Elton John launches contest to make videos for 70's hits

Elton John is giving filmmakers a chance to create music videos for his 1970s hits that were released before music videos were popular.

The English singer announced Monday, in celebration of his 50th anniversary with songwriting partner Bernie Taupin, that he's launching a competition with YouTube for aspiring video creators to make music videos for Rocket Man, Tiny Dancer and Bennie and the Jets.

Entries for Elton John: The Cut open January 9. The competition closes on January 23 and creators must be at least 16.

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