Picking one winner in our Freshman Survival Guide 16 Second Survival video contest was so difficult that staffers and interns almost came to blows at Busted Halo HQ. Thank you to everyone who us sent a video with their best advice for incoming college freshman in 16 seconds or less. There were a lot of great nuggets offered by students and recent graduates from all over the United States and Canada. In the end we decided that the contest was so close that we would need to award prizes to three runners-up in addition to the grand prize. Congratulations to Josef from Concordia University, our grand prize winner, who will receive a $100 gift certificate to Bed Bath and Beyond. Our runners-up (in no particular order) are Ian from Monmouth Community College, Aarti from University of Buffalo and Mark from Seton Hall University, each of whom will receive a $25 gift certificate.
Many thanks again to everyone who sent in a video. Stay tuned for more videos and contests as the Freshman Survival Guide publication date — April 7, 2011 — gets closer.