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lights, camera, snack! popchips wants to send you and a friend to Chicago to visit the set of Divergent, starring Shailene Woodley, Kate Winslet and Ashley Judd!

Our friends at popchips are offering you and a friend the chance to win a round-trip visit; including accommodations, to Chicago to visit the set of Divergent in July. You’ll get a behind-the-scenes tour of this highly anticipated blockbuster film which boasts a powerhouse cast including rising star Shailene Woodley, Kate Winslet and Ashley Judd. Eeeeeeeek! How cool would this be?! SO COOL.

We can pretty much go watch a movie whenever we want, but it’s much less often that we get the chance to visit a movie’s set, watching the pieces as they come together. because popchips and movies are new BFFs they want you to enjoy something those other snacks can’t give you (besides great taste with less than ½ the fat) this once in a lifetime opportunity to snack with your favourite stars and go ‘behind the scenes’.

Based on the best selling novelDivergent, which is currently in production and set for release on March 21, 2014, is about a teenager (Tris) who lives in a futuristic world that divides people into factions based on their human traits. Tris makes a choice that surprises everyone, forcing her into a new life – and a new romance – all while keeping a secret which might be what helps her save those she loves… or, it could be what destroys her. Ooooooouuuuuuuuuuu.

Intrigued? US TOO! Um, can we enter our own contest?!

There are two ways to enter:

TWITTER

Hey @shedoesthecity, send me to Chicago with @popchips to see the set of Divergent! #LightsCameraSnack

FACEBOOK

Like our popchips photo on Facebook, add a comment that tells us why we should pick you and be sure to like popchips on Facebook as well!

popchips already was our favourite snack (and is a perfect movie treat) but this is serious next level bidness!! Don’t miss out on this awesome chance to witness a film as it’s being created! In The Windy City, no less!

Winner will receive round trip economy airfare for two to Chicago departing July 10 and three nights hotel accommodation. 

Contest Rules

Must be over 18 years of age to enter. Must be a resident of Ontario. Must have a valid Canadian passport. Shedoesthecity will select a winner on June 30th at 11:59pm EST and winner will be notified on July 2nd at 3pm EST. For full contest rules and regs, go here.

119 comments
Olympus Cameras
Olympus Cameras

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Meredith Phinney
Meredith Phinney

I think it would be a great hang with me and the ladies...so much to talk about.

Sophia Lucken
Sophia Lucken

I would love to go for three reasons: 1. My pockets are dryer than the Sahara so, trust me, I'm not going anywhere this summer that isn't within walking distance. I'd love, nay, ADORE to visit Chicago. 2. Excuse me, what? Backstage?? Celebrities?? BACKSTAGE?!? Yes please! 3. It'd be so much fun to share the experience with a friend!!

Justine Ha
Justine Ha

I love Chicago and would love go go back!

Judy Graschuk
Judy Graschuk

Oh Yea, the windy city with Kate Winslet and Ashley Judd! Does it get any better than that??

Vickie Cheung
Vickie Cheung

Fan of the book and the city... Would love to visit the city and the set

Samantha Stewart
Samantha Stewart

I've always wanted to experience the mystique of Chicago!

Bri Petersen
Bri Petersen

would diiieee if i won. would be AMAZING

Allie Steinberg
Allie Steinberg

I have been waiting for Divergent to become a movie since the book came out! I'm a huge fan of the series, and would love to go to Chicago to see the filming of this amazing Series!

Meghan Sacharuk
Meghan Sacharuk

I love Chicago and love the books, I think the two together will be amazing!!

Hannah Sky
Hannah Sky

I would love to visit the Divergent set because I'm a huge fan of the Divergent series. The first chapter of Divergent that I read, I fell in love with the book. Then came along Insurgent which made me love it even more and I'm so excited for the third and final book of the series, Allegiant. I think Veronica Roth is a truly amazing author. It's also important to me because Tris, is finding out who she really is throughout these books. And, I'm at the age starting to discover who I am as a person. I think it would be great to see a book you've read to come alive right in front of you. Even the characters come alive. Especially when it's one of your favorite books. The cast is also amazing and I'd love to meet them, it would honestly be a dream come true to me. It would be an amazing experience, and if you picked me I would be really thankful. Go Divergent!

JenKentfield
JenKentfield

Awesome! Thanks for the contest! I can't wait to see this movie as Divergent is one of my favourite series! Having the chance to see it in production would be a dream come true! (I already posted my entry on the Facebook page, not sure where the comment should go, so I posted here to!)

Adam H. Carroll
Adam H. Carroll

My name is Adam Carroll and I am an aspiring actor/comedian and I would love the opportunity to go to my favorite books film set, Divergent. All my life I've never been a huge reader (I still haven't even read Harry Potter) but thanks to one of my favorite actresses, Ashley Judd, being cast as Natalie Prior in the film I was introduced to Veronica Roths Divergent. After reading a summary of what the book was about I decided to give it a go. I read the book in less than a day and for someone with a learning disability it was a pretty big deal. I loved the world Veronica Roth had created. The entire book is about Tris finding out who she is and where she truly belongs and as I am sure others did as well, related to that. Never truly fitting in or the lacking feeling of true belonging was all too familiar. I love this book and it’s sequel, Insurgent, very much and I am so excited to see the movie. This cast and crew is amazing, there is no better word to describe them. Shelby Cherniet and the rest involved in the casting have done an amazing job. I have no doubt in my mind this cast will blow it out of the water for sure! This is an amazing opportunity you’re giving away so I hope you give it to someone who above all deserves it. Thank you!

Tasha McKay
Tasha McKay

Have been in love with this series since the first book, can't wait to see how it all ends. I hope the film does Veronicas vision justice!

