"I gotta Feeling" so I turned it into a contest for Detroit

UPDATE: Visit the contest page for the complete details:

Can you picture a Brilliant Detroit?

Many of you are like me: sick of the misperception our city has. Its high time WE change it!

One of the many benefits social media offers is the ability to quickly get a message out to the world. We will be using Twitter to show just how great Detroit really is (if you’re not a twitter user, no worries, this will be very easy).

In conjunction with Orion based Scate Technologies, Motor City Connect is launching a photography contest between now and December 23rd.

Grand prize- the highly coveted membership into the new, close knit, you’ve never experienced a networking group like this, hasn’t even been released yet, code named MCC Purple. ($600 value)

First prize- A HD flip camera- this is one of the hottest gift items of the year. Why buy one when you can win it AND change the perception others have of Detroit one click at a time? ($250 value)

Second price- an almost as cool, non HD flip camera. This will allow you to capture the memories of this and many more holiday seasons to come. ($150 value)

Third prize- admission to the MCC meeting of your choice ($20 value)

Here’s the deal:

Between now and December 22nd (submission deadline is 11:59 p.m. On the 22nd) take pictures on your phone or camera and upload them to Screentweet (Screentweet is an amazingly cool product by award winning Scate Technologies that allow twitter users to share photos with one another).

In keeping with our theme of “Brilliant Detroit”, pictures should show the bright side of our area. It could be as simple as holiday lights or it could tell a story about what smart businesses are doing around here.


Judging will take place the morning of December 23rd and awards will be distributed by noon on that day.


In an effort to keep a level playing field (we have lots of great photographers in the group) pictures will be judged on how well it represents our brilliance as opposed to the overall quality of the photo.


If you have a twitter account, use it to create a screentweet account by going to http://www.screentweet.com. Once logged in (you will use your twitter username and password) Screentweet will provide you with a unique e-mail address. Save that address in your address book and use it to upload pictures. Use the subject line of your e-mail as the caption for your photo. Be sure to use the #BrilliantD so users can easily find your work.


If you don’t have a twitter account, it takes less than 1 minute to setup and is very easy to use. You can set it up at http://www.twitter.com. Both sites are F/R/E/E.


Questions? Ask them.


Other than that, ready aim, click!




Terry Bean

Edited Fri, Dec 4, 2009 4:06 PM

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Is there a limit on the number of pictures allowed?

Sure Michael. Let's call it 47.

1,2,3, Not it to keep count ;-)

Thanks Terry<

This should be FUN!!

I think this is so cool that our contest, conceived just 5 days ago, already has news coverage. What a wonderful group we have.

Want to see the article?

It's right HERE

Hello Everyone!

I made a post about this content for my blog about the City of Detroit: The DSpot Redeux

The post link is below:


Glad to be a new member of this group.

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Speaking of which...better get back to work!


Thanks for spreading the love Pamela.

Congrats on the great write up! BE Well!

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