Can you help Get Out the Vote?
Meet our amazing judges!
Harry Shum, Jr, “Mike Chang” on GLEE
Tamlyn Tomita, “Mike Chang’s Mom” on GLEE
Axel Caballero, Founder/Producer of Cuentame
Hoi Poon, Campaign Director, My Vote, Our Future
Dave Baker, Director of Production, KTSF-TV
Total voters 35,471
Total votes 36,551
And….the winners are:
Grand Prize ($1,000): “I Need to Vote” (Youth Mojo)
First Prize ($600 First Prize): “Increase Our Bust” (Dawn M. Green)
Second Prize ($400 Second Prize): “Voting Gangnam Style” (Kollaboration Atlanta & AALAC)
Honorable Mention: “We Will Vote” (University of Virginia)
We took the videos that garnered the most votes and weighted them accordingly with the expert judges’ picks.
Watch & enjoy all the finalists, then vote on the November 6, 2012 presidential election and for all your local representatives!
From Trisha Cruz & the crew at the Asian Student Union at University of Virginia, a clear-eyed and committed pledge from a wide range of students to do the important thing and vote for America\\\’s best interests. The future\\\’s in good hands with these peeps, don\\\’t you think?
1200 votes, 3% of all votes
From Natalie Gee and the YouthMojo crew in San Francisco is a horror movie of epic proportions — several young people sleepwalk through their lives not caring to vote when they had the chance…and wake up in a horrific world where the things they know and love are MISSING!!! (Cue scary violin music.)
20,892 votes, 57% of all votes
From Atlanta, Georgia and Kris Valeriano, and the crew of Innonim, with special guest Congressman John Lewis (a bona fide Civil Rights hero!) is a bouncy Gangnam style parody that pumps you up to get out the vote! Horsey dance to the polls!
345 votes, 1% of all votes
Southern California mom and cancer survivor (and lover of the Affordable Care Act, because it was literally her lifeline during chemo) Spike Dolomite Ward has some words of wisdom for anyone too comfy on the couch to vote. IT MATTERS. Oh yes.
13,595 votes, 37% of all votes
From Dawn Green and her musical crew at Comedivas: a Frank Sinatra impersonator tries to cut through the fog of indifference and confusion to urge people to vote. Dude, don\\\’t be the one lost in that fog.
487 votes, 1% of all votes
From Bo Young Kim and the students at De Anza College in Cupertino, CA comes this GOTV message from an active and highly engaged campus. You want civic engagement? You got it, future leaders of America!
107 votes, .5% of all votes
From Naomi Estaris comes a Get Out the Vote video all the way from Hampton Roads, Virginia! Behold, Fil-Am Vote Coalition of Hampton Roads (FAVCOHR), with people from the community saying how they value the right to vote and cherish the opportunity to help guide the direction America will take.
155 votes, 1% of all votes
Are you ready to translate the fun into rocking the vote?
My Vote Our Future’s 2012 Video Contest’s big theme is GET OUT THE VOTE. Why is voting important? What motivates you to vote? What do you feel is at stake this November for you personally and this country?
First round submissions will be reviewed by a panel of judges and forwarded to the second round of expert judges who are well-known for their contributions in film, video, political activity, and civic engagement.
Both popular vote (40%) and the panel of expert judges (60%) determined the winners based on how effectively they address the criteria in the rules.
Video Contest Guidelines
Evaluation Criteria: Videos will be judged by the following criteria:
- Overall Impact (educational, inspiring, persuasive)
- Creativity and Originality
- Memorable Content and Delivery
- Clear Message about the importance of voting
- Alignment with My Vote, Our Future mission, able to connect with youth voters (18-30)
Winners will have their work publicized all through November 6, 2012 with our partners. All winners will get marketing exposure.