Individuals with disabilities bring a unique perspective and diverse talents to the world, universities and the workplace each and every day. Lime Connect, along with Lime Connect special advisor, Vint Cerf – Google’s Chief Internet Evangelist and one of the "Fathers of the Internet," recognized this and launched the first ever In the Limelight Video Contest to shine a spotlight on these stories.
We collected the stories of university students and professionals from across the United States and Canada who showed us how they are rebranding disability through achievement. We look forward to amplifying these stories and many more to highlight the strengths, talents, and accomplishments that individuals who happen to have disabilities exhibit on a daily basis.
Meet the winners of the 2018 video contest!
First Place and Viewer's Choice – Cliff Weitzman ($7,500 & $1,000)
Cliff is a California-based entrepreneur who shared his In the Limelight story about living and thriving as a dyslexic individual. Cliff came in First Place in the 2018 In the Limelight Video Contest and was selected by viewers as the Viewer's Choice pick. Check out his entry to see how he is #rebrandingdisabilitythroughachievement!
Second Place – Nikolaus Provenzano ($5,000)
Nikolaus is an Ontario-based student who shared his In the Limelight story about living and thriving as an individual who was born a congenital amputee. Nikolaus came in Second Place in the 2018 In the Limelight Video Contest. Check out his entry to see how he is #rebrandingdisabilitythroughachievement!
Third Place – Alexis Byers ($2,500)
Alexis is a Virginia-based student and non-profit founder who shared her In the Limelight story about living and thriving with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. Alexis came in Third Place in the 2018 In the Limelight Video Contest. Check out her entry to see how she is #rebrandingdisabilitythroughachievement!
Honorable Mentions - 2018 Finalists
Check out all of the fantastic entries here!