David X., Jun 19, 2019 : This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to our winner, @Kayrbear89 ! Our community manager, @Ruby G., will contact you soon via forums PM regarding your prize. Hi friends, Last Sunday, we hosted our Chicago Photowalk with renowned photographer Gareth Pon. The event received a lot of interest from all over—in fact, we received over 1,000 applicants for one of just 10 eligible spots in the photowalk. Originally, we planned to take everyone for a walk around Lake Shore Park, an expansive outdoor area with plenty of green space and a lake-side trail, before ending the day at the 360 Chicago Observation Deck. Sounds great, right? But as the weekend neared, the weather forecast began to look more and more gloomy. By Saturday, the forecast was showing rain and scattered thunderstorms. Luckily though, Gareth was able to secure a last-minute alternative, and a compelling one at that: private access to the sold-out Virgil Abloh exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art. For those unfamiliar with Virgil Abloh, he’s a Chicago-area native, fashion designer, entrepreneur, and otherwise multi-hyphenate who founded Pyrex Vision and subsequently Off-White. He now serves as the artistic director at Louis Vuitton. We spent the afternoon touring his “Figures of Speech” Exhibition, which showcased Virgil Abloh’s contributions to music, fashion, architecture, and design. From his ready-made collections and one-of-a-kind pieces to artworks (See: Yeezus album art) and installations, there was plenty to see and do. Gareth Pon, @Brady R., and I had a blast meeting everyone and touring through the Museum of Contemporary Art. It was an unforgettable experience—thank you for attending our most ambitious photowalk yet. These are just a few of our favorite SOOP shots from this community event. As with last time, we'd love to hear your thoughts on these SOOP snaps. Leave a critique of one of the photos in this post for a chance to win a OnePlus baseball cap! Standard terms and conditions apply for this US region giveaway. Read them here.