Since "space" is actually in the name of the attraction, the connection seemed kind of easy. They've launched a contest that will whittle down an expected submission list in the millions to just one lucky winner.
The contest rules are actually a little convoluted. Anyone who wants can, starting today, sign up here. After entries close a computer will randomly select 1,000 lucky contestants who get to move on. Those 1,000 contestants will have to submit 1-minute videos for the public to vote on, because every campaign has to have a viral reality-show-esque element to it these days. Contestants who make it through that part will then go up in front of a panel, and eventually there will be one winner left.
There are countries in the world with Presidential elections that are less complicated than this contest.
The entry deadline is November 30, but you're actually encouraged to sign up as soon as possible. Starting in September contest organizers will be having monthly drawings for people who have already signed up. The prizes include a telescope, a watch, an arcade machine, and a Seattle-themed tourist package. Go to it right here.
[Photo: Space Needle Space Race]