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!!

Real to Reel Online Video Contest – Panacea for an Imaginary Problem

Panacea for an Imaginary Problem

Cast your vote by posting a comment on the blog post of your choice.  Feel free to write a review or explain why you chose it.  Remember – only vote once.  When you post a comment, the website system verifies your name.# account status and casting more than one vote will nullify your selection.

Thanks, and Go Bucks!

-BuckMD

Real to Reel Online Video Contest – From A to B: Overcoming Obstacles with Parkour

From A to B: Overcoming Obstacles with Parkour

Cast your vote by posting a comment on the blog post of your choice.  Feel free to write a review or explain why you chose it.  Remember – only vote once.  When you post a comment, the website system verifies your name.# account status and casting more than one vote will nullify your selection.

Thanks, and Go Bucks!

-BuckMD

Real to Reel Online Video Contest – My Mom

My Mom

Cast your vote by posting a comment on the blog post of your choice.  Feel free to write a review or explain why you chose it.  Remember – only vote once.  When you post a comment, the website system verifies your name.# account status and casting more than one vote will nullify your selection.

Thanks, and Go Bucks!

-BuckMD

Real to Reel Online Video Contest – The Lonely Lamp

The Lonely Lamp

Cast your vote by posting a comment on the blog post of your choice.  Feel free to write a review or explain why you chose it.  Remember – only vote once.  When you post a comment, the website system verifies your name.# account status and casting more than one vote will nullify your selection.

Thanks, and Go Bucks!

-BuckMD

Real to Reel Online Video Contest – Getting Through It

Getting Through It

Cast your vote by posting a comment on the blog post of your choice.  Feel free to write a review or explain why you chose it.  Remember – only vote once.  When you post a comment, the website system verifies your name.# account status and casting more than one vote will nullify your selection.

Thanks, and Go Bucks!

-BuckMD

 

Real to Reel Online Video Contest – Take a Deep Breath

Take a Deep Breath

Cast your vote by posting a comment on the blog post of your choice.  Feel free to write a review or explain why you chose it.  Remember – only vote once.  When you post a comment, the website system verifies your name.# account status and casting more than one vote will nullify your selection.

Thanks, and Go Bucks!

-BuckMD

Real to Reel Online Video Contest – Static

Static

Cast your vote by posting a comment on the blog post of your choice.  Feel free to write a review or explain why you chose it.  Remember – only vote once.  When you post a comment, the website system verifies your name.# account status and casting more than one vote will nullify your selection.

Thanks, and Go Bucks!

-BuckMD

Real to Reel Campus Choice Award Instructions – Read First!

As part of its ongoing collaboration with the Inspire USA Foundation – a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the health and well being of young people worldwide through the use of technology based, culturally competent interventions – the Ohio State University Office of Student Life launched an online film competition for OSU students last January.    

“Real to Reel” gave OSU students the opportunity to show off their creativity in promoting positive mental health messages while offering them the chance to win multiple prizes, including a grand prize of $1,000! We were thrilled to receive 7 outstanding videos.  The judges have cast their votes for the grand prize winners, but there is one major award left to be determined.  And that’s where you come in…

We’ve placed all 7 videos on our blog here and we invite the entire campus community – faculty, staff and students – to vote for the one YOU think is the best.  The video with the most votes will receive the 1st annual Real to Reel Campus Choice Award!  Cast your vote by posting a comment on your choice’s blog post.  Feel free to write a review or explain why you chose it.  You can comment on all of the videos, but only vote for one.  

The winners will be announced at our Preview Party and Awards ceremony in Room 150 of the Younkin Success Center on Tuesday, May 12th, 2009 from 5:30pm – 7:00pm.  Everyone is welcome to attend this celebration of our students’ creativity and dedication to positive mental health support for young people around the world!