Last month, I asked for your help to raise votes and assist my son in winning a video contest. The contest, put together by the Intellectual Property Owners Educational Foundation, asked young filmmakers to create short films about getting a patent. Well, thanks to your help, he won! My son, Simon Lundquist, was one of two winner in his age group with Natalie DiMundo from Santa Monica, Calif.
On Tuesday, Dec. 9, these two young winners, along with two winners in the 16-18 age group, will each receive a $5,000 award at a recognition dinner at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery in D.C. Simon is most nervous about getting a tux and giving a speech.
With his winnings, he plans on updating his video equipment and putting a bulk of the proceeds aside for college. His young eyes are already set on the great (expensive!) film schools of NYU, UCLA or USC. So we, the parents, are hoping he enters many more money-making film contests!!
We are very proud of him. Kind of in awe. And very grateful for the it-takes-a-village support of family, friends, neighbors and wonderful strangers.