A bit of background… I came up with the idea on the drive home from filming a spot on the new E! network TV morning show. I first announced it only on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube on October 5. I gave a deadline of October 12.
However as the deadline grew near, I realized most people in my circle hadn’t even heard about it, so it should be announced properly in my ezine, lists, etc. (I’d never hosted a contest before – I learned quite a few things to do better next time ; )) So I then extended the deadline to October 20.
By the original deadline of October 12, we already had dozens of videos submitted. I understand those people jumped through hoops to get them in on time, and were even disappointed we extended the deadline! Because of this snafu I decided to choose our Shine winners out of TWO groups of videos. I already announced the winners from Group One a few days ago.
And I’m very excited to announce the WINNERS from GROUP TWO!!!
Before anyone gets upset… you need to know it was VERY VERY VERY hard to narrow it down to the final 8. Nearly impossible. My team had to help me as I was literally losing sleep over this! Some were funny, some were creative, some were more heartfelt than others. But I did narrow it down to 8 for a combination of reasons for each. In numerology 8 is apparently the number of “new beginnings”. So it seemed appropriate to grant these 8 amazing women and men each a scholarship ticket to Shine!
WINNERS FROM GROUP 2:
1) Jim McGivern
2) Lori Pelzer
3) Sarah Reilly
4) Cutressa Williams
5) LaVondilyn Watson (nominated by Dorothea Bernique)
6) Adam Haroun
7) Lisa Scott
8) Charu Morgan
Congratulations ladies and gentlemen! My team will contact you each individually, or you can also contact my team directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 888-484-5559, ext. 7
Love and Success,