A scene from Happy Grad, submitted by Zachary Bors to the Route 66 contest.

You could win $10,000 by sharing your favorite Chevrolet Route 66 video

Filmmakers from around the world have created video spots for the Chevrolet Route 66 contest in an effort to have theirs aired by GM during SuperBowl XLVI. Now fans have the chance to win $10,000 by sharing their favorite 30-second spot from the 35 finalists selected from over 197 entries and 32 different countries.

Chevrolet collaborated with the global creative community MOFILM to call for the entries. The best spot designated by the marketing executives at Chevrolet will be shown during the 46th installment of the championship competition on Feb. 5, 2012.

“With Chevrolet Route 66, we wanted to tap into the talents of creative people from every corner of the Earth to discover our next Super Bowl ad,” said Joel Ewanick, GM vice president and global chief marketing officer. “The submissions we received show that people from around the world share many of the same values and how Chevrolet plays a role in helping them along life’s road.”

Without intending to diminish what he just said, this is pretty sharp thinking for a corporation who had to fight off bankruptcy over the last couple years – this way they can spend their money on ad placement instead of ad production. Amazingly, the spots tend to be highly creative with excellent cinematography.

The fan contest begins today and runs through 6:59 p.m. EST on Jan. 25, 2012. Qualifying fans from Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Mexico, the United Kingdom and United States can view, evaluate and share their pick as the best Chevrolet Route 66 film. Those who distribute the videos most often with the most creative reply to the question “if you could drive to any destination in your country, where would you go?” could win as much as $10,000.

Chevy worked with Microsoft Advertising to create a contest hub for the videos capable of localizing and sharing the films from all over the world.

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