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We have our winners!

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We have the winning videos from the 2008 My Privacy & Me National Video Competition for young people! Participants from Encounters with Canada, a national youth forum that brings together teens from across Canada for week-long adventures in learning and discovery, selected the winners from among seven finalists.

The top three video artists are:

1st place: Siobhan Mortimer of John F. Ross CVI school in Guelph, Ontario, with a video titled A Lesson in Privacy. She wins a $100 gift card and an iPod Touch.

2nd place: Kevin Saychareun and Jennifer Paul of St. Marguerite d’Youville Secondary school in Brampton, Ontario, with a video titled The Facebook Experiment. They each win a $250 gift card.

3rd place: Sam Gawron, also of John F. Ross CVI in Guelph, with a video titled Your Life, Your Privacy. She wins a $150 gift card.

Four secondary schools and their teachers were also recognized for their enthusiastic participation in the contest. They were:

  • Carol Shaw, of Woodstock Collegiate Institute in Woodstock, Ont., with 11 entries.
  • Michelle Brady, of John F. Ross Collegiate Vocational Institute in Guelph, Ont., with six entries.
  • Toby Rosenbloom, of Glebe Collegiate Institute in Ottawa, with five entries.
  • Majet Mattar, of Canterbury High School in Ottawa, with four entries.

Each winning school receives Adobe software, including suites of design tools and editing products for video and still photography.

The videos have been posted to our youth web site and can also be viewed on our YouTube channel.

We were so pleased with the number and quality of submissions we received in the first year of our contest – stay tuned for more information about our 2009 contest!

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