Congratulations to the Top Six Girls’ State of the Union (#GSOTU) Video Contest Finalists
| January 27, 2012
On November 16, 2011, the Women’s Media Center invited girls ages 14-22, to create a 1- 5 minute video for our first annual Girls State of the Union (#GSOTU) video contest. Like the President’s report, the Girls’ State of the Union sums up the condition of the country—with a special emphasis on the welfare of girls.
From California to the Carolinas, diverse young women and girls articulated their unique visions for change. They aptly demonstrated superior problem-solving skills, creativity, and thought leadership, and reinforced the important role girls play in our union. Contest participants communicated their “State of the Union” in many ways including amplifying their voices using art, music, multimedia, and poetry to add personal flair.
Our distinguished group of new media and celebrity judges, including actresses Kyra Sedgwick and Marisa Tomei, will select the final winner of the contest during the first week of February. We will be announcing the winner on our website and our #SheParty Tweet-up on Wednesday, February 8th between 3PM and 5PM EST.
In honor of Women’s History Month, the Women’s Media Center will arrange for the winner to travel to Washington, DC between March 17-19, 2012 to deliver her address, receive top-notch media training, and star in a video about the Girls’ State of the Union.
We are so proud of every girl and young woman who participated in the contest. We salute you!
Congratulations to our six fabulous finalists:
Shree Bose: Ft. Worth, TX
Samantha Crisp: Chapel Hill, NC
Jamie Crockett: St. Louis, IL
Shira Gorelick: Livingston, NJ
Diedra Shores: Memphis, TN
Adora Svitak: Redmond, WA