Social Media Week is returning to LA this September 24-28, powered by Nokia. To celebrate our sixth global event, we are asking people around the world to Instagram Your City. Instagram and web-based apps such as Lightbox, Hipster and StreamZoo enable you to make beautiful images and share with your friends.
We want you to represent LA and capture what makes Los Angeles unique to show the rest of the world.
This contest will be taking place across all of September’s host cities, including Barcelona, Berlin, Bogota, Chicago, Doha, Glasgow, Hong Kong, Jeddah, London, Los Angeles, Torino, São Paulo, Seoul and Vancouver.
In the coming weeks, Social Media Week will launch the Instagram Your City website, which will pull together the best photos. One “Best-in-Show” picture will be selected from these. Once selected, the winning contestant will be given the opportunity to travel to any Social Media Week city of their choosing during the September 24th – 28th event.
“As we continue to add new Social Media Week cities and expand to more 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.”
Now for the details. Submitting is incredibly easy:
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 Instagram, or other filter apps such as Hipstamatic, 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 and Facebook with the city you’re capturing. For example, “Just submitted my entry to @SocialMediaWeek’s #InstagramYourCity for LA!”
The deadline for submissions is June 29, so grab your smartphone and show the rest of the world what makes LA unique and beautiful.
For full rules and guidelines, see here.