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Social Media Week Launches 'Instagram Your City' Photo Competition

This September marks the sixth global event for Social Media Week, and to celebrate, photo enthusiasts are being asked to Instagram their hometowns to honour this worldwide phenomenon.

Establishing itself only four years ago, Social Media Week has come a long way since its inception - exploring the social and cultural aspects of the Internet's most popular phenomenon with conferences held in over 26 cities across the globe. And to mark its success, Crowdcentric, the organisers behind the event, launched the 'Instagram Your City' competition - kicking off on 1st May and running right through to 29th June.

All you have to do to take part is (a) be a resident of one of the Social Media Week's 14 cities - Barcelona, Berlin, Bogotá, Chicago, Doha, Glasgow, Hong Kong, Jeddah, London, Los Angeles, São Paulo, Seoul, Torino, or Vancouver and (b) capture your beloved city in any of Instagram's fancy filters.

For the chance to be crowned the winner, the Social Media Week organisers will choose one photo from each of the 14 locations before deciding on one ultimate winner - who will then get to visit the SMW city of their choice.

Details of the competition can be found here, but for inspiration on how to perfect your Instagram-esque images, take a look at some of the examples found on Pinterest.

Sunsetting in LA by @Mike_Avent

Sagrada Familia Barcelona from @lulu1709

London by @MjCulmer

Mariel Norton is a self-confessed girly geek with a penchant for technology, and joins ITProPortal with just over a year's experience under her online belt. A copywriter by day and a freelance writer by night/weekend, Mariel is an avid volunteer - lending her charitable services throughout the world. Specialising in social media, apps, and video games, Mariel hopes to intertwine her love of technology with the English language to produce amusing anecdotes of ambiguous algorithms and alliteration