Social Media Week Asks You to “Instagram Your City”

Worldwide Event Launches in 14 cities this September with a contest to honor the best user-submitted photographs that capture the uniqueness of each of the participating cities.
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May 1, 2012 - PRLog -- Social Media Week returns this September, and to mark its sixth event, organizers Crowdcentric are launching a contest to honor the best user-submitted photographs that capture the uniqueness of each of the participating cities.  Host cities this September include Barcelona, Berlin, Bogota, Chicago, Doha, Glasgow, Hong Kong, Jeddah, London, Los Angeles, Torino, São Paulo, Seoul and Vancouver.

“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.”

People can participate by submitting a picture they’ve taken using a smartphone device that captures the uniqueness and essence of one of the 14 host cities, adding a filter with an app like Instagram, Lightbox, StreamZoo or Hipstamatic, and then tagging the photo using #InstagramYourCity together with the name of their city.  Contestants are encouraged to share their entries on Twitter.  Example:  “Just submitted my entry to @SocialMediaWeek’s #InstagramYourCity for #Berlin.”

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 then 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 24-28 event.

Deadline for submissions is June 30.  For more information for how to enter, please email Nicky Yates at Social Media Week September will take place September 24-28, powered by Nokia. For the latest news and updates and information about participating cities, how to register, speakers and event updates, visit, or follow SMW on Twitter (@socialmediaweek) or Facebook (

About Social Media Week
Social Media Week, powered globally by Nokia, is a worldwide event exploring the social, cultural and economic impact of social media. Our mission is to help people and organizations connect through collaboration, learning and the sharing of ideas and information.  Social Media Week is owned and operated by New York based Crowdcentric. To learn more, visit
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