GSA hosted the first-ever citizen engagement video contest and Peter Sullivan of Nashville, Tennessee took the gold. The challenge was to create a video that showed how USA.gov could help citizens navigate useful government information.
More than 30 citizens from across the country submitted videos. The award winner of USA.gov video challenge, Sullivan, created an upbeat musical piece that included some of his family and friends. Sullivan received $2,500 from GSA. To watch the video click here: http://www.gsa.gov/Portal/gsa/ep/contentView.do?contentType=GSA_BASIC&contentId=29563
Dave McClure, the Associate Administrator for the GSA’s Office of Citizen Services and Communications, said, “Citizen engagement is a fundamental tenet of open government.” GSA believes the video challenge was a new, creative way for citizens to get involved using new media.
He continued to say, “Thanks to the creativity and quality of the videos that citizens returned, we have a citizen-created video that will help to inform the public of vital government services available through USA.gov.”