#thisismychi in partnership with Chicago Sun Times

#thisismychi in partnership with Chicago Sun Times

Our state is turning 200 years old, and we need your help to celebrate all that has been BORN, BUILT & GROWN here in Illinois!

In honor of our state’s history and our amazing city, we want you to show us YOUR Chicago. We want to see the people, places, and moments that make this city special to you. We want you to tell us: #thisismyChi.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Each week, we’ll announce a theme on Instagram and invite you to post a photo that represents your interpretation of that theme (trust us, they’re super cool)
  2. Post your photo on Instagram, tag @chicagosuntimes and use the hashtag #thisismychi
  3. Each week, we’ll curate the submissions and choose winners. Some of our favorites will be featured on @chicagosuntimes!
  4. Show us why you are #IllinoisProud. The top winners will be entered to win tickets to our state’s Bicentennial Birthday Party on December 3 at the United Center at the United Center!

Follow @chicagosuntimes on Instagram, post your photos using #thisismychi and be entered to win great prizes.

We can’t wait to see YOUR Chicago!

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