Last night winners were finally announced in the Lovin the Lou contest:
The Laurel Apartments is asking St. Louisans to show them why they love St. Louis in a â€˜Lovin the Lou Video Contestâ€™ beginning July 8th. The prize for the most love (and a little creativity and video savvy) is Free Rent For A Year at the Laurel Apartments in Downtownâ€™s Mercantile Exchange District!
The Laurel Apartments will run a city-wide â€˜Lovin the Louâ€™ video contest for an incredible opportunity to live rent-free for one year at The Laurel Apartments in Downtown St. Louis. The winner will also be the featured blogger on theâ€™ Lovin the Lou Blogâ€™ which will chronicle their crazy cool adventures and experiences around their new neighborhood in Downtown St. Louis.
This contest is an effort to identify what makes St. Louis unique and remarkable and to find the next ambassador for St. Louis. The Laurel Apartments is asking St. Louisans to submit a 2-minute video that captures how they are Lovin the Lou!
â€œWe want to showcase the people and character that make St. Louis, especially downtown, a great place to live and work,â€ said Melissa DeCicco, Marketing Director for Mills Properties, â€œWe know itâ€™s fabulous, but it is time for us to show and tell!â€
I served as one of the judges in the contest, along with Jeff Vines (STL_Style), Bill Streeter (Brick by Chance and Fortune) and developer Amos Harris.Â Â I can tell you it was not easy to pick the final winners, but we did come to agreement:
Grand Prize Winner â€“ Â Finding You in the Lou, Ria & husband
Second Place Winner â€“Â Â Love in the Lou, Mike & Tabitha
Best Use of Music â€“Â A Day in the Lou, Dana Kay Goddard
Best Guest Appearance â€“ Â Becky Shows us St. Louis, Becky
Best Use of Food â€“Â Get a Taste of Leeâ€™s Cookies, Lee
Best STL Style â€“Â Â St. Louis Social Scene, Jessie & Red October in the Lou, The Ropers
Fan Favorite â€“Â Our Kinda Town, Jenna & Todd
Honarable mentions:Â The Real Lou, Shaun
& Andy Rocks St. Louis, Andy
The above awards were presented at a bonfire in the center courtyard of the Laurel Apartments last night.
Congrats to all the winners.
- Steve Patterson