The Moment I Knew I Was A Chicagoan: Send Us Your Videos! (SUBMIT YOUR VIDEO)

The Moment I Knew I Was A Chicagoan: Send Us Your Videos!

At HuffPost, we're kicking off an exciting new project and we'd love you to participate! It's called "The Moment I Knew," a user-submitted video series where readers tell the stories of life-changing moments they've experienced. Each section of HuffPost has chosen a different theme -- whether it was the moment you knew you were in love, the moment you knew your marriage was over, the moment you knew you loved college or the moment you knew you were broke. You can also tell us about any other life-defining moment you'd like to share. The possibilities are endless!

Here on HuffPost Chicago we're suggesting you finish this phrase: "The Moment I Knew I Was A Chicagoan ..."

Whether you grew up here, fell in love with the city during college or moved here for a job, we want to know about the moment you realized you were really a part of this great city. Whether it was when you dragged a lawn chair into the street to save a parking spot or found yourself cringing at catsup on hotdogs, we want to hear about it.

It's really easy to contribute. You can create your video using YouTube or Vimeo and send the link/URL of the video to If you create your video using your laptop or mobile phone and have a video file, please attach the file in an email to Please make sure to include your full name with your video submission. Each video should be 30-60 seconds long, and should feature only you, speaking right into the camera telling your story. Please start your story with the words "The moment I knew I was a Chicagoan..."

We can't wait to hear about your up close and personal Chicago moments. If you have any questions, please email

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