(NaturalNews) The winners of the NaturalNews.TV healthy recipes video contest have been announced! This contest sought to highlight the best healthy food and smoothie recipes from around the world, and it attracted tens of thousands of views spanning over 35 different healthy recipe videos. Thousands of users voted on the videos, which also received thousands of Facebook shares.
The contest was sponsored by Boku Super Food
) and Global Healing Center
), both of which are giving away hundreds of dollars in super healthy product prizes to the winners.
In addition, NaturalNews.TV will be sending checks to the winners in the amounts of $500
for the first place winner, $250
for second place and $250
for the third place winner, for a total of $1,000 in cash prizes awarded.
The winners of the contest are:
First place - Healthy Homemade Mayonnaise by Sarah the Healthy Home Economist
With nearly 7,000 views and over 1,000 votes, this homemade mayonnaise recipe takes the top prize! Sarah offers a simple, low-cost recipe for making your own mayonnaise using truly healthful ingredients. Awesome job, Sarah!
Watch this video here: http://naturalnews.tv/v.asp?v=967368E535E6BA9D7FEE6D93DB199F35
Second place - Ultimate Nutrition Superfood Smoothie Recipe by YogaOnline
With over 3,200 views and 848 votes, this recipe video features a super healthy yoga guy offering a delicious and highly nutritious super food smoothie recipe. The women really love to watch this guy, by the way! (I've heard lots of positive comments...)
Watch this video
Third place - Ultimate Power Packed Fruit Super Smoothie by Infowarrs
With almost 1,300 views and over 750 votes, this fruit super smoothie recipe shows viewers how to make another fantastic superfood smoothie recipe. This video was submitted by a user named "Infowarrs" who wears a www.Infowars.com
t-shirt in the video. It's not clear whether this person is affiliated with the official Infowars website or is just a fan. (We'll try to find out when we talk with him during the prize awarding...)
Watch this video here: http://naturalnews.tv/v.asp?v=0A55871D8B226B5468EF8AE766B857E7
Winners will be contacted this week
We will be contacting these winners to get their mailing addresses so we can send out the checks and prizes. Hopefully we'll also get a few comments or quotes from the winners who want to talk about their experiences in creating and sharing their prize-winning videos
What's really cool about this contest is that none of the winners created "pro" quality videos.
These were all basically just "amateur" videos filmed in their own kitchens, using ambient lighting and fairly low-end video cameras -- and yet they won the top prizes! The Infowars guy didn't even use a full frame rate camera. (His video clocks in at something like 15 frames per second, or about half the usual frame rate.)
And yet, despite the lack of pro equipment, these people put together fantastic video content!
It just goes to show you that what you SAY and DO on camera is far more important than having any sort of professional equipment
And that means anybody
can create a winning video, even with a low-cost Flip video camera!
You can still check out some of the other recipe content videos right here: http://naturalnews.tv/contest.asp
Keep watching NaturalNews.TV for more videos
Another thing this contest demonstrated well is that NaturalNews.TV is a great destination for watching really healthy recipe videos. If you want to learn how to make healthy
smoothies, meals or desserts, just use the search function
to find what you want. New videos are being added each day, and the site now has over 10,000 members!
NaturalNews.TV is serving up hundreds of thousands of video views a month now, quickly approaching the one million mark. Word is spreading fast, and users are really enjoying the video content on the site, which ranges from recipes
and exercise videos to interviews, commentary, documentaries and more.I wish to thank all the NaturalNews.TV members who posted recipe videos
as part of the contest. There were all sorts of amazing videos posted for the contest
, and even those videos that didn't win the prizes will still benefit from the ongoing publicity and viewership of NaturalNews.TV.
I also want to thank Boku Super Food
and Global Healing Center
for sponsoring some of the prizes for this contest. These are both really great companies with excellent products that I personally use and recommend (otherwise I wouldn't have invited them to sponsor the contest). Boku Super Food has one of the top superfood powders in the industry (www.BokuSuperfood.com
) and Global Healing Center has some of the very best cleansing and detox products you've ever tried (www.GlobalHealingCenter.com
We plan to host more video contests in the near future, so get your best videos ready and prepare to win even more cash and product prizes as we continue to highlight the very best natural health videos on the web today!
We'll be announcing the next contest soon. I'm not sure yet what topic it will be on, but I'm considering doing something focusing on the holidays.
About the author: Mike Adams is a natural health author and award-winning journalist with a mission to teach personal and planetary health to the public He has authored more than 1,800 articles and dozens of reports, guides and interviews on natural health topics, and he has created several downloadable courses on survival and preparedness, including his widely-downloaded course on personal safety and self-defense. Adams is a trusted, independent journalist who receives no money or promotional fees whatsoever to write about other companies' products. In 2010, Adams created TV.NaturalNews.com, a natural living video sharing site featuring thousands of user videos on foods, fitness, green living and more. He also founded an environmentally-friendly online retailer called BetterLifeGoods.com that uses retail profits to help support consumer advocacy programs. He's also a noted technology pioneer and founded a software company in 1993 that developed the HTML email newsletter software currently powering the NaturalNews subscriptions. Adams also serves as the executive director of the Consumer Wellness Center, a non-profit consumer protection group, and pursues hobbies such as martial arts, Capoeira, nature macrophotography and organic gardening. He's also author of numerous health books published by Truth Publishing and is the creator of several consumer-oriented grassroots campaigns, including the Spam. Don't Buy It! campaign, and the free downloadable Honest Food Guide. He also created the free reference sites HerbReference.com and HealingFoodReference.com. Adams believes in free speech, free access to nutritional supplements and the ending of corporate control over medicines, genes and seeds.
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