US Distributor Chronicle Books, in partnership with Moleskine and in conjunction with the 2009 San Francisco myDetour program is presenting the contest. myDetour is a Moleskine project dedicated to the community of Moleskiners and anyone who loves to paint, photograph, illustrate, write, and use their Moleskine notebooks for other creative projects. It is a chance for Moleskine users to show their notebooks, both online and offline, and share their creativity and imaginations with both their local communities and with the larger Moleskine community.
From September 10 – October 1, myDetour will be featured as a special exhibition at the Chronicle Books headquarters in San Francisco, as well as at various other book and art supply locations throughout the Bay Area. Moleskine users are invited to visit the displays to check out completed books by authors and artists around the world, as well as drop their Moleskine notebooks in the collection boxes for consideration to join the traveling archive as it continues throughout the world.
The theme of the 2009 myDetour exhibition in San Francisco is “District of You” – a tribute to the familiar places and an invitation to find the extraordinary side of your ordinary surroundings. Whether you’re in the Bay Area and preparing to submit your notebook to the myDetour program or elsewhere and just want to express your creativity, we invite you to participate in the District of You contest, where we would like to see your sketches, drawings, photos, or thoughts on your personal “places of inspiration.” Simply scan your Moleskine notebook and post your images to our Flickr Group at