Pictures of city skylines and fancy lattes, high-saturation filters, offbeat angles – these are just a few of the things that people love about Instagram. This week, we’re launching a contest with the Leap Motion community to find the photo or video that embodies the essence of Instagram.

How does it work? It’s simple:

1. Take a photo or video of the Leap Motion Controller in a setting that’s pure Instagram. Next to a beautiful plate of food or a weather-beaten street sign. In front of unusual-looking clouds or an old bicycle. Once you’ve revealed the inner beauty of the most mundane thing that you can find, take a photo or video with the Leap Motion Controller in frame.

2. Apply your favorite filter. Let’s face it – if you don’t apply a filter, it’s not a true Instagram. From Lo-Fi on your cupcakes to Hudson on your cityscapes, the right filter will work wonders on your colors and contrasts.

3. Post your masterpiece on Instagram. If you’re 18 or older, live in the United States, and accept our official contest rules, you can use the hashtag #LeapSquared to enter your photo in the contest. Be sure to post it by 11:59 pm PT on November 24.

Once all the entries are in, a panel of judges will score your creations and determine 10 finalists. Our Leap Motion community will then have the opportunity to vote on their favorite. The winner will receive US $20 credit in the Airspace Store and eternal bragging rights. Follow us on Instagram to check out the competition, along with photos and videos from our latest events, app demos, special promos, and life in the Leap Motion bunker.