Mehek Seyid
Mehek Seyid

Like many who have entered this contest, I am a huge fan of Veronica Roth's work. Dystopian novels have always fascinated me, and so have fictional characters that are perfectly imperfect, like Tris, because those are the plots that make me think about the future and how my actions can impact it, and those are the type of characters that are relatable. Being a female, being a human, doesn't mean you get everything right, but there is strength to be found when you able to embrace yourself even amidst the flaws and mistakes, like Tris in the books. PopChips is a favourite of mine and I'm sure Shailene and I could have a conversation or two about snacking on them since she's also a huge advocate for making healthier choices in your diet. Finally, it would be fascinating to go to Chicago to see the production process because it will literally be a clash of the past, present and future. Chicago has a rich history, is a home of modernity and gorgeous architecture, and being able to see that transformed into a future that is so different would be great to see.

sueplay
sueplay

I've always wanted to go to Chicago

SandyMacIsaac
SandyMacIsaac

This would be a fantastic trip for Mom and l


Jordan-na Belle-Isle
Jordan-na Belle-Isle

I'd love to bring my friend Tasha to celebrate her recent promotion. She's worked hard and loves the glamour of Hollywood, so it would be the perfect gift!

Adriana Fitzgerald
Adriana Fitzgerald

I love everything about this contest! Please pick me!! Love Popchips!!

Alicia Churilla
Alicia Churilla

I would love to have a chance to visit Chicago and the divergent set! They are my favourite books; I love the characters and the plot so much! It would just be such an amazing experience to see the movie set and filming. I love shaliene woodley and I can't wait for the next book and the movie!!

Francesca Di Viesti
Francesca Di Viesti

I would love to have the opportunity to visit Chicago on it's own to see the city Divergent was set in but even better being able to see the set while they are filming! The Divergent series is my favourite book series, and to see those pages come to life first hand would be absolutely unreal!

Lynn Lilje
Lynn Lilje

This would an amazing adventure - great contest

Alexa Rose Bourbonnais
Alexa Rose Bourbonnais

Fell in love with the books, and anticipating the movie, with some popchips sounds like a great fun time :)

Lucius Marcius Priscus
Lucius Marcius Priscus

I should be chosen since I have already read both books and just anxiously waiting for the third one to be published! I am a city boy so add Popchips which is an amazing snack and you have made my weekend!! Chicago!

Sabrina Baker
Sabrina Baker

Well, I would mostly like to go for my friend. She is a huge Divergent fan, and hasn't travelled much. I guess I'm not good at getting "excited" about things beforehand, but it would definitely be one of the coolest things to ever happen for either of us. Good luck to everyone.

River Christiano
River Christiano

You should send me because I LOVE divergent and I am obsessed with four and I would just die if I got to see the set! And I'm a platypus and do you even potato? And omg could you please pick me?

Jen McThompson
Jen McThompson

I'm a huge fan of the Divergent series. I read the first book to my grade 7 class last year in order to get them ready for the movie. I'd absolutely love to see the movie being made!

Aarti Missra
Aarti Missra

I would love to be picked! Seeing Chicago AND visiting a movie set AND witnessing (even a little bit of) the filming of a blockbuster movie, all for the first time would be AMAZING and UNFORGETTABLE!!! I never get to travel and this would be an epic and once in a lifetime way to do it. REALLY, REALLY hoping I get picked! Love popchips, loving them more for having this contest and giving someone (even if it's not me) such a unique opportunity!! =D

Jenny Lee
Jenny Lee

You should pick me as the winner because I AM A MAJOR MASSIVE HUGE FRICKIN' FAN OF DIVERGENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (and Insurgent, and Allegiant soon..!) It'd be a once in a life time oppurtnity I'D NEVER FORGET! I never traveled outside of Canada so the Chicago experience would be AWESOME as well, but being able to see who will be playing Tris, Four, Jeanine, Will, Christina...all of them, would make this fangirl's heart content. PLEASE CHOOSE ME! I LOVE THE BOOKS AND AM SO EXCITED FOR THE MOVIE! + I love popchips.

Gabriella Warger
Gabriella Warger

i've never been to chicago - this would be an epic first time!! :)

Jess Billingsley
Jess Billingsley

Visiting this city has always been on my bucket list. Kate Winslet is my favorite actress and I do l love those delicious pop chips so please pick me!

Jennifer Deroy
Jennifer Deroy

would be an awesome trip never travelled outside canada :P

Elizabeth Williams
Elizabeth Williams

popchips are great healthy snack. I would love to go to Chicago. My husband says Chicago has amazing architecture. We will celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary next May.

Kieran Sikora
Kieran Sikora

One of my favourite book series! Neil burger is also a great director and the cast is made of awesome! I'm an aspiring director and screenwriter, and would be honored to see one of my favourite books come to life!

Veronica Perez
Veronica Perez

This is a different contest than the first one though ;)

Alan Andrew Parker
Alan Andrew Parker

Please be an Abnegation and give the prize to me! I promised my DAUNTLESS wife a trip to Chicago 25 years ago and still haven't taken her! With all CANDOR, the ERUDITE thing for me to do in order to preserve the AMITY is to take her as soon as possible and I need your help to do it!!

Dayna Lorilei Pearce
Dayna Lorilei Pearce

Hello I would love to be picked for the Divergent Set visit. As a film student entering into my second year it would be an incredible experience to see the inner workings of a set and learn what really goes on behind the scene. I am so very intestested to see how they are able to bring the vivid images in the book series to life and present them in a new way onscreen. To share this experience with my friend who also loves film as much as I do would be an incredible bonding experience for us. Thank you for the contest and for your consideration! ~Dayna