Help Pick the “People’s Choice”
Only 11 Vermonters remain in the running in the 2014 Button Up Video Contest. The most popular of these will win the $300 top prize and earn the title of People’s Choice. Throughout November, everyone is encouraged to view and vote for their favorites at www.ButtonUpContest.org.
The entries are funny, clever, artistic, and highly original looks at the theme of buttoning up our homes to make them cozier, save energy dollars, and fight climate change. The producers used everything from Legos and stuffed animals to costumes and songs to get their message across. They also met the challenge of fitting it all into a two minute story.
Capstone Community Action is sponsoring this contest to inspire viewers to take action to lower their heating costs and do something positive for the planet.
“We are delighted to see this competition move into its final round and are excited to see this theme presented in so many creative ways,” said Capstone Executive Director Hal Cohen.
The winners and honorable mentions from the first round make up the 11 finalists. Titles, Recipients and categories are:
|8th Grade or Younger|
|Button Up Vermont||Amy Kimball||Most informative|
|The Crawl Space & The Bears||Kayla Tashiro||Most likely to spur action|
|What Do You Do If You’re Cold?||Henry Putney||Most humorous|
|Button Up Vermont: It’s Fall||Aja Selbach-Broad||Most informative|
|Button Up Vermont: Make A Difference Today||Kaelan Selbach||Most likely to spur action|
|Button Up VT: I’d Rather Be Saving the Earth||Hina Rattu||Most humorous|
|The CFO Buttons Up||Patricia Tashiro||Most informative|
|Top 10 Reasons to Weatherize your Home!||Karen Mckenny||Most likely to spur action|
|We Didn’t Start the Fire||Daniel Shearer||Most humorous|
|Button Up Bob||Tom Chairvolotti||Honorable mention|
|Or Just Keep Stacking Wood||Bob Farnham||Honorable mention|