Sir Elton John wants you to create music videos for his old classic hits


Sir 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 on 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.

Sir Elton John
Sir Elton John (Matt Crossick PA Wire/PA Images)

Entries for Elton John: The Cut open January 9, 2017.

The competition closes on January and creators must be at least 16.

Sir Elton, Bernie, a panel of YouTube creators and industry players will pick three winners, and music videos will premiere next summer.

Winners will also receive $10,000 from YouTube. Pulse Films will help the filmmakers with production.