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I Won the Share or Die Storytelling Contest!

Posted on August 9, 2012 by shira

Shareable is a really great website focused on all things sharing. I’ve contributed photos to their site in the past and wrote an article for them on how to organize a community swap meet. So when they announced the “Share or Die” storytelling contest, I was psyched to participate. I made a short video about our experiences with sharing in Ithaca through Ithaca Freeskool, Share Tompkins and Shirari Industries.

I found out last night that I won for best video! The winner was chosen through a combination of public votes and judges scores, so thanks to all of you who voted. (Ironically, mine was the only video that met the qualifications, so I guess I was a shoe-in – yay for me for following the rules!)

The panel of judges features really amazing people, including Annie Leonard (The Story of Stuff), Jonah Sachs (Free Range), Wendy Philleo (The Center for a New American Dream) and other innovators. I’m really psyched to now be on their collective radar.

The winner gets $1,000 in credit to the sharing service of my choice, a signed copy of Share or Die, and an “I Love to Share” t-shirt from Creative Commons. The video will also be published on Shareable’s homepage and will be excerpted in the video trailer to promote the Share or Die book. I’ll be using the cash at our local Greenstar Food Coop (which counts as a sharing service) and am really psyched about the increased exposure for what we’re doing here in Ithaca!

Here’s the official blurb on my win:

Top Prize, Video:

Shira Golding Evergreen for, “For Barter or Worse: Adventures in Sharing,” the story of two pioneering women who make a new life together in Ithaca, New York by starting a vibrant barter community called Share Tompkins, which has hosted 25 local sharing events in the last three years.

Note that while we had other video entries, unfortunately only Shira’s met the contest guidelines. That doesn’t diminish Shira’s win. Her video is truly awesome. Please watch it.

Related posts:

  1. For Barter or Worse: Please vote for my video about sharing!
  2. Fun with Powerpoint – Share Tompkins Presentation at Ignite Ithaca
  3. Press: Shira and Share Tompkins in Tompkins Weekly
  4. Share Tompkins and Shira in the NY Times!
  5. Shirari Peace and Love Podcast #7: May Day 2012


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