Best Video Finalists: Vote for your favorite!

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Each year, Greater Twin Cities United Way recognizes the finest work of our agency and corporate partners over the past year with Best of Awards. And the award for Best Video is chosen by you!

Update 3/31: Announced at Night to Unite: Polaris is the winner! See all the finalists videos below and visit our YouTube channel for other videos from the event.

From February 27-March 3, more than 2,500 votes were cast for a favorite video. This year, the online voting results will also be combined with YouTube likes and a panel of United Way judges to determine a winner.


See the finalists!

Land O’Lakes: Inspired by a poem written by Theodor Seuss Geisel

Polaris: Stereotypes are just so boring

Xcel Energy: Everyone in our community deserves the chance to achieve their dreams

Rules and Regulations:

Voting will be open from February 27 at 12:01 a.m. through March 3 at 5 p.m.

The final winner will be determined by combining the results of this online poll, YouTube Likes and votes by a panel of United Way judges. In the event of a tie, United Way will choose a winner.

Each individual will be allowed one vote each day through this online poll. Any attempt to circumvent or cheat the technology will invalidate the online voting results, in which case the winner will be chosen by only using United Way’s judges panel votes.

Videos used on this page are the property of Xcel Energy, Polaris and Land O’Lakes. They are linked to on this website with permission. The view expressed in these videos do not necessarily reflect the views of Greater Twin Cities United Way.

Greater Twin Cities United Way reserves the right to change these rules and regulations at any time.

124 thoughts on “Best Video Finalists: Vote for your favorite!

      1. Best of the best! I’m so tired of the bikers getting bad raps. We stand up for the children and our communities! We are a family that is not easily dismembered. We stand up for abused children and women. We donate our lives, time & money. We care and help those in need. Sometimes the voices that come out of our mouths is of those who cannot speak for themselves. We are not bad people but we sure do get bad raps. This video shows some of the love that we spread. Again I state, this is the best of the best!

      2. Polaris stereotypes are just so boring. Best of the best! I’m so tired of the bikers getting bad raps. We stand up for the children and our communities! We are a family that is not easily dismembered. We stand up for abused children and women. We donate our lives, time & money. We care and help those in need. Sometimes the voices that come out of our mouths is of those who cannot speak for themselves. We are not bad people but we sure do get bad raps. This video shows some of the love that we spread. Again I state, this is the best of the best!

    1. The Polaris video is wonderful! Sends such a positive message about Humankind without being depressing or preachy. It gets my vote (-:

    2. Xcel- “Everyone in our community deserves a chance” is on point, reaching the ideals that are in line with needs and assistance provided as it covers so many diverse events.

    3. Each video was terrific.
      I’m a sucker for Dr. Suess style rhymes (a lot’n?)
      Polaris made me smile.
      Xcel Energy made me proud to be a volunteer

    4. I VOTE FOR XCEL ENERGY VIDEO EVERYONE IN COMMUNITY DESERVES A CHANCE TO ACHIEVE THEIR DREAM .. this was great .. I like it right away.

    5. I vote for the Bikers video. I think they catch a bad rap, most of them anyway. That video made my heart smile.

  1. 2016 marked the 10th consecutive year of record giving by Land O’Lakes. Thank You United Way for all that You do to help Us, as a Community, accomplish Good Things for our Community.

  2. I have the privilege of knowing people like those in the Polaris video. Not everyone can do a video about what they personally contribute. I think that’s why it speaks to me so loudly.

  3. All videos are excellent in their own way. Having been in advertising in a former career, I chose Land ‘O Lakes, due to the poem and how it all flowed so well together. As an Art Director, to me, it was just a better piece. But… all of the videos were very well done – congratulations.

  4. Xcel Energy is my favorite! It showed all types of diverse people. It even made me tear up. Good job, Xcel!!

    1. Hi Tim – our daily voting is calculated by a full 24-hour period. When that period has passed, the buttons will be available again. Thanks!

  5. All the videos were very good. The Polaris video gets my vote,many people volunteer and contribute contrary to what many think. Made me smile with pride!

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