Loopster announces contest winner
Bill Baird, CEO and founder of Loopster.com, announced the winners of the Lifestyle Video Contest last week.
Loopster awarded the $1,000 grand prize to 12-year-old Ellie Taylor for her video, “The Dog Vlog.”
“She did a day in the life of her dog, Missy,” said Taylor’s mother, Rebecca.
Taylor learned of the video contest from an article that ran Aug. 9 in The Daily Sentinel and GJSentinel.com.
She became determined to enter the contest, spending most of that day filming Missy’s antics on a small Sony point-and-shoot camera.
Learning to use Loopster was easy for Taylor. “She really went through it with a fine tooth comb,” Rebecca said.
Taylor was so excited when Baird announced that she was the winner. “She has dreams of buying a MacBook but she wants to save for a car too,” her mother said.
“It’s really the easiest thousand bucks you could make,” Baird said.
The decision wasn’t easy and Baird awarded prizes to two runners-up as well. The 2nd place winner, Scottjoker123, won $200 for the movie, “The Frankenstein Monster.”
The 3rd place winner, missv0529, received $100, for the movie “Spider vs Mikey.”
Loopster is marketed as the “world’s easiest online video editing site,” and has an interface between Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter, making sharing video easier than ever.
Baird, a Grand Junction resident, previously worked in the oil and gas industry. He studied information system management and earned a degree from Colorado Christian College. The idea for Loopster came to him when he realized there was not any easy ways to upload video to social media sites.
Loopster.com kicked-off with an unveiling of a Loopster custom trike at the Gateway Canyons Resort July 1. The bike was designed by Paul Jr. Designs and was recently seen on the David Letterman show.
The event will air on American Chopper September 17 and 24 on the Discovery Channel.