Do you have a better vision of Toronto? Our friends over at Spacing are betting that you do, and would like fellow citizens to ante up their experiences and enthusiasms for our fair city in their My Toronto video contest; they’re asking the common people to create a commercial better than those offered up by the budget gluttons of Big Media.
Torontoist would like to point out that commercials, for all their repetitive, soma-like blight on our otherwise healthful entertainment, are seen by a lot of people, so this could be a great opportunity for all you camcorder junkies out there to show your community exactly what you’ve got in your sights. As great believers in the perspicacity of the public, we believe that many of you are probably more capable of selling our home to strangers than whoever came up with some of the more infamous attempts made by professionals.
The contest has its own YouTube group, and the organizers are hoping for something beyond the everyday tourist content splashed on postcards, so if you love your neighbourhood, exploit it. Entries should be 30 seconds long and as creative as hell; entrants will be judged by jury and popular vote, and the best will be shown in public!
You have until September 7th. Bonne chance.
Photo by denmar from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.