Results are in! With 31,639 total YouTube views and 1,064 votes (wow! Thank-you to all who voted), the winners of the second annual Coast Guard Video of the Year Award are…
It was a VERY close race…
Drum roll please…..
First Place – Day 5
Receiving 162 votes, Coast Guard Port Security Unit 307 wins first place for their video featuring the PSU members and the Haitian Coast Guard providing medical attention and medicine during an orphanage relief project after the magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck the Port-au-Prince.
“PSU 307, augmented by members from four PSUs and the Deployable Operations Group, mobilized and deployed in 96 hours to meet the requirements of this critical response,” said Capt. Gail Kulisch, Commander of the Deployable Operations Group. “Winning this contest as chosen by the American public is a true honor. This video epitomizes the ‘all hands on deck’ effort by the Coast Guard, the Department and the nation to help the people of Haiti overcome this devastating natural disaster.”
Second Place – Day 7
Receiving 157 votes, Coast Guard Air Station Houston wins second place for their video of Petty Officer 2nd Class Brad Pigage, the rescue swimmer and aviation survival technician, rescuing a man who was stranded and clinging to a piling near Rollover Pass, Texas.
Third Place – Day 3
Receiving 143 votes, Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater wins third place for their video of Petty Officer 3rd Class Jacob Warner, aviation survival technician, rescue of two elderly people who jumped into the water from a disabled sailboat in order to be hoisted out of danger by a Coast Guard helicopter. This case was Warner’s first rescue as the rescue swimmer.
Congratulations to all the 2010 Video of the Year nominees! Excellent job using video to highlight the missions and stories of America’s Coast Guard.
The next contest featured on the Compass blog will be a People’s Choice for this year’s Coast Guard Photo Contest. More information coming next week so stay tuned.