I have a 1-minute favor to ask of you.
The Boy made a 56-second video for Bridgestone’s “Teens Drive Smart” video scholarship contest. Out of over 1800 submissions, his video, “Rules of the Road,” made the top 10! Now all ten finalists have been posted, and for another week and a half, people can vote for their favorite ones. The three top vote-getters will be sent to a panel of judges for ranking, first, second, and third.
The prize scholarship money is big. First place wins $25k; second and third place win $15k and $10k respectively. (Those of you with college-bound kids might want to keep this one in mind. The contest is annual.) The money would obviously be an enormous help to us (I try not to think of the college debt we’re taking on), but that’s not why you should vote for our video.
“Rules of the Road” is smart, fast-paced, and hilarious.The Boy’s older brother, Dillon, is the other actor in the video, and it was filmed by their friend, Brandon. I’m so proud of all of them. I hope you’ll watch the video. If you like it, please vote for it. All you need to vote is a valid email address (or two). If you love it, please share it. We need all the votes we can get.
This link takes you straight to all of the top ten finalists. I encourage you to watch them all, of course. Unless you only have one minute. Then just watch “Rules of the Road”… and use the extra four seconds to vote. :)
Thank you so much for your help!
Also, a quick update on the 30-day challenge.
This is Day 8, and I’ve got 8 finished creations! Woohoo!
I’m learning a lot about myself, as I always do when I embark on a new 30-day challenge. I’ll be sharing my insights at the end, but you should jump on the email list for weekly updates and behind-the scenes stuff that I don’t put on the blog.
I made this on Day 4.
It’s not too late to join in on the challenge. If making something every day is too much, commit to engaging with your art every day, or every weekend, or take a new art form out for a spin. Make the challenge work for you (and push yourself just a little).
By the way, not all of my creations are this involved. Last night, just before bed, I doodled flowers on one page of my tiny purse-size Moleskin notebook and called it good. It’s not about being grand and perfect, it’s about having fun and reconnecting with the wildly creative artist inside each of us.