"Instagram Your City" for Social Media Week! #InstagramYourCity


As part of the global festival that is Social Media Week, taking place in 14 cities this September including our very own capital, we're asking you to represent London and capture it's unique British beauty. 

This contest will be taking place across all this 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.” 

How Do I Get Involved?!

You can participate by submitting a picture you'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.

We'd encourage you to share your entries on Twitter, along with the following: “Just submitted my entry to @SocialMediaWeek’s #InstagramYourCity for #London.”

The deadline for submissions is 30th June. If you have any questions or would like more information, please take a look at the press release.

Social Media Week September will take place September 24-28, powered by Nokia. For the latest news and updates and information about participating, how to register, speakers and event updates, visit Social Media Week London, follow SMWLDN on Twitter (@SMWLDN) or like us on Facebook (facebook.com/socialmediaweeklondon).

Photo (c) Lauren Cotton