It’s A Wrap: ‘Get Screened’ Video Contest Winners Announced
The five winning videos – featuring a stirring survivorship story, a probing puppet and a sinister character named “Colon Polyp,” among other compelling characters – were selected from a pool of more than 60 submissions from contestants spanning 18 states and the
“We were thrilled to receive so many creative entries from moviemakers across the country,” said
“There’s a fine line between scaring people and sending a strong message – to look at colonoscopy as an opportunity and not a threat,” said Smith, 23, an amateur videographer who is a nursing student in his final semester at
Other winning entries included two first runners-up that came with a $1,000 prize: * "Scope," submitted by Ken Westermann of Seattle. * "Don't Put it Off," submitted by Kelly Guenther of Seattle. And two second runners-up that came with a $500 prize: * "Get Screened," submitted by Gary Bosek of Washington Township, Mich. * "Get Screened, End Colon Cancer," submitted by Adam Montoya of Washington, D.C.
A small panel of community judges chose 15 finalists based on five criteria: originality, creativity, concept, accuracy and pertinence of the information included, and overall presentation.
Another group of community judges – including campaign chairman and former Seattle Super Sonics star Fred “Downtown Freddie” Brown and KING-TV “Evening Magazine” reporter
Screening and early detection are crucial because people with colon cancer may be asymptomatic for many years, and precancerous lesions or polyps may take 10 years to transform from benign to malignant. If routine screening via colonoscopy or flexible sigmoidoscopy detects a precancerous polyp, it can be removed immediately.
The winning videos can be viewed on www.endcoloncancernow.org/video/
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