And the Winner is…

It’s a wrap!  The first annual Real to Reel online video competition, sponsored by The Ohio State University Office of Student Life and the Inspire USA foundation was a smashing success.  Seven outstanding films were submitted by Ohio State students and the winners were announced last night at an award ceremony hosted in the Younkin Success Center.

Picking a ‘winner’ was an extremely difficult task for our panel of judges.  All of the films were so excellent and unique that it is impossible to say that one is ‘better’ than another.  Nevertheless, the votes were counted and the scores were tallied and in a neck and neck race to the finish line, the top 3 finishers were…

1st Place: “Static” by Timothy Weaver

2nd Place: “My Mom” by Megan Dunlap and Aaron Kunkel

3rd Place: “The Lonely Lamp” by Sarah Cory

Campus Choice: “Static” by Timothy Weaver

Honorable mention went to:

“From Ato B: Overcoming Obstacles with Parkour” by Craig Pentak, “Getting Through It” by Arianna Bond, “Panacea for an Imaginary Problem” by Max Long and “Take a Deep Breath” by Ruth Lang

We would like to congratulate all of our Ohio State film makers for their outstanding work.  These films are already being used by the Inspire foundation in presentations from Los Angeles to Australia and the reviews are overwhelmingly positive: “amazing, moving, inspiring, awesome, rad, spot on!”  The fact that their work is having a meaningul and direct impact on the mental health and wellbeing of young people literally around the world is a testament to the great things that Ohio State students can achieve.

Plans are already in the works for next year’s Ohio State Student Life Inspire USA online film competition, so hopefully you’ve been inspired to tell your story.  In the mean time, the Inspire Foundation was so impressed with the power of our students’ work that they’ve launched a nation wide online film competition that runs through the end of June.  Get the details here and let’s keep Ohio State’s winning streak alive!  Go Bucks!!