The Paste Cloud $10,000 Video Contest Winner Revealed

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There was no caucusing or coin-flipping. We believe in one person, one vote. And now that the ballots have been counted, it’s time to declare a winner in our $10,000 Paste Cloud video contest. Congratulations to Chris Marshall & the August Light for their winning video “Feel Like Running.”

Marshall is a language arts teacher at Sunset High School in Portland, Ore., and the video tells a story with an anti-bullying message. Directed by Jon Garcia, it shows a student getting cyber-bullied through a text at school. The two boys are played by a pair of real-life brothers, Holden and Harrison Goyette, who volunteered their time for the video. Marshall told Portland TV station KGW that if we won the Paste Cloud Contest, he’d pay his volunteer cast and crew for their time and donate a portion to a local anti-bullying group.

“It’s the most proud I’ve felt of anything artistic I’ve done,” he said. “When I share it with my students I can tell it hits a nerve.”

Watch the winning video below and discover more great video at the Paste Cloud:

You can also see Portland station KGW’s feature about the video being a finalist here:

And because we love it so much, here is second-place finisher Lily & Madeleine’s video for “Hourglass”:

Along with the other eight finalists, Lily & Madeline will receive a $100 gift card to Wolfgang’s Vault and a year’s membership to Daytrotter.