A photo/video contest called "Why I Choose Oakland" will award the grand prize winners two round-trip tickets and lodging if they can deftly and cleverly captured why they choose to live in Oakland. The instructions are simple: Upload a photo or video (3 minutes or less) that exemplifies why you "choose to live or own a business in Oakland." Add a brief description, then visit Oakland's Facebook page to vote. You may vote once per day for each category. So, you know, the winner might not be the best recipient.

Important: you must be a current resident of Oakland or own a licensed business in the notorious East Bay city. Also, you must be 18 years of age or older.

Entry deadline is July 10. For more details and technical requirements, please visit WhyIChooseOakland. Good luck and safe shooting.