2017 Winners By Judges Picks
There were so many exquisite videos entered into our contest this year, therefore it was very hard for the judges to choose only a few to win. All videos were viewed repeatedly to pick our final winners. We do thank ALL for entering our contest and ask them to consider entering again next year!!
1st Place ($5,000): Heaven in the Eye of Beholder
By Veronica Lam, Sofia Fleites, and Amanda Merino. Narrated by Amanda Abadie. Written by Sofia Fleites and Veronica Lam. With special thanks to Ms. Spencer.
Judges’ comment: We found this video especially touching and an exceptional expression of Heaven as it occurs on Earth. We wanted to watch this video repeatedly- and we were moved with joyful tears each time! "What comes from the heart, goes to the heart" and we found this video to be the perfect example of this concept.
2nd Place ($1,000): Why Do We Have to Die to go to Heaven?
By Prince Ea
Judges’ comment: We found this video to be incredibly inspiring and beautifully made! A wonderful explanation of how to create Heaven on Earth!
3rd Place ($500): Flow
By Chris Barber
Judges’ comment: We found this video to be extremely joyful. We wanted to watch this video again and again and again! A beautiful vision of one creating Heaven on Earth in their own life!
4th Place ($500): In the Light
By Cameron Kostopoulos
Judges’ comment: We found this video to be well made and to have many hidden and beautiful meanings regarding our growth from the darkness towards the light… towards Heaven on Earth! We wanted to watch this video repeatedly.
5th Place ($250): A Stroke of Passion
By Roselio Hernandez and Maria Best
Judges’ comment: We found this video to be beautifully made, joyful and containing a wonderful message of how meaningful it is to follow one’s own passion towards the creation of Heaven on Earth in ones own life!
6th Place ($250): This Too Shall Pass
By Jennifer Gao and Jamie Chen
Judges’ comment: These video artists are truly outstanding in their art and we loved the message that bliss is possible despite all odds! Following ones passion is a great way to create ones personal Heaven on Earth!
7th Place Tie ($100): It’s in Your Hands
By Mark Christofaro
Judges’ comment: This video expresses a wonderful and logical expression of how Heaven on Earth is a possibility in the real world!
7th Place Tie ($100): New Jerusalem, New Heaven
By Gregory Jonathan and Aurora Productions with Mary Wilding
Judges’ comment: This video expresses that there are absolutely no limits of possibilities in our world and the future towards the true creation of Heaven on Earth—Joyfully!
8th Place ($100): Wired
By Breech Asher Harani
Judges’ comment: This video expresses a beautiful explanation of how one can realize Heaven on Earth no matter how our life begins!
9th Place ($100): Renewed Mind
By Cathryn Fowler
Judges’ comment: This video is beautiful and expresses many outstanding messages of how to create Heaven in ones own life!
10th Place ($100): The Mountain
By Aquiles Fernandez, Oscar Quintero, and Marzel Avila
Judges’ comment: This video contains incredibly gorgeous cinematography and a beautiful lesson of how hard circumstances can help one put life’s problems in perspective! Each person’s Heaven on Earth is unique!
11th Place ($100): What If?
By Justin Garcia
Judges’ comment: We found this video to be beautifully on target in the creation of Heaven on Earth with no limits!
12th Place ($100): Closer
By Jamie Chen and Jennifer Gao
Judges’ comment: Pure joy in relationship!
13th Place ($100): Creation
By Jake Lamons
Judges’ comment: We found this video to be exquisitely created with incredible cinematography and to be beautifully on message!
14th Place ($100): Giving Fever
By Kennon Bellile
Judges’ comment: This video is a very beautiful expression of how our efforts can make a huge impact, and the act of giving is an incredible gift for those who give as well as for those who are given.