my2013 winnerTo ring in the New Year, we invited our users to create Movies sharing their favorite moments from 2013 as part of our Best of 2013 Movie Contest. We received over 1,100 submissions and after careful deliberation we’re excited to announce our grand prize winner and five runners up!

Our winners come from all over the world, including Malaysia, Slovakia, India, Hawaii and California, and created Movies about a variety of moments including family, sports, travel and beyond. We hope you enjoy watching their winning Movies as much as we have!

Grand Prize Winner: “Precious Time With Family & Friends #my2013”

Congratulations to Khairul from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, who wins the grand prize, an iPad Air, for his awesome Movie, ‘Precious Time With Family & Friends #my2013’.

Khairul tells us, “This movie is about showing of Malaysian on Work Life Balance. Each and every memorable moment was captured and compiled in this movie such as our routine activities at workplace, playing “futsal” with my colleagues after long working hour; and most unforgettable is having vacation with my beloved family. Watching my children growing up each year and what they have achieved was the greatest moments of my life. Thanks to Magisto for being a great app for a busy person like me which I had a very limited time to make movies like a pro.”

The Runners Up

And now for the runners up! These five winners each get a Photojojo iPhone and Android Lens Series Classic 4-in-1 Lens Kit for their awesome Movies.

“Agena Agenda #my2013” by Lance from Hawaii

Lance tells us, “My Magisto 2013 recap video was a fantastic reminder that 2013 was a pretty great year for me and those around me. A lot of the street graffiti shots are from Pow Wow Hawaii’s annual street art exhibition, but I also visited a graffiti exhibition for May the Fourth Be With You at Venice Art Walls in Los Angeles. It also just so happened that the Adobe MAX conference I attended had a graffiti wall as well, which was a lot of fun. Everything else from my daughter’s Keiki Hula competition to the cheerleading competition at Disney World were strictly family-related events. Of course, one of the most significant events I was proud to witness first-hand was the passage of gay marriage legislation at the Hawaii State Capitol. What an incredible year.”

‘Aarush Manju & Me #my2013’ by Nagarjuna from India

Magisto user Nagarjuna was our second runner up, with his loving Movie of himself, his wife and their son Aarush. Nagarjuna explains, “Aarush means First Ray of Sun. He adds colors to our life like a rainbow filled the sky.”

‘Water slide #my2013’ by Tamás from Slovakia

Tamás told us the story behind his awesome Movie: “It was shot in a scout camp (which was in an a amazing place: there was a mountain above us, and a stream under us), suddenly we had a surprise program: we asked for a pump from firemen and made this slide on the hillside. It was really cool in the middle of summer!” Looks like a blast!

‘The Wave #my2013’ by Nami from California

Nami created this beautiful Movie of a trip to “The Wave”, a magical sandstone rock formation in Arizona. Nami was dying to go hiking at The Wave for years but explains that getting a permit to hike there is very difficult. After years of trying, Nami finally go the permit to visit the magical place. “The beauty was more than I imagined and I will never forget this day.”

‘#my2013 Anthony & his love for the Los Angeles Kings’ by Anthony from California

Last but not least, Anthony shared this great Movie featuring 2013 moments of the LA Kings, his six-year-old son’s favorite team. Anthony tells us, “my son high 5 ‘s the players at every game every time they go onto the ice.” Adorable!

Once again, congratulations to all our winners! Now it’s time to start capturing your favorite moments of 2014!