'I Am Titanium' Contest Winner Gets $5,000 from TrendMicro, Gives Half to Charity
Article by George Norman
On 09 Feb 2011
From October 1st until December 31st 2010, Trend Micro, a global leader with over two decades of expertise in endpoint, messaging and Web security, ran the 'I Am Titanium' video contest which asked users to submit an original video that showcases the fact that Trend Micro’s Titanium products are light and fast yet strong and capable of providing a fearless web browsing experience. In return Trend Micro promised to offer 1 grand prize and 5 first prizes based on creativity and content that ties back to Trend Micro and Titanium.

The winner of the grand prize, the winner of Trend Micro’s first annual 'I Am Titanium' video contest is 20-yearl-old student filmmaker and breakdancer Paolo Bitanga, a native of the Philippines who attends NYU (New York University). You can view the video that won him $5,000 by clicking here.

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“The shoot only took about two hours and editing took two days. The video was shot in a dance studio nearby. For those of you who haven’t figured it out, I’m also the guy dancing in the video. It was a lot of fun because I don’t tend to star in my own work,” said Bitanga.

According to Trend Micro, more than 30 videos where submitted to the 'I Am Titanium' video contest Paolo Bitanga’s breakdancing video come out on top and consequently Bitanga was awarded $5,000. He will got to keep half and donate the other half to charity. Bitanga chose to donate the money to the Para Sa Bata (translates “For The Children”) Organization, which is based in New Jersey and run by Filipino immigrants. The organization supports public schools in the Philippines.

“The ‘I Am Titanium’ video contest was a great success. We received over 30 videos, some of extraordinary quality that made choosing the winners extremely difficult,” said Natalie Severino, director of consumer product marketing at Trend Micro. “Our job at Trend Micro is to protect families and individuals from real-world threats so they don’t have to spend time thinking about them. These videos will help raise awareness about the importance of Internet security and encourage consumers to choose Trend Micro Titanium software for their protection.”

As part of the 'I Am Titanium' video contest, alongside the grand prize, Trend Micro awarded 5 first prizes to Kali Bailey, Albany, GA; Brian Bishop of Kingsburg, CA; Shane Connelly, Flower Mound, TX; Malinda DeRouen, Monterey, CA; and Joseph Robba, Charlotte, NC. You can view all the winning videos here.



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