Video: I Heart Mansfield winners’ awards

I Heart Mansfield awards.'Winners of the I Heart Mansfield awards pictured after receiving their prizes at the Vision West Notts Create centre last Thursday.  They are from left, front row, George Chrisou, Lisa Martin, Gary and Gabrielle Greenwood and Ruben Gathercole with sponsors, Stephen Booth, right, from Konica Minolta East, John Toyn, centre from GEM Vending and film organiser Michael Rhodes.
I Heart Mansfield awards.'Winners of the I Heart Mansfield awards pictured after receiving their prizes at the Vision West Notts Create centre last Thursday. They are from left, front row, George Chrisou, Lisa Martin, Gary and Gabrielle Greenwood and Ruben Gathercole with sponsors, Stephen Booth, right, from Konica Minolta East, John Toyn, centre from GEM Vending and film organiser Michael Rhodes.

THE winners of a competition which asked townsfolk to make a film about their love of Mansfield collected their prizes at West Notts College on Thursday.

Candidates were asked to make a short film about why the district is special to them using anything from a mobile phone to a camcorder.

The winning entries were picked by a judging panel made up of college media tutor Michael Rhodes, Mansfield’s deputy youth mayor Dawn Meade, Linney Group’s head of multimedia Iain Swales and Chad reporter Ben McVay.

Overall winner was Gary Greenwood with his film Why I heart Mansfield, starring his six-year-old daughter Gabby,

Second-placed runner-up was George Chrisou with his entry Manshatten, while Lisa Martin scooped third place with her entry Mansfield – The Silent Hours.

Over-18 winner was Elliot Tebbs with his film Mansfield Skateplaza - while friends Laura Mynett and Lisa Morrow each walked away category runners-up with their entry Laura Mynett and Lisa Morrow heart Mansfield.

Fifteen-year-old Reuben Gathercole won the under-18 category with his entry I Heart Berry Hill.

West Notts tutor Michael Rhodes said: ““The judges were really impressed by the effort people put into their films.”

Also in attendance at the event and pictured above were sponsors John Toyn, of GEM Vending and Stephen Booth of Konica Minolta, back row middle and right.

Other sponsors were Stone Group and Phoenix Computers.

To view the I Heart Mansfield video click link.