Thank you SO very much for your heartfelt, inspiring and skillful video submissions. The outlier team felt like we got to know each and every one of you, and believe yours is a powerful story to be told! The judging panel had some very tough decisions to make, and I don’t envy them! They chose the winners based on creativity, and whether they felt the videos communicated Dr. John Shufeldt’s message in Ingredients of Young Outliers and Ingredients of Outliers. There were some close scores in this one, and we want you to know, it was not easy to narrow the winners down to five.
With the message of this book being about the journey of an outlier with its ups and downs, we want to encourage each and every one of you to step back up after each setback, and if you don’t “win” this time, try, try again. No one can tell you that you don’t have it in you, if that were true, many of the heroes we read about would have never succeeded.
We are truly proud of each and every one of you, and confidently say, YOU ARE AN OUTLIER! With that being said, please join me in congratulating the winners, and encouraging all of the entrants! Click here for their videos. Comment below, and encourage them in the path they are pursuing!
[VIDEO CLICK HERE] Kenton, won the audience favorite vote with 469 votes! Apart from this, he also scored some creativity points from the judges, great job Kenton!
[VIDEO CLICK HERE] Jason’s GoPro style video received some of the following comments from the judges “great videography, loved the quotes and the message!” “Creative delivery and very inspirational!”. Congrats Jason!
[VIDEO CLICK HERE] Some comments from the judges about Jenna’s submission: “Wow, great submission. Jenna made a personal connection with the book and communicated an important message to her audience well.” “Enthusiastic and very creative!”. Congrats Jenna!
[VIDEO CLICK HERE] Some comments from the judges about Caitlin’s story: “Creative and very engaging story that tied in with the book well!”, “Quality submission, Caitlin is definitely what the book describes as an outlier.”
[VIDEO CLICK HERE] Some comments from the judges about Kristin’s video: “I loved Kristin’s creative delivery of the message in Ingredients of Outliers!”, “Talented and informative submission about important messages in the book!
Winners: You will be sent an invitation to accept the winning title at the email address provided with instructions for next steps. Please include your acceptance along with the original video in .MOV, .MPEG4, or AVI format sent to email@example.com no later than February 1, 2015.
Thanks again all of you outliers, and stay tuned for details in the coming months for the next #betheoutlier Scholarship competition! If you have any feedback for how the scholarship can be improved, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be included in a survey.