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What is the Power of 8?

Glad you asked! In honor of the Catalogue’s 8th year, we launched a contest this fall: we asked our non-profits to choose from our list of “8″ words (celebrate, collaborate, appreciate, or elevate) or to choose an “8″ word of their own. Then they filmed a 30-60 second video about how that word represented their organization and sent it along to us. Many of our non-profits used a simple hand-held camera (or in some cases, even a cell phone), but the results were still beyond powerful. Want to take a look?

We announced the winners of our “Power of 8″ video contest last Monday at the Catalogue launch. First place was awarded to the Literacy Council of Montgomery County and their wonderful video is right here. Honorable mentions went to Falls Church McLean Children’s Center (video here), The Theatre Lab School for the Dramatic Arts (here), and the Washington Legal Council for the Homeless (right here).

But wait, there’s more! The contest is not completely over yet. You have until December 1 to visit the Power of 8 playlist on the Catalogue’s YouTube Channel. Watch all 37 submitted videos and “like” your favorites and … the top vote-getters (or “like”-getters if you prefer) will be featured on our website during the giving season.

So watch and vote away! And, moreover, enjoy these 37 wonderful windows into what our non-profits are doing around Greater Washington every day.

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