Friday, November 5, 2010

The Amex Canvas Challenge, Toronto

The Hip & Urban Girl's Guide competed in the Amex Canvas Media Challenge this past Tuesday inside a huge tent next to The Bay Adelaide Centre.  Toronto's hottest bloggers (no really - see above) each created a digital canvas using an iPad & Wii and unleashed our inner artist.  We took turns schmoozing with celebrity guest judge, Colin Mochrie to see if we could sway his decision when choosing a winner.  So who won???
Our Digital Canvas Tool
We did!!!  The Hip & Urban Girl's Guide took home the grand prize, which was $5000 donated to United Way in our name.  Awesome - I know!  We had some serious competition from our favourite bloggers like: Casie Stewart, Lauren O'Nizzle (Lauren Out Loud), Jen McNeely (She Does the City), Christine Estima, Tika Simone, Tyrone Edwards (1LoveTO) and Summer Luu (Trendhunter).

Now it's your turn.  Create your own masterpiece online here before November 15th.  The winner will get an all-expenses paid trip for two to New York City baby!  Other highlights of the day - Tika Simone won an iPad...then 10 minutes later...Casie Stewart won an iPad!  Now that's lucky.  Both ladies created their own 'practice' canvas and was given a scratch card and instantly won.  The event was open to the public and four more iPads were given out that day.
Tika with her winning Amex scratch card
Casie, right after her big win!  Look at that huge smile :)
Lauren O'Nizzle, Tyrone Edwards and Me
Our hilarious host, Colin Mochrie with his masterpiece
Summer Luu, Me, Stella (@FoodieYu) and Armie from Trendhunter
Jen McNeely from She Does the City comes prepared in her artiste beret
Oh it's on!
My turn to compete against Ms. Summer Luu from Trendhunter
Thanks again to Aly Robb and the amazing time at Brees PR for a great event.  Now get online and create your own canvas.  We want to see you go to NYC!