We weren't sure how many of you would respond to our call, but you have amazed us once again! We have received a large number of submissions for the Beyond the Baltic Sea video contest. Our evaluation committee had a blast reviewing the entries. There were so many cool ideas there, novel camera angles, and most importantly so many cool places in the new map portrayed there, we have been impressed.
So without further ado, here are the winners in no particular order - the TOP 3 entries!
There were several more notable entries, but unfortunately, some of the videos had problems or drawbacks which held them back or even disqualified them from the contest. Some of the videos seemed unfinished, perhaps due to time pressure, there were really creative concepts attempted but probably things didn't end up quite as planned. In the end, we decided to mention two more videos in addition to the three winners, and award them with a "special mention" prize:
We have also picked about 20 additional videos that we think are worth it to be featured on our social media channels. Even if they didn't make it all the way to the top, they are interesting to watch and must have taken a lot of time to produce. We have enjoyed watching them all. You can check them out on our official Facebook and Twitter accounts.
We also received a lot of different pleas and requests that we should consider for any next video contest. It was mainly concerning the length of the video and the submission window for the contest. We'd appreciate if you'd write your feedback/pleas/requests into the comments section. What would you need/ what would make it easier or more interesting for you to enter any future contests?
Big thanks to all the contest participants, we wish you all good luck next time! All winners will be notified via email.