Two Chicago-area winners have a chance for stardom.
David Pavlina from Lake Zurich and Adam Johnson from Lombard were selected by Hollywood director Ron Howard as winners in "Project Imaginat10n," where five celebrity directors will direct short films based on consumer submitted photographs.
Contestants sent in photos for one of 9 different categories, each of which had a different objective. For instance, "Mood" was supposed to a photo that conveyed atmosphere, tone or emotion.
Pavlina was chosen as a winner in "Backstory," while Johnson was selected in the "Setting" category. A total of 91 winners were chosen.
That number will now be whittled down to 10 -- one winner for each category, plus an additional category that will be selected by Howard.
The ultimate winners will have their photo turned into a film by one of the celebrity directors -- Eva Longoria, Jamie Foxx, Georgina Chapman (designer and co-founder of Marchesa), James Murphy (founder of LCD Soundsystem) or Biz Stone (co-founder of Twitter).
The winning photographs can be seen at imagination.usa.canon.com.