03/05/2012 02:03 pm ET Updated Mar 18, 2012

The Moment I Knew I Loved Detroit (SUBMIT YOUR VIDEO)

At HuffPost, we've kicked off an exciting new project and we'd love you to participate! It's called "The Moment I Knew," a user-submitted video series where readers tell the stories of life-changing moments they've experienced. Each section of HuffPost has chosen a different theme -- whether it was the moment you knew you were in love, the moment you knew your marriage was over, the moment you knew you loved college or the moment you knew you were broke. You can also tell us about any other life-defining moment you'd like to share. The possibilities are endless!

Here on HuffPost Detroit we're suggesting you finish this phrase: "The Moment I Knew I Loved Detroit ..."

Whether you grew up in the city or appreciate it from afar, we want to know when -- and why -- you realized you loved Detroit. Was it your first glimpse of the "Illuminated Mural" in New Center? An early Jazz Fest night at Hart Plaza? Swimming on Belle Isle? The first bite of Buddy's Pizza after years away? We want to hear about it!

It's really easy to contribute. You can create your video using YouTube or Vimeo and send the link/URL of the video to If you create your video using your laptop or mobile phone and have a video file, please attach the file in an email to Your video submission is subject to our User Terms. Please make sure to include your full name with your video submission. Each video should be 30-60 seconds long, and should feature only you, speaking right into the camera telling your story. Please start your story with the words "The moment I knew I loved Detroit..."

We can't wait to hear about your precious Detroit moments. If you have any questions, please email