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Video contest winner to be announced

Tuesday, Jul 21, 2009  |  Updated 3:58 PM CDT
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Best City, Let the Games Begin!

The last of the videos shown this week was from a Portland, Oregon, man, Ben Eisen, and is called "Chicago, My Kind of Town Rap"

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Chicago=Awesome

Check out Dan Lamoureux's submission in the "Why Chicago" 2016 video contest.

Chicago, My Kind of Rap

Check out one of the finalists in the "Why Chicago," 2016 video contest.
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The five finalists in the Chicago 2016's "Why Chicago" video contest have been chosen and reviewed and now the votes are coming in.

The winners will be announced on the NBC5 Morning News on Dec. 8.

The contest sought videos designed to tell the world why Chicago should host the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The grand prize winner receives a trip for two to Vancouver to witness preparations for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. The second-place winner will receive $5,000 worth of video production equipment of their choice.  

Watch the videos on this page, then go here to vote on your favorite!

The five final videos were shown on the NBC5 morning show the week of Dec. 1.   Take a look and

The five finalists are:

  1. Rebecca Much (Chicago): "From St. Ignatius H.S. to the Olympics -- Too Much!"
  2. Robin Moseley (Elgin): "The Best City, Let the Games Begin!" 
  3. Dan Lamoureux (Thornton): "Chicago=Awesome"
  4. Ben Eisen (Portland, OR): "Chicago, My Kind of Rap"
  5. Chris Davis (Chicago): "Chicago by Chris Davis & Jamie McArthur"

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