Rockler Crowns Inaugural NORDYS Contest Winners

Top Rated Videos in Two Categories Earn Prizes

MEDINA, MN (March 6, 2013) - Rockler Woodworking and Hardware is proud to announce the winners of its first annual NORDYS Video Contest. Named after Rockler's founder Nordy Rockler, this "woodworking version of the Oscars" was open to all woodworkers to enter from January 8 to February 22. Instead of just one "Best Picture" award, NORDY winners were selected in two categories: The Academy Choice, determined by a panel of Rockler judges, and The People's Choice, a tally of the most votes received on the NORDYS Video Contest Facebook page.


The 2013 Academy Choice winner is "Stumpy Nubs," claiming the $500 Rockler Gift Card top prize for his woodworking music video titled "Rappin' Roy", with Laney Shaughnessy taking top honors in the People's Choice and a $250 Rockler Gift Card prize for his "Community of Woodworkers" video. The winning videos can be viewed at, and a compilation video featuring highlights from a variety of entries can be seen at


To participate in the NORDYS Video Contest, each contestant submitted a video based on the premise of what inspires them to be a woodworker. Entrants were encouraged to be creative in presenting their inspirational content in a video with a maximum duration of two minutes. Videos were judged for the Academy Choice division with emphasis on Creativity, Content, and Overall Presentation.


"The NORDYS Video Contest has given us a window into what most inspires woodworkers of all ages and backgrounds," says Nathan Ensminger, Administrator of the NORDYS Video Contest. "It has been a joy to witness the inspiring, entertaining, and downright impressive videos that some of our most enthusiastic patrons have produced." Based on the positive response of numerous quality video submissions in its first year, Ensminger says to look for the NORDYS Video Contest to return again in early 2014 for another round of fun.


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