Local Video Contest WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT!

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Real Estate Agent with Austin Texas Homes, LLC 453249

After a few days of judging, I am happy to announce the winners of the "Local Video" contest that we were running from June 1st - June 23rd. 

Here's the original announcement in case you missed it:

How To Get Some Easy Bonus Points on ActiveRain - Local Video Contest Announcement

We had a great turnout, with about 40 entries overall.  Frankly, this was one of the most difficult contests to judge that I have been a part of on AR.  Thanks very much to the other judges:

 

Without further ado, here are the winners!


Irene Kennedy - 1st Place - 5000 Bonus Points!

Fascinating, FREE Family Fun - FOSSILS in Hamburg, NJ

Irene was one of the only contestants to appear in front of the camera in her entry, which went a long way with the judges.  I felt like I got to know her better, and she wasn't afraid to be a little silly, too, which always helps.  Kudos to Irene for her winning entry!

 

 

 

 

Steve with Amazing Video Tours - 2nd Place - 3000 Bonus Points

Entry for the ActiveRain Localism Video Contest

Steve's video is definitely the slickest with regard to its production quality.  I would highly recommend contacting him if you are in the general Charlotte area!  Great job, Steve!

 

 

 

Christine Donovan - 3rd Place - 2000 Bonus Points

Fun Things for Kids in the Newport Mesa Area: The Balboa Fun Zone

Christine's personal touches made this worthy of placing in this contest.  I want to visit her town!  Thanks for providing multiple good entries, Christine!

 

 

As a small aside, there were a good number of entries that were never actually posted to Localism, so they were not able to win.  However, we will award the 500 bonus points to those entries as well, just for the effort.

Thanks for reading!  I look forward to our next contest!

 


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Loreena Yeo
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This is a good post. I enjoyed getting ideas on how to showcase my areas.

July 01, 2009 05:44 PM
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Debe Maxwell
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Hi Jason!  Great job 'hosting' this competition and I agree, it was difficult to judge.  Congratulations to the winners and I can't wait for the next one!

Debe in Charlotte

July 01, 2009 06:51 PM
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Michael Thornton
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Jason, I learned quite a bit about video doing this one. Next one will be a winner... Thanks

July 01, 2009 07:04 PM
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Roland Woodworth
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Great job and congratulations to the winners of the local video contest.

 

July 01, 2009 07:38 PM
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Christine Donovan
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Jason - Thanks so much for coming up with this idea.  My family and I had fun going out and making the videos.  Thanks too to you and the other judges for taking time out of your schedules to do this.

July 01, 2009 07:41 PM
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Erica Ramus
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40 entries is awesome turnout! Congrats to all the winners.

July 01, 2009 07:47 PM
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Robert Hammerstein
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Jason - congrats to all the winners. Really great vids and a tough job to judge a winner from all of them. Thanks for running this contest and I'm sure I speak for everyone else here that we all cant wait for the next contest! Wow 40 Entries! Thanks to all the judges as well! Great job! And thanks for taking the time out to do this. We all appreciate it. :-)

July 01, 2009 08:10 PM
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Richard Weisser
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Jason...

I had a blast judging the contest, and I enjoyed the conversations that we had. I would like for all of the contestants to know that we took every entry very seriously, and there was a lot of discussion and careful scrutiny!

Thanks to all that entered, we hope that you will continue to use video to enhance your positions as "local experts!"

July 01, 2009 08:21 PM
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Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
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Congratulatios to the winners! What a turnout!  I'll have to go check some out now...

July 01, 2009 08:25 PM
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Coleen DeGroff
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Congrats to all the winners, and a big thank you to the judges putting so much time in!  OH, and a big YEE-HAW to Jason for coming up with the contest idea!!  It was loads of fun....can't wait for the next one!

July 01, 2009 08:26 PM
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Russell Lewis
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Jason, I have enjoyed all of the winners and a number of the other entries in this contest! Looking forward to another in the near future!

July 01, 2009 08:47 PM
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JO SOSS
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Loved the videos - Congrats to the winners you did a great job!

July 01, 2009 09:08 PM
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Gary Woltal
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Congratulations to Irene, Christine, and Steve and all the others...

July 01, 2009 09:08 PM
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Sally Dunbar
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How fun... and some great videos.  Well done......

July 01, 2009 09:21 PM
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Steve Schwartz
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I also just wanted to say thanks to the judges.  When you consider the time it took to come up with the contest, clear it through AR for points, watch (and respond to) the comment stream, watch all the entries, then have to coordinate the judging ........ wow, I'm exhausted just thinking about it.  Thanks also for all the kind comments and DM's. 

July 02, 2009 08:44 AM
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Kat DeLong
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What fun these videos were to watch... CONGRAT'S to hard winners and entries!

July 02, 2009 09:27 AM
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I am so impressed and also inspired by these videos. Congrats Winners!  And great contest Jason.

July 02, 2009 07:05 PM
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Kathy Sperl-Bell
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Congrats to the winners. Did you say all contestants will be awarded the 500 points? Didn't see them yet.

Next time, let's separate the amateurs and the professionals. Justsayin in Twitterease.

July 04, 2009 07:02 AM
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Kathy,

As THE only person who can safely point this out, I'm highjacking!

Given the totally amateurish quality of the 1st place video, I think it is really clear that the "non-quality" focus was upheld.  No way did you think some pro won...

Jason told me it might take a week before the points appear.

July 04, 2009 02:10 PM
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Connie Harvey
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Jason, this was so great. I can't wait to go see the videos. Looks like a fun lazy Sunday thing to do!

July 04, 2009 06:15 PM
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