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Ladies and gentlemen, the final votes have been counted for this year’s DoGooder Nonprofit Video Awards, and we’re excited to announce the winners in the Case Foundation sponsored “Fearless Video” category!

This was the first year for the Fearless Video category and the competition was tough. There were more than 1,000 video submissions, many of which showcased the very best in nonprofit video production and storytelling.

What does it mean to make a Fearless video you may ask?

Building upon the Case Foundation’s efforts to champion Fearless approaches to social challenges we sought to find organizations that used their videos to experiment and to take risks. We looked for the filmmakers who embraced a failure from their past and used it to help shape their future. We wanted to reward those who used video to share a big idea that just might inspire others to also dream big. We wanted to find filmmakers who were… Fearless.

The Case Foundation awarded a $2,500 grant to the organization with the most fearless video in each of the four different categories (small organization, medium organization, large organizations, storytelling) as selected by the public and judges at this year’s Nonprofit Technology Conference hosted by NTEN.

And now… The winners of the 2012 DoGooder Fearless Video Awards are…

Invisible People

The storyline employed by Invisible People showcases its willingness to accept failure as a possible outcome and how that acknowledgement helped them to achieve their goals.

Global Health Media Project

This video by Global Health Media Project shows that no matter what the size of an organization, big ideas can lead to significant change.

The Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Foundation for the Benefit of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities

In this video, we see that sometimes taking big risks and experimenting in filmmaking can lead to big wins.

Partnership at Drugfree.org

By confronting both the positive and negative sides of a story, this video highlights stories of people overcoming their fears and adversity.

Congratulations to all of the nonprofits that participated in this year’s competition - we hope it inspires other organizations to join in and Be Fearless as well.

To see the finalists and winners in the other categories, click here!

Stay tuned in coming days for interviews with representatives from Fearless award winners!

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