This fall, the Pacific Northwest town of Bellingham, WA is holding their first TEDx event: TEDxBellingham. To prepare for the event, the team has launched a challenge — asking locals to submit a 30-second video explaining what makes their city special, based on the event’s theme: “Here By Choice.”
Said organizer David Wiggs, “The video contest is a cool way to let people express their views on our theme, or their love of Bellingham.” The three videos with the most “likes” on YouTube or Vimeo will be shown at the event, becoming part of the official TEDxBellingham program.
Above, check out the first submission to the TEDxBellingham challenge — a video by YouTuber Manny Raid that shows off the beautiful scenery of the bayside town.
TEDxBellingham’s contest runs through September 14th. For any Washingtonians looking to add a video to the pool, more information can be found at the TEDxBellingham website.