Rachel's video is indeed a winner as you can see when you watch it. As her prize she will be featured on various A to Z co-host blogs, which conveniently coincides with the release of her new book Guardian (Creepy Hollow #1). You will be hearing from Rachel on Tossing It Out this coming Friday. I'm looking forward to what surprises she will have in store as I asked her more questions than she could answer in one post. Which ones will she choose to address? We'll have to find out on Friday when our Video Challenge winner stops by.
The winning video was chosen by those of you who were kind enough to vote and you are winners as well. The votes were well distributed among the entrants making the contest a close race. I want to put out a big thank you to everyone who voted, who tweeted, who posted videos on their sites, and who supported the Video Challenge in some way.
And you can continue to support us by posting these videos on your sites, marking them as favorites on YouTube and leaving comments, emailing them to friends, and sending them out on social media outlets. These videos are commercials for the A to Z Challenge. With one last week to push the A to Z event let's do it up big and make a media blitz. You'll be helping the cause of the Challenge and also helping get the talents of the video makers out in the eyes of the world. You'll be doing something special that will be greatly appreciated.
Though Rachel is the winner of the contest, in this post I want to recognize the fabulous efforts of the other participants:
Ron Easton of Dads Unlimited was the inspiration for the Video Challenge. He posted a video recap of his 2011 Challenge Reflections back in December that set off an idea alarm in my head. When I mentioned my thoughts to him about having a contest for people to send in A to Z promo videos he immediately came up with his entry to start the ball rolling.
Ada Zdanowicz is someone I'll be talking about more in later posts. She is the designer of the official A to Z logo. Since I knew that she was also involved in video making, I contacted Ada about making a second video entry and she jumped right on it with her slick creative presentation. Ada doesn't have a blog but she can be found at her website CollagePodge.com .
Nicole Ayers is someone you have seen often on my blogs. Nicole is a talented writer to whom I have frequently turned for guest posts. Not only did she assist me in putting together the Video Challenge and offering suggestions about it, she also submitted 3 videos of her own. A big Bravo! to Nicole who can be found at The Madlab Post.
Also I want to thank these others who submitted their wonderfully creative and entertaining videos:
Kathleen Medina Living 2012
Dale Smurthwaite Smurfin' the Web
Tracy Jo Blowers Brand New Day
Reka Sang A Chronicle of Dreams
Jocelyn Rish Jocelyn Rish