Just a reminder: A joint effort between the Mercury and the Portland Art Institute, the "My Pretty Portland" film and animation contest is up and running! Submit your Portland-centric, two-minute-long film so that you can be in the running for prizes like $1,000 cash, passes to TBA, a fancy-pants dinner at clarklewis, and other great stuff!

All the details you need can be found here and here, and you've got one week to submit your short--all entries are due no later than 5 pm on Wednesday, August 27. (For the procrastinators out there who haven't even started yet, that means you've still got time--though not much of it.) Anyway, have at! And remember: Extra points for unicorns and/or flying ponies! Or terminators.*

*Please note: McG is not allowed to enter this contest.