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And the winners are...

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And the winners are...

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September 30 - November 11 2018

As part of our monthly contest series, we teamed up with COLLECTIVE Resident Pro Sara Dietschy to challenge you to make a mini-documentary about someone within your circle who inspires your creativity with their own.

Sara has been busy reviewing submissions! We received over 250 eligible submissions that told the dynamic stories of a variety of creatives—from tattoo artists and beer brewers to ceramic masters, musicians, and chefs. Each entrant was competing to win incredible filmmaking gear from a prize pool worth over $10,000.

We’re excited to announce that Sara has selected a Grand Prize winner and two Runners Up. The general public voted to select an Audience Award winner. Watch the winning films below!

Congratulations to all four of the prize winners, and a huge THANK YOU to everyone who took time and energy to create and submit something awesome. We hope you enjoyed the challenge and that working on it stretched you to learn something new as a creator.

Ready for the next COLLECTIVE contest? Check out Oscar award-winning Kevin Klauber’s documentary challenge, CONQUERED, now open for submissions.

grand prize winner




“LOVE. The music portrayed the mood so well and I felt like I knew Crystal by the end of the video. I enjoyed the narrative and that the film ended on an inspirational note too. And I want a ceramic from her!!!”


runners up




“This is soooo unique. You told Annalisa's story and the process behind her art so well. I wanted more!”





“Loved this so much!! really unique concept and creative shots, I understood that you probably couldn't show the students faces so good job working around that. I really felt connected to your subject - great storytelling.”


audience vote winner






Grand Prize

  • MacBook Pro 15 inch TouchBar 1TB SSD
  • BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Camera
  • DJI Ronin-S
  • LaCie 2big Dock 20TB
  • LaCIe DJI Copilot

Runners-up Prizes (2 winners)

  • LaCie DJI Copilot
  • DJI Ronin-S

Audience Award Prize (1 winner)

  • LaCIe DJI Copilot
  • Aputure Light Panel


  • 20% cinematography
  • 20% editing & post
  • 20% creativity & innovation
  • 20% narrative
  • 20% overall engagement & storytelling


  • 30 Sep
  • 11 Nov
  • 11 Nov
  • 26 Nov
  • Contest open
  • Contest closes
  • Judging begins
  • Winner announced
Contest open
Contest closes
Judging begins
Winner announced

Resident Pro


Sara Dietschy (rhymes with peachy) is a New York City-based content creator who showcases the creative process on her self-titled YouTube channel and podcast The Creative Exchange. She has nearly 400k YouTube subscribers to her channel, where she uploads docuseries, tech reviews, and vlogs. Through her work, Sara explores the intersection of technology and creativity. Sara has partnered with brands like Intel, AT&T, Visa, Adobe and Best Buy to enable her creativity and provide the best content possible.


Ready for a new challenge? Check out Oscar-award winning Kevin Klauber’s documentary challenge, CONQUERED, now open for submissions.

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