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My Story, My Mission

2018 Adventist Mission Film Contest

Adventist Mission is delighted to present the winners in this year’s student film contest! The theme was “My Story, My Mission” and students around the world were invited to creatively express what mission means in their lives.


  • 1st Place: “My Story Continues...”

    by Caleb Haakenson

  • 2nd Place: “My Mission?”

    by Ryan Daly

  • 3rd Place: “The Jesus I Have”

    by Jack Wright

Caleb Haakenson, a student from Union College in the United States, placed first, winning the grand prize film trip. Next year, he will travel with Adventist Mission producers and develop his filmmaking skills by helping capture a mission story for Mission Spotlight on location! He also received the Judges’ Choice Award, winning a Ricoh Theta SC Spherical camera.

Ryan Daly, a student from the University of East London in the United Kingdom, placed second, winning his choice of a GoPro Hero6 camera or a DJI Spark drone. Jack Wright, a student from Jubilee Christian College in Australia, was the 3rd-place winner. He received a DJI Osmo Mobile Gimbal Stabilizer.

Five films were awarded honorable mention and each will receive a US$25 cash prize. Honorable mentions went to Jay Genon, Philippines; Ellen Lopes, Brazil; Charles Diong, Thailand; Luis Jonathan Fernandez, Brazil; and Samuel Vidacak, Australia.

Adventist Mission announced the winners on Friday, October 19, at the Society of Adventist Communicators conference in Columbia, Maryland, USA.

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“My Story, My Mission” was created by Adventist Mission to spark interest in mission involvement in student and young filmmakers.

Click here to watch the 2017 winning films and read about the winners!