What happens when you combine talent, originality and determination? For our scholarship winners it means success and scholarships dollars for their college education.
GotChosen's Season Two Video Scholarship Contest participants had 12 weeks to upload a video of original work and then get as many votes as possible to reach the Top 20.
The Judging Panel, comprised of experts in all forms of the art, film and media gathered at Everest College (North Orlando Campus, Film Video Department, Matt Gunter, Chair) to view each of the Top 20 Videos.
Representing the Panel of Judges: Patrick Kahn (SNAP! Orlando), Felicia Rieman (Award winning television producer), Attorney Jim Lussier (Orlando Slice), Patrick Jackson (PB&J Entertainment Group), Realdo Manes (Journal B&B Newspaper), Darko Cesar (Animator Instructor at Full Sail University), Mirjana Cesar (Mixed Media artist), Rupert Meghnot (Instructor at Full Sail University), Michelle Hill - Program Director of Film and Video Program at F.I.R.S.T Institute, Grazyna Kleinman - photographer, John Ribeiro (musician), Nivaldo Nassiff & Josh Blackwell (International Pastors at First Baptist Orlando).
Check out the winners stories HERE.
The $3000 Grand Prize Winner was awarded to Fabian Caballero of Hunter College with the most votes by the Panel of Judges. Our four Runner-ups receiving a $250 scholarship award are: Emily Hoven (University of Alberta Canada), Emina Sonnad (University of California, Berkeley), Amanda Neuhouser (Southern Illinois University) and Jake Tuohy (Suffolk Community College).
Congratulations to the winners. Their "never give up” attitude and their efforts have paid off. We look forward to our Season 3 Lights, Camera, Action, Video Scholarship contest to launch in late fall. Please check our website for announcements and details coming soon.
Check out the winner’s videos from season two, including the grand prize winner’s video “To Be” below:
Season 1GotChosen wanted to offer a platform for college students around the world to showcase their talent and capture their best moments on video with the incentive of winning a scholarship. The opportunity to win a $3000 scholarship was launched with the introduction of the Lights, Camera, Action Video Scholarship Contest in February 2013.
Empowering students to control their ability to win - the winner was decided by voting. Students were encouraged to be creative in their videos and with their marketing savvy by getting others to vote for them.
In the first contest, 516 students created, uploaded and got their friends and families to vote for them. The five categories from the first contest were: Dreams Come True, Comedy, School Spirit, Your Hero, and Best Performance.
The first winner, Kirk Saechao was awarded a US $3000 scholarship. Kirk's story detailing how he learned about the contest, the process he went through to create his video, and how he used social media to get votes can be found here.
Check out the Top videos from the past season with the most votes, including the winner's Maple Love Story below: