Sydney is asking tourists to upload a 12-second video of its famous New Year's Eve celebrations using a new app.
The city's tourism authorities launched a new iPhone app last week which will allow users to edit and upload a 12-second video taken using their smartphone, designed to mark the biggest event of the year on December 31.
The videos, in which users are asked to share their dreams for 2012 in eight words or less, will then be stitched together into a short film and distributed online within hours of the event to mark the New Year.
As well as being featured in the film, selected winners will receives prizes ranging from a new camera to VIP tickets to the swanky 2012 Sydney New Year’s Eve Dawe’s Point Viewing Area.
Although the new app is centered around the competition, it also includes an interactive map of vantage points for the famous Sydney fireworks displays, along with travel tips on how to see the event and further information about events happening around the city.
With an estimated global audience of one billion, Sydney's New Year celebrations are among the most famous and most spectacular in the world -- no doubt helped by the fact that Australia is one of the first countries to welcome in the new year.
However, it's not the only one to be ported to a smartphone, as last year the famous celebration in New York's Times Square launched its own app, which allowed users to follow the stream live, share the countdown and submit photos, some of which were featured on the Toshiba Vision sign atop One Times Square.