Powerline Prize winners: Squirrels explain the national debt and zombies, of course

For those of you who were listening last week you heard John Hinderaker from Powerlineblog.com explain his blogs $100,000 competition for the best original media that portrays our national debt. John  got hundreds of submissions. Below the fold you will find the grand prize winner, including the 3rd prize winner, because well, I just love zombies, don’t you?

First a request. If you have a blog or e-mail … please help John make these videos go viral by sending it to everyone you know. Now, if you’re not familiar with the contest, here’s the background from John.

As you know if you have been paying attention, the deadline for entries in the Power Line Prize competition is midnight tonight. Entries in any format that seek to draw attention to the federal debt crisis are welcome.

When we kicked off the contest, I expected that we would hardly get any entries at all until the last 48 hours. As it happened, quite a few people sent their products in early, either electronically or by mail. As of two days ago, we had over 100 entries. Now, they are flooding in, as we had anticipated. The winning entry will receive a $100,000 grand prize; the runner-up will get $15,000, and two third-place finishers will receive $5,000 apiece. The awards will be voted on by our blue-ribbon panel of judges.

Below you will find the 1st place video, the song came in 2nd place, and the third-place entry, zombies, that well I just had to post. Enjoy.

First place:

Second place, “Don’t you see”

And here’s your third place winner, “Zombies”:

Congratulations to the winners and of course congratulations to everyone at Powerline blog. It was a great idea and we are all indebted to John and the gang for about putting this together.

Special thanks, too, to our expert panel of judges: Hugh Hewitt of The Hugh Hewitt Show; Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit; Marcheta Marshall of Stanford and the Stanford Review, Mary Katharine Ham of The Weekly Standard and Fox News; Roger Simon of Pajamas Media, Alexandra Johnson, Andrew Breitbart of eponymous fame, John Ondrasik of Five for Fighting, and me. Check out the judges’ favorite videos and songs athttp://youtube.com/thepowerlineblog.

2 replies
  1. Anne-EH
    Anne-EH says:

    Good Morning Jim! :)=^..^=

    Excellent presentations of what I call “the federal debt explained for dummies” in online video format.

  2. winnie888
    winnie888 says:

    These were great…First prize was well chosen…”Keep your hands off my nuts”? hahahahahaaaaa!

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