Tiny Villagers, Huge Fun

Take a picture of miniature East Villagers having a ball in everyone’s favourite urban village and you could win a trip to Montreal.

What’s more fun than a barrel of those little plastic monkeys? A package of tiny plastic First Villagers! Developers FRAM+Slokker of FIRST in East Village are making a big deal of itty-bitty people with The First Villagers Photography Competition. The contest could win you a trip to Montreal for 3 nights in one of those romantique hotels with $1,500 to blow as you please. Second prize is pretty sweet, too – a Canon 7D camera. And for the first 100 entrants, a limited edition Art of Start T-shirt. Chic, alors!

All you have to do is pick up your very own First Villagers at The Simmons Building in East Village, or at Caffe Rosso and DeVille coffee shops. (Roving bands of life-size people are also distributing First Villagers at EV events like PechaKucha).

With villagers in hand, you’re set to shoot. Show them enjoying East Village life – there’s some hilarious inspiration at www.facebook.com/TheNewCalgary. Then you upload your shot on Facebook, and win by having the most people “Like” your photo. Contest closes December 19. Ready, aim, have a blast. www.thenewcalgary.com.