Aflac announced Wednesday it had chosen a winner in its 10-Second Challenge video contest and will pay him $25,000.
Matthew Hoelter, 24, of Marina Del Rey, Calif., produced the winning video in the company’s contest, which challenged entrants to describe Aflac and what it does within 10 seconds.
The freelance editor said this was the first time he had entered a video contest. In his video, he used computer graphics and voice over.
Hoelter, who recently moved to California from Ohio, said he plans to save some of the grand prize money and donate to charity.
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Three runners up will receive $1,000 and an Aflac snowboard. Aflac received more than 180 video submissions.
In all, the public cast more than 69,000 votes and helped chose the top 10 finalists. A panel of judges selected by Aflac then chose the four winners.
— Andrea V. Hernandez