Since Carly Simon released her song “You’re So Vain” back in 1972, the world has been guessing who inspired the none-too-flattering/titular lyrics. (“You’re so vain / I’ll bet you think this song is about you / Don’t you? Don’t you?”) Now, Simon is looking for a way to illustrate the song, and she’s enlisting the help of her fans to get the job done.
“People ask me all the time why is there no video of this song,” Simon said in a video announcing the competition.”People were so busy asking me who the song was about that nobody thought to make a video of it.” But now, anyone can submit a version of the song in video form and Simon herself will choose a winner. The winning video will premiere at New York’s Tribeca Film Festival in April and the lucky winner will get a prize from Simon’s personal archives.
The contest deadline is April 15.