Hey guys, Ryan (TheRyanLamont) here with the results of the first ever voted for ‘NZYT’er of the week’! Now first of all I’d like to thank all twenty-eight of you who voted, it’s great to see NZYT getting involved in this blog! Now these are the results when I stopped the voting at 12:00AM December 17th:
Now as you can see, Andrew (Strugsnotdrugs) won with a great lead, with Dannie (ThatEnglishGirl111) coming just behind him. I was expecting (and kind of hoping) Andrew would win, since he is doing some really amazing stuff and is a great inspiration for other NZYT’ers!
Andrew is a passionate member of the NZYT community, as can be seen in his latest video (embedded above) in which he talks about this wee blog, and asks viewers to check out the blog and try and bring back some enthusiasm to the community. Also, Andrew went and checked out Zoe (Zaniezozo) from yesterday’s post and subscribed to her and left her a comment. This is exactly what we NZYT’ers need to be doing. We need to be promoting the site so that other NZYT’ers can find it, and seeking out other NZYT’ers and supporting them.
Andrew was born in South Africa, and then moved to New Zealand, now living in the lovely capital city of Wellington. He is 21 years old and has a passion for filmmaking, specifically cinematography and editing. He’s a proud Christian, and has done work with the Salvation Army here in New Zealand. Over the years Andrew has travelled to many amazing places all over the world, including: Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Finland and the USA. I’ve linked my favourite of his travel videos, which is one where he is exploring the beautiful Chile! Also, in 2010 Andrew became the proud winner of the Downunder Worldwide Insurance competition, to travel around the world for 12 weeks to “see and film some crazy places”. We hope to get an interview with him before, after, or during his amazing trip – and we’ll be sure to keep a look out on his channel for some amazing travel videos!
Also, in November 2010 Andrew was sent a wee email from YouTube, offering him a place in the YouTube partnership program! He of course accepted, and now has wee adverts around his videos and an awesome new banner! Congrats Andrew! It’s always awesome to see NZYT’ers becoming partners, and especially someone as deserving as you. I hope you’ll all go and subscribe to Andrew and watch his videos – and be sure to stay tuned for updates about his amazing travels in the future!
Now, the plan for next week is that I’ll pick four NZYT’ers from the community, and you guys will have one day to vote for which person should be crowned as ‘NZYT’er of the week’! (So I’ll be sure to post the blog post early) So stay tuned next week, and be sure to vote!
Thanks for reading guys