The deadline has passed, the videos are in and we have seven finalist videos from our 2008 My Privacy & Me National Video Competition for young people. Watch these videos and you’ll see how young people took our instructions to heart. These videos cover a wide-range of privacy topics and can easily be used as public service announcements. They communicate many different privacy messages and were shot in a variety of formats, from claymation to animation to staged skits. Most importantly, each video conveys the importance of personal privacy.
We were thrilled with the response we got to our first contest – when you watch these seven videos you’ll see first-hand the caliber of the videos we received.
Stay tuned for news on the winning video and on the second- and third-place finishes. On February 10th, we are holding an event with the students from the Encounters with Canada program. These students, from schools all across Canada, will view our seven final videos and choose the first, second and third-place winners. We will feature these winning videos on this site and on our YouTube channel. The winning artists will receive an iPod Touch and a $100 gift card to the store of their choice. Second place gets a $250 gift card; third place gets a $150 gift card. On February 10th, we will also announce the school that submitted the most entries – this lucky school entries automatically wins Adobe Creative Suite, one of the best software design packages available.
We hope you enjoy watching these impressive videos that young people created for our contest. And stay tuned for information on our 2009 My Privacy & Me National Video Competition!