July 21, 2010

Announcing the Top 10 Video Contest Finalists!

For Earth Day this year, Save Our Shores began the Hey-hey-hey, Goodbye Plastic Bags Video Contest, and the entries have been trickling in ever since. The goal of the contest is to spread the word - it's time to bid plastic bags goodbye.

Now, the top 10 finalists have been chosen & the 1st Place Winner and 3 Runners Up will be chosen by our esteemed judges over the next few weeks.

But the 2nd Place winner is chosen by YOU, the viewer. Whichever video gains 'Most Viewed' status by August 6th wins 2nd Place!

Our Top 10 finalists are listed below in random order - check 'em out:

Tanner Gibson, Pickens, SC:

Maya Davidson, Anja Weaver & Paige Davis, Santa Cruz, CA:

Christine Huotari, Wisconsin Rapids, WI:

Ramil Lagman, San Diego, CA:

Echo Zen, Del Mar, CA:

Destin Dern, Apopka, FL:

Craig Draeger, Thunder Bay, Canada:

Jay Romeo, Kissimmee, FL:

Ocee Wilson, Steamboat Springs, CO:

Julia Hostetler, Victoria, British Columbia:

Save Our Shores is honored to have these environmental leaders as our judges:

Philippe Cousteau, grandson of legendary Jacques-Yves Cousteau, carries on the Cousteau family tradition of ocean exploration and conservation through his work with EarthEcho.org, Animal Planet, the Ocean Conservancy, and more.

Mark Stone, a Santa Cruz County Supervisor, sponsored the ordinance to ban plastic bags in Santa Cruz County, and represents Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Mateo Counties on the California Coastal Commission.

Eric Thiermann, local filmmaker and founder of Impact Productions, has created films twice nominated for Best Documentary Film at the world renowned Academy Awards.

Dr. Wallace “J” Nichols is a lifelong advocate for marine conservation, and current SOS Board Member, and has founded, directed, and spearheaded ocean conservation movements like Grupo Tortuguero, WiLDCOAST, and Ocean Revolution.

  • First Prize - Judges Choice - A New HD Flip Camera!
  • Second Prize - Most Views on YouTube - A New SD Flip Camera!
  • Three Runners Up - Judges Choice - Save Our Shores gear!

Join us in bidding these single-use, disposable, polluting plastic bags a heartfelt:

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