Wow - almost 50 heartfelt entries! We had no idea when we did this that so many people would participate, or that your entries would be so amazing given the short notice! Seeing the diversity and ways that flow and flowtoys have touched so many brought tears to our eyes (more than a few times). Thank you all so much for sharing.
It has been an incredible 2 weeks watching your videos and we were very moved by every single one of them. Selecting a "winner" was challenging and I think Patrick Ablir best expressed it on Facebook when he said this is a contest where everyone wins.
However we had to choose one person to receive the Ultimate Flowkit and that person is ... Mark Husted!
There were many excellent videos, but Mark's had just the right blend of clear, concise storytelling, full spectrum perspectives ranging from personal to universal, in addition to being well executed. Congratulations Mark!
There are a number of other videos that stood out and we want to give them props here. We will also be sending these peops some surprise gifts :D -- don't ask, it's a surprise! These videos are exemplary of any one or more of the following traits: flow philosophy, poetry, production quality, articulation, descriptions of life-changing experience and general awesomeness.
You can find all the videos on our youtube channel playlist "2010 meaning of flow video contest".
Again, thank you ALL so much!
Sean and Prisna
meaning of flow ::
the contest is now closed
Thank you to all who participated!
View a playlist of winning videos along with all other submissions from the meaning of flow video contest here!
why we are doing this
Flow! What does flow mean to you? We'd like to hear about it. How you got into the flow arts, what it's done for your life, your favorite moment of flow... anything that is inspiring and meaningful about flow as it relates to you and flow toys... sorry snowboarding, surfing, driving, writing and cooking don't count this time.
We are specifically looking for words, not footage of flow - that will be a different competition :)
This competition was only announced on our website and Facebook page; we chose not to post it publicly or on our email list, as we wanted to reach out to our immediate community and give y'all a chance to introduce yourselves and win sweet rewards for your participation.
It's one of the ways we wish to thank you all for supporting us through our development and evolution.
And we are building a stronger Flow story. We all know how much Flow means to us, and how it's changed our lives. But we also struggle with the challenge of describing to our mothers/co-workers etc. what we do, why we do it and what it does for us. We'd love to be able to send your video to our grandmother saying, Hey Grandma, check it out, this is why I do it, and I'm not the only one! We'd also love to create a video that y'all can send to your friends and family, who don't quite get it yet ;) Thank you for being part of our collective Flow story.
All the best,
the Flowtoys family
what we're looking for