And the Winners are….(Round 3)

June 24, 2010

Before we get into new news, we’d like to do a recap of the previous winners.

The first was George W. Angell from Hillsdale, MI for Cuts Like A Knife, a film about a collection of antique Samurai swords passed onto him by his Grandfather. George decided to go to the Washington, DC show on August 21st.

Our second winner was Cory Peters from Council Bluffs, Iowa for Abe Lincoln Appoints Mark Dunnel As Consul To Mexico. She will be attending the Des Moines, IA show on August 7th and will be bringing her collection of legal documents and personal possessions with her.

Dad's Design Goes To The Moon And introducing our third winner: Michael Silberman from Atlanta, GA for Dad’s Design Goes to the Moon. Michael has one of the most futuristic antiques we’ve ever seen and we’re excited to hear from the Roadshow’s 2010 Tour in Biloxi, MI, where he has told us he will be going to learn more about this truly unique memento.

The Smile That Captivated Paris or (Mother Wore Boxing Trunks)We have one more surprise, and that is our ”Editors Pick”, Joan Watson-Jones from Derry, NH for The Smile That Captivated Paris . We loved Joan’s video so much that we decided to send her some VIP tickets. Joan will be at the Miami, FL show on July 10th.

Once again, congrats to all the VIP ticket winners and we look forward to hearing more about your antiques in next two months.

Thank you all for submitting to the Antiques Roadshow Open Call. We received several submissions and enjoyed watching them all. In the fall, we will be reviewing them and choosing some for packaging and distribution opportunities within the WGBH Lab. Stay tuned, and stay cool in the upcoming summer months.


The Antiques Roadshow Open Call has been extended through Memorial Day Weekend

May 28, 2010

And the winner is… (Round 2)

May 4, 2010

Cory Peters from Council Bluffs, Iowa is the winner of the 2nd pair of tickets to a live Antiques Roadshow appraisal event this summer.

Cory submitted “Abe Lincoln appoints Mark Dunnell as Consul to Mexico”, a video revealing a certificate signed by President Abraham Lincoln, appointing Dunnell as the Consul to Vera Cruz, Mexico.

Congratulations Cory!  Please take a moment to watch Abe Lincoln appoints Mark Dunnell as Consul to Mexico, and let us know what you think of this treasure.

The Antiques Roadshow Open Call will be winding up on May 28th.  This is your last opportunity to submit a video about your favorite antique for a chance to attend a live Antiques Roadshow appraisal event this summer.

We will be announcing a 3rd and final winner the first week of June.  Good luck to you, and a special thanks to those that have already submitted!

The Masterpiece Video Diary Open Call

February 2, 2010

Calling youth media makers: we’ve partnered up with MASTERPIECE, and have launched The MASTERPIECE Video Diary Open Call.

Anne Frank was an amazing storyteller. Through her words, she has engaged and inspired youth to document their thoughts on self-expression, tolerance, and being. Today, The Diary of Anne Frank is one of the most widely read pieces of non-fiction in the world.

We’re challenging you to do the same. Tell us about your life. How have you overcome being bullied or disrespected for the way you look, the way you think, or for what you believe? How did you handle it? Send us a compelling message in a 3 min. video diary entry about how you, or someone you know has made a difference.

Portions of diaries in by March 8th may be selected for broadcast on Masterpiece Classic’s airing of The Diary of Anne Frank on April 11th, 2010. Official deadline after the broadcast is May 31st.

Visit The WGBH Lab at: for more information.

Have you left your comments, and submitted your Life Stories? If not, today is YOUR day.

November 23, 2009

Hey WGBH Lab friends,

Have you commented on a Life Stories video submission yet?  If not, today’s the day to do so.  The 1st round of comments to be eligible to win an iPod Nano, are due by the end of the day.

So take a few minutes, watch some videos, and leave some comments for your favorites!

Today is also the FINAL day for the 2nd round of video submissions to be in for the next iPod Nano contest.  Comments for the 2nd round of submissions must be in by EOD on Monday, the 30th.

Get your video up today, and spread the word to get the comments rolling.

Review of the rules and eligibility guidelines:

Best of luck!
The WGBH Lab

The WGBH Lab is “Sweetening The Pot”

November 11, 2009

So, you’ve submitted a Life Story. Or, maybe you’re going to submit, but aren’t sure when. What now?

Now is the time to submit, and get people to comment on it, because The WGBH Lab is “Sweetening The Pot” for you. We will be giving away 1 iPod Nano to each of 3 people who have submitted the videos that have the most comments.

That’s right, people talk about your work – you win.

Here’s the quick rundown:

1) You submit to The WGBH Lab Open Call: Life Stories.

2) Your submission follows our Eligibility and Guidelines.

3) Your video gets comments. Lots. And remember, all comments must come from REAL people, and not from spam robots.

(Just tell ALL of your friends that you need a favor!)

In addition to receiving an iPod Nano, your submission will also be featured on The WGBH Lab site, and potentially broadcast with NOVA programming on life and evolution.

Remember, We are looking for videos that capture “life”. Happy, sad, any emotive… just as long as it’s organic, it’s nature, and it’s life.

You can’t win, if you don’t submit. You can’t comment if you don’t register. Submit! Comment! Vote!

Please visit the site for complete details, and submission deadline dates:

Good luck, and thanks for following!
The WGBH Lab

The Lab Guy Check In #1: Call for submissions for the NOVA inspired Open Call – Life Stories

November 11, 2009

When Charles Darwin looked at life, he saw that all living things—from the tiniest ant to the largest whale, and even human beings—are related. In his view, everything alive today descended ultimately from one common ancestor, like relatives on a family tree.

Do you find this idea beautiful or disturbing? What do you see when you look at life?

We’d like to know.

This fall’s Open Call is a chance to share your vision with the world. We challenge you to make a three-minute video that offers a compelling perspective on the living world.

Do you think life is a battle for survival? A harmonious web of interconnections? A fleeting chance to realize your dreams?

Be creative in your thoughts. You may want to tackle something profound, something political, or just tell a story about your dog.

This Open Call is inspired by a series of NOVA films on Darwin and Evolution that will air this fall and winter on PBS, and your work may be presented, via broadcast and broadband, in conjunction with this event.

Visit the site for more information: