October 22, 2014

TechSoup Names Winners of Its Annual Storymakers Contest

A handful of nonprofit organizations are turning great storytelling into cash, and not just on the fundraising front. 

TechSoup, which connects organizations with technology resources, announces today the winners of its annual Storymakers digital storytelling contest, with prizes up to $5,000. 

This year’s contest attracted 230 entries in formats including two-minute web videos, short-form Vine and Instagram videos, and five-picture photo essays, according to spokesperson Lauren Girardin.

This year, the longest winner runs 1 minute 58 seconds, while the shortest is an Instagram-appropriate 20 seconds. Watch videos from all of the winners below.

Best Over All

Hope House: Camp Counselor Tyron by Stone Soup Films

Best Story Promoting a Cause Related to Youth or Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math

Free Running in Baltimore by Wide Angle Youth Media

Best Super-Short Film

Shine a Light on Avoidable Blindness by Operation Eyesight

Best First-Time Contestant

Mark Karnes by Soddo Christian Hospital

Audience Favorite

Where Manos Serves by Manos Internacional 

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