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

July 9, 2015

[FERNDALE] – The deadline for the “Show a Sullivan Renaissance Story” Video Contest is Wednesday, July 15.  Groups and individuals are invited to submit an original one-to-three minute video that shows how Sullivan Renaissance has impacted people, organizations and communities.

The winning video will receive $1000, with additional prizes for the runners up.  There is no submission fee.

There is still time to enter.  Email the following information to name, contact information, title of video, featured community, and YouTube or Vimeo link to video. All entries must be received by close of business on July 15.

The judging criteria includes: length, message clarity, creativity, audience appeal and technical aspects.  The judges are:

  • Ben Younger: New York City film director and writer, whose work includes “Prime,” “Boiler Room” and the soon to be released “Bleed for This.”
  • Daniel Mack: multi-media artist, writer and teacher with a studio in Warwick; who serves on the board of the Orange County Citizens Foundation.
  • Eniko Hunyadi: freelance marketing and advertising consultant from Connecticut; formerly worked at Sullivan Renaissance and created the video contest.

Participants will be notified of the judges’ decisions by August 3.  The winning submission will be shown at the Sullivan Renaissance Awards Ceremony on Monday, August 10 at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts.

To obtain more information about contest registration, email or call 845-295-2442.  To learn more about Sullivan Renaissance and see the 2015 grant recipients, which have inspiring stories to share, go to

Sullivan Renaissance is a beautification and community development program principally funded by the Gerry Foundation.  Sponsors include Bold Gold Media Group/Thunder 102, FisherMears Associates, Kristt Company, Robert Green Dealerships, Sullivan County Democrat, The River Reporter, Thompson Sanitation, and WSUL/WVOS.