via press release:
ABC FAMILY ANNOUNCES THE TWO WINNERS OF ITS USER-GENERATED CAMPAIGN
YOU SHOULD KNOW THIS ABOUT ME
Courtney Bailey of Arlington, TX and Moriah Dowd of Chicago, IL will each be awarded a
$10,000 cash prize
The Online Initiative Asked Viewers to Submit Original Videos and
Written Works of Self-Expression
Burbank, CA (August 20, 2013) – ABC Family announced the two winners of its digital campaign YOU SHOULD KNOW THIS ABOUT ME, which launched in May in conjunction with poet and youth arts advocate Azure Antoinette.
The contest provided a unique outlet for millennials to express themselves and share the beliefs, dreams and goals that define them. In a video posted on the ABC Family and “Switched at Birth” Facebook pages, Katie Leclerc (from ABC Family’s hit drama “Switched at Birth”) congratulated winners Courtney Bailey of Arlington, TX and Moriah Dowd of Chicago, IL for sharing their personal battles in a genuine and inspirational way. Courtney’s poignant essay details her battle with cancer at the age of fifteen and her subsequent miraculous recovery. Moriah‘s thought-provoking video shares her need for perfectionism and ongoing battle with anxiety. Each girl will be awarded a $10,000 cash prize.
About Azure Antoinette
Often referred to as “the Maya Angelou of the Millenial generation,” Azure Antoinette is the creator of STUDIO: alchemy, an arts-in-education organization that operates curriculums in New York, Iowa, and Los Angeles. She’s been commissioned to work for Maria Shriver, Beats by Dr. Dre and Girl Scouts of America.