The Power Line Prize jury met via conference call yesterday afternoon and selected the winners of the Power Line Prize contest. Readers who don’t remember may want to refresh themselves: at the beginning of the summer we offered to give away $100,000 to the Power Line reader who best dramatizes the national debt. Boy did you come through. It wasn’t easy, as we had far more excellent entries than there were prizes to be awarded. Over the next few days, we will publicize the winners, along with a number of other entries that we thought were very good.
This is a short video called “Goldfish” that fell just short of the top ten, but was much liked by the judges:
Meanwhile, Hugh Hewitt has the number 8 finisher in the contest, titled, “Weight,” which does an excellent job of explaining the magnitude of the debt crisis in quantitative terms.
My request to you is: steal these videos! Email them to your friends; post them on Facebook; tweet them; if you have a web site, put them up. The idea of the Power Line Prize contest was to stimulate the creation of a lot of new ways to educate people about the debt crisis, not just a few. So the more people who see these videos, hear the songs, and view the other media, the better.
UPDATE: Glenn Reynolds has posted the #9 finisher, a cool hand-drawn comic strip called “Doomed By Debt.”
FURTHER UPDATE: Big Hollywood has the #10 finisher, “Talking Babies!”