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What is the Abundant Life?

Congratulations to the winners of the first inaugural Philanthropies Student Video Contest!

We are very pleased with the creativity shown and variety of perspectives received during our inaugural contest. Although we are announcing the winning videos, we will not be sharing them publicly until after their “premier” at the biennial Gift Planning Professionals Conference hosted by Philanthropies in November. Thanks so much to all those who participated. Great Job!

If you’re curious how they were judged, it was hard. But we went back to our instructions and created a rubric based upon how well students followed the instructions to submit an emotionally impactful video that answers the question what is the abundant life? Students were also asked to emphasize the blessings of giving but also include the following themes: living the gospel of Jesus Christ, caring for those in need, inviting all to receive the gospel, and uniting families for eternity. Entries will receive awards based upon how well they accomplished each of these requirements. Again, thanks so much to all that participated.

Entries will receive a cash prize in the following levels.


Aubrey Anderson Merrill

Judee Articulo

Savannah Cobb

Kristine Davis

Joseph Hawkins




For the Winners

To claim your prize, you will need to fill out one of two forms depending upon whether you are a domestic or international student. How you answer this question will help us know which form to send.