Susan Adair did not win the top prize; a North Dakota man did. but let's at least give her some notice for making the top three. The Weather Channel announcement:
The Weather Channel® (TWC) announces three finalists for its “Ultimate Summer Beach Party” contest. Viewers can tune in Sunday, July 18, during “Weekend View” to find out who will be selected to host the biggest beach party on the block – no matter the location. Contest finalists include Susan Adair of Kent, OH, Steven Caldwell of Terre Haute, IN, and Steve Waldner of Fargo, ND.
A panel of judges from TWC viewed hundreds of video submissions and, based on uniqueness and creativity of the submissions, selected these finalists, one of which will be chosen as the grand prize winner to host TWC’s “Ultimate Summer Beach Party,” live July 25, from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. ET. All of America can tune in as TWC transforms the winner’s home into a beach party destination complete with sand, water features, palm trees, barbecue and much more. Meteorologists Jen Carfagno and Adam Berg will provide on-air reports to capture all of the day’s excitement and get reactions from the winner along with family, friends and neighbors.
To be eligible, contestants submitted a short video describing why they deserve to host TWC’s “Ultimate Summer Beach Party.” ...
More after the jump.
In Caldwell’s video, he opens with a humorous impression of pro-wrestler Hulk Hogan and describes what the consequences would be if TWC didn’t pick him as the winner. Using some creative props, Waldner’s submission pleads to TWC, explaining his city’s extreme weather and why Fargo is the most deserving location to throw a beach party. The Adair family rounded up the neighborhood kids to showcase a fun and energetic bunch and taunt TWC to “bring it on” and bring the beach to Kent, OH.
In addition to announcing the finalists, Steve Pierce of Vancouver, WA, was crowned as the contest’s fan favorite, where users voted on their favorite video submission. All finalists and fan favorite will each receive a TWC summer-themed prize pack valued at $250, which includes an HD flip camcorder.