In the weeks leading up to our Sept. 16 Techonomy Detroit event, we collaborated with Magisto and Ford to launch the #LoveMyCity video contest, inviting members of our community to create and share Magisto videos that showcase what they loved about their city. (To learn more about the technology underlying the Magisto platform, read David Kirkpatrick’s interview with Magisto CEO Oren Boiman.) The contest was a roaring success, with hundreds of submissions from cities in the U.S. and around the globe. We received entries from budding filmmakers in NYC, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Milwaukee, Chicago, Paris, London, Milwaukee, Rome, Taipei, and beyond. Even team Techonomy created a video.

Shockingly, our video failed to capture the top prize. (Apparently it’s bad form to win your own contest, but we’ll be back next year!) From the stage at Techonomy Detroit, Magisto CMO Reid Genauer announced and screened the winning video by Erin Henigin of Michigan. Erin’s video features the unique landmarks of the Motor City, encapsulating the spirit of Detroit in one jam-packed minute of moving images and music.

We were amazed by the huge number of contest entries and the passion people showed for their communities. It made choosing the winner a tall order. Here are a couple of contenders that narrowly missed the prize.

For a complete overview of the contest and its contestants, visit the #LoveMyCity album and see if you can spot your city!