grand prize, photos must be taken with a smartphone and must be of one of the 14 participating cities.)
2. Add a filter: Using any social photography platform, such as Instagram, Hipstamatic, Nokia Creative Studio, StreamZoo, or Lightbox, make your photo stand out. While a filter isn’t necessary to enter, it does make it more fun!
3. Tag & Share: Using #InstagramYourCity, share on Twitter with the city you’re capturing. For example, “Just submitted my entry to @SocialMediaWeek’s #InstagramYourCity for Berlin!”
There’s no limit to the number of entries you can submit, so get creative!
In the coming weeks, we will launch the Instagram Your City special website, which will feature the top 14 city shots. One “Best-in-Show” picture will then be selected from these with the winner being given the opportunity to travel to any Social Media Week city of their choosing during the September 24-28 event.
September’s Social Media Week, powered by Nokia, will be the biggest, most diverse and expansive to-date, with 14 cities hosting, including London, Glasgow, Torino, Barcelona, Berlin, Doha, Jeddah, Hong Kong, Seoul, São Paulo, Bogotá, Chicago, Los Angeles and Vancouver.
“As we continue to add new Social Media Week cities and expand to incredible parts of the world, we are looking to fulfill the adage of ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’,” said Toby Daniels, Founder & Executive Director of Social Media Week. “As a celebration of the uniqueness of all of our local cities, the Instagram Your City competition will provide a way to tell stories that cross cultural and geographic boundaries.”
The deadline for submissions is June 29, so grab your smartphone and show the rest of the world what makes your city unique and beautiful.
For full rules and guidelines, see here.
Images courtesy of @rocktheretweet, @vutheara, @shelserkin. This contest is not endorsed or certified by Instagram or Burbn, inc. All Instagram(tm) logos and trademarks displayed here are property of Burbn, Inc.