First Video Contest Winners: Hallo Mum, I Just Won $500!

The winner of CW's inaugural video contest is community member gerry, who won the judges hearts with his thoughtful, humorous submission, "Hallo Mum...this is what it's like cruising!"

Among the dozens of entries submitted to CW's video contest were tales of tranquil family cruises, on-the-water emergencies, and pirate attacks. In the end, however, it was a video postcard sent by a loving son to his dear mother on her 95th birthday that claimed first prize-- a $500 American Express gift card.

(Click each screenshot to watch the video)

First Place

Contributor: gerry
Title: "Hallo Mum...this is what it's like cruising!"
gerry's Description: "Made for a birthday greeting to show the reality of life on a cruising boat."

Second Place

Contributor: maxingout

Title: "Maxing Out #3: The Wild West of the Middle East"
maxingout's Description: "We arrive in Aden with a damaged alternator and are delighted to find a superb local machine shop. As we prepare to leave, fellow cruisers are attacked by pirates."

Third Place

Contributor: stationr
Title: "Bueno Nemo"
stationr's Description: "A peaceful afternoon during an overnight trip to our favorite local anchorage. "Bueno Nemo" is on the Hiwassee River near its junction with the Tennessee."

To view all entries to the contest, click here.

To enter the second video contest, click here.

Thanks to everyone who participated in the contest.