Dec 21, 2009
By Chelsa Bocci
Kiva Video Contest - results are in!

Congratulations to everyone who placed in the Kiva Instructional Video Competition hosted by Tongal! We were very impressed with the entries and had our work cut out for us last week when we sat down to judge over 50 submissions!

You can watch Erik Andersson’s amazing $3,500, grand prize winning Kiva video, "The Pedro Story" here. Congratulations, Erik! Below is a complete list of all the winners’ profiles and the final results of the Kiva Competition.

The goal of the contest was to find the video that best describes “How Kiva Works” in the most simple, accurate and creative way. We were looking for videos that not only served as a tutorial, but as a tool to raise awareness and attract new lenders to Kiva.org.

1st place ($3,500) – Erik Andersson, “The Pedro Story

2nd place ($1,500) – Andre Ferreira, “You Too Can Help

3rd place ($1,000) – Kieran Ball, “From Desk to Door: Kiva’s Microloan Delivery Service

4th place ($750) – Shelley Cryan, “Change a Life with a Kiva Loan

5th place ($500) – Andrew Huffaker, “Kiva – Loans That Change Lives

But wait…it’s not over yet!

We’re entering the next phase of the video competition and Tongal will be awarding cash prizes to the Top 5 “Most Viewed” videos. Deadline is January 31st so cast your vote today by watching your favorite videos!

For more information on the contest, including how the videos were judged, see our original post here.

Thanks again to all of the participants, we are thrilled to share your creative work with our community and we appreciate all of the submissions!

Happy Holidays!

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Chelsa has been with Kiva from the beginning and was responsible for establishing Kiva's Microfinance Partnerships program where she managed a great deal of relationships with Kiva's Field Partners, primarily in Africa, and oversaw Kiva's Microfinance Operations programs; Inventory Management and Kiva's expansive Fellows Program. Chelsa is currently responsible for growing and further engaging Kiva's community through three channels: Kiva Lending Teams, Social Networks, and Events. Prior to Kiva, Chelsa was a Corporate Recruiter and Immigration Specialist with Barclays Global Investors. She returned to the U.S. following a period of extensive world travel and work abroad; including Social Work with HIV-positive children in South Africa and tsunami relief efforts in Thailand and Indonesia. Chelsa received her B.S. in Psychology from Santa Clara University, and has completed certifications in Social Performance Management, Framework for Reporting/Analysis/Monitoring/ Evaluation (FRAME), Behavioral Interviewing/Talent Selection, Risk Management Strategies, and Human Resources Management.

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