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Can You "Express Yourself" Without Showing Your Face?

By Mark Day

YouTube People & Blogs

YouTube offers many different routes to self-expression, with countless individuals sharing their lives on our site every day. While creativity can be its own reward, it never hurts to receive a little recognition for your efforts. HP's You on You project challenges YouTube users to tell your stories in a rather unusual way, in a minute or less, without showing your face (a theme of HP's most recent ad campaign). The best entries will be voted on by the community over a five-week period, and there are substantial cash prizes to be won, in addition to the opportunity to showcase your talents in an online video gallery.

Does the idea of making a face-free video sound daunting? To get your creative juices flowing, HP invited some YouTube personalities to create sample videos. From the digital animation of filmmaker mdotstrange to AmazingPhil's stuffed toys and clay stop-motion, these are compelling examples to get you thinking about the challenge. 

You don't need to be a painter like BrittaniLouiseTaylor or ValsArtDiary to strut your stuff. Catch ndtitanlady putting her sewing skills in the spotlight or italktosnakes simply talking about her passions. Check out this playlist to see all the samples. With these diverse storytelling styles to spark your thinking, we hope you'll be inspired to show us something new, via HP You on You.