Great American Optician Video Contest


The Opticians Association of America (OAA) with the help of American Idol’s Randy Jackson showcased the top three entries of the Great American Optician Video Contest today at Vision Expo West in Las Vegas, Nevada.


The Great American Optician Video Contest was designed to be a YouTube video contest where anyone located in the United States could submit a 30 to 90 second video conveying to a consumer what opticians are and what they do.  Over 60 videos were submitted in the 45 days the contest was open for entries and those videos have been published on the OAA YouTube Channel. 


After a thorough review of the videos, the contest committee narrowed the video submissions down to 10 videos.  At that point the videos were turned over to the OAA’s Celebrity Panel of Judges (Robert Irvine - Food Network; Randy Jackson – American Idol; Amy Schneider – Eyes of Faith; and Cynthia Shapiro – Cinzia Designs) to select the final three videos through a grading rubric, which ultimately ranked the videos 1 through 10.  


The Opticians Association of America is pleased to announce the winners…


1st Place: Adam Chizmar; Video Entry: An Optician’s Main Focus (Link)

2nd Place: Matthew Denton: Video Entry: What is an Optician? (Link)

3rd Place: Michael Beaudoin: Video Entry: Clearly an Optician (Link)


The top three videos were shared with the public for the first time today at the Zyloware Eyewear Booth in Las Vegas, Nevada where the winning video received $3,500; second place won $2,000; and third place received $1,000.

Chris Allen, OAA Executive Director, had this to say about the video contest, “I want to personally thank our judging panel and most importantly all the people across the country who put great thought and passion into the videos that were entered.  The videos are simply amazing and now that our organization has the top three videos we cannot wait to share them with the American Public.  Finally, I want to thank Transitions Optical for providing the funding for the cash prizes.” 

A complete list of the contest instructions, rules and regulations are available below.  

Video Contest Entry Form.pdf

Great American Option Video Contest Rules (Final).doc

How To Download A Video On Youtube (final).docx 

OAA Announces Celebrity Judges for Video Contest