The Downtown Alliance has announced the winner of its "I am Downtown" video contest, with $5,000 going to Connor Rickman and Nicholas Dunn for their creative take on the eponymous phrase.
Rickman and Dunn will be awarded $5,000. The judging panel's criteria included: originality and creativity, adherence to creative assignment, uniqueness of the story told and overall appeal. The latter, worth 20 percent, was based on likes, comments and views on YouTube.
Rickman and Dunn's entry features a medieval woodsman who is transported to Salt Lake City by a mysterious glowing crystal. The woodsman becomes enamoured of the city and when the crystal begins to glow again, signaling another trip through time and place, he deposits it in a nearby trash can and contentedly walks off into the Salt Lake night.
The other four finalists:
• Perry Layne explores various methods of earth-friendly transport biking, walking and boarding.
• Team Boyes enlisted local musician Bill Shaddox for the backing track on its largely stop-motion video of the Salt Lake Farmers Market.
• Devon McCullough performed a stomp dance in front of the City Creek skybridge in Jay Arcansalin's entry.
• Josh Wolstenholme uses time-lapse photography and a stirring voiceover monologue to depict a "city pulsating" with life.