Education Connection Announces Video Contest Winners
09/29/2009 announces the winners of their video contest. Out of 52 entries, three winners were chosen to receive scholarships, cash prizes and an Amazon Kindle.

Online PR News – 29-September-2009 – pa – Boca Raton, Florida - Education Connection has named Sarah Wilson, Senior at University of South Florida, the winner of their video contest. She will be awarded a $2000 scholarship and $1000 cash.

“We received 52 amazing video entries. But in the end, we really felt that Sarah’s video perfectly summed up the service that Education Connection provides to students trying to pick a college,” said Todd Zipper, Chief Operating Officer of Education Connection. “It is an honor to give such gifted students awards that will allow them to continue their education.”

Wilson’s video, entitled “Don’t Choose Blindly” portrayed the hesitancy that students’ should feel and do feel when choosing a college they know nothing about – instructing them not to “choose blindly” by going to Education Connection in a simple 47 second video.

The first prize winner Matt Pierce, who goes to Monterey Peninsula College, will receive $1000 scholarship and $500 cash. Matthew Daly, a student from the University of North Carolina, was picked as the second prize winner and will receive an Amazon Kindle.

Education Connection’s one-of-a-kind video contest for scholarships and other prizes got 52 entries, which collected more than 8500 votes. Participants submitted an original video about Education Connection or a mashup of Education Connection Commercials.

The winning videos can be viewed on the Education Connection YouTube page or the contest Web site.

Education Connection helps students find online colleges that are ideally suited for their academic and career interests, financial resources and lifestyles. Unlike Web-only matching services, Education Connection has experienced admissions advisors available every day to answer questions over the phone. Advisers can guide students through the process of selecting ideal areas of study and help them choose the best academic institutions for different degree programs.