Each year TrendMicro holds a video contest called “What’s Your Story?” How it works is people submit videos that fall under one of the three categories:
- Being a good online citizen
- Using a mobile phone wisely
- Maintaining your privacy online
There is a $10,000 prize awarded for the best overall video and cash prizes to each best-in-category video for individual and school entries. Last year, a man named Mark C. Eshleman (feat. Tyler Joseph) submitted a video titled “Where Are You?” that ended up winning the grand prize for the year 2011. Even though it’s a year outdated, I have to share it with you all because it is a simple yet awesome video with a powerful message.
Here is what Mark had to say about the video he submitted:
“The internet has such a big impact on young people and if we were going to make a powerful video, we wanted to tackle what seemed to be the biggest issue: being a good online citizen. We wanted to reach out with a positive message and do it in a creative way. We can only hope that “Where Are You?” will make someone rethink their online life.”
Now that you’ve read all about this video, I imagine you want to watch it for yourself so you can see just how cool it is and even share it with your friends. Remember that this is all in support of national bullying prevention month! It doesn’t take much to make an impact; just standing up and speaking out about bullying can rock someone’s world…. in a good way!
To check out the 2012 video winners, visit this site.