"Canon has launched a new multi-dimensional marketing campaign titled Long Live Imagination, which centers on a unique collaboration with one of Hollywood's most influential directors, Ron Howard."
In this contest, photographers of all levels are invited to submit their most imaginative photographs based on a series of movie themes for "Project Imagin8ion," the first user-generated photo contest in history to ultimately inspire a Hollywood short film.
The "Long Live Imagination" site, designed as an interactive and engaging community for Canon users and photography enthusiasts can be found at www.youtube.com/imagination.
Here is how the contest will work:
Over the next month, Ron Howard, with the help of Canon and the Project Imagin8ion community will select 8 imaginative photos to set the stage for his next production. These 8 winning photos will inspire the 8 movie themes for this film: setting, time, character, mood, relationship, goal, obstacle and the unknown.
HOW CAN YOU ENTER PROJECT IMAGIN8ION CONTEST?
1. Select a category to which you would like to submit your photo.
a. You may submit photos to the Setting, Time, Character and Mood categories from May 22nd through June 2nd
b. You may submit photos to the Relationship, Goal, Obstacle and The Unknown categories from June 3rd through June 14th
2. Upload your photo. As a reminder, you may upload a maximum of FIVE photos per category.
a. Easily upload a photo from your computer or select from your Facebook photos or Flickr photos.
b. Photos must be original and owned by the entrant and cannot have been previously published or won any award and cannot depict or refer to any brand trademark other than Canon. The photograph cannot contain any material that is offensive or that promotes a political agenda. If the entry identifies or depicts any person other than yourself, you must have prior to submission obtained such person’s written consent to the use.
c. Please refer to the Official Rules for complete photo guidelines.