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‘Show a Renaissance Story’ – $1000 First Prize for Winning Video

April 17, 2015

[FERNDALE] – Sullivan Renaissance is hosting a video contest as part of its 15th year celebration.  Groups and individuals are invited to create a “visual time capsule” in the form of one-to-three minute videos that tell how Sullivan Renaissance has impacted people, organizations and communities.

The winning video will receive $1000, with additional prizes for the runners up. 

Contest rules, requirements and registration details will be released at the Sullivan Renaissance Spring Forum on Saturday, April 25 from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. at the CVI Center, 165 Sullivan Avenue in Ferndale.

The forum includes: the announcement of over 50 beautification grants to communities throughout Sullivan County; workshops on creating videos, plant containers and leveraging grants; exhibits by several of Sullivan County’s local organizations and businesses; and an indoor market where participants and guests can purchase local and organic goods.

The public is invited to come out and support their friends and neighbors – and find out how to become involved in the renaissance of Sullivan County. 

Workshops include:

  • HOW TO TELL YOUR STORY THROUGH VIDEO: by Zac Stuart-Pontier, editor of the recent hit HBO mini-series The Jinx
  • BASKETS, BOXES, CONTAINERSTHE CHOICES ARE ENDLESS: bilingual workshop by Diana K. Weiner, Sullivan Renaissance Horticulture Coordinator, and Ari Mir-Pontier, Sullivan Renaissance Liaison to the Spanish Speaking Community
  • THE INS AND OUTS OF LEVERAGING GRANTS: by Freda Eisenberg, AICP, Sullivan County Planning Commissioner, and Ridge Harris, Director of Special Projects with Congressman Gibson’s Office
  • GRANT ORIENTATION: by Helen Budrock, Sullivan Renaissance Community Planner

To obtain a registration form or sign-up online, go to  For more information about the video contest or Sullivan Renaissance, call 845-295-2442.

Sullivan Renaissance is a beautification and community development program principally funded by the Gerry Foundation.