MindBites Announces Winners Of The Baby Formula Contest

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Web platform for video instructional content announces Parenting video contest winners and raises awareness for Any Baby Can, which benefits families in need

I'm thrilled to win the award

MindBites, the web marketplace and publishing platform for video instructional content, today announced the winners of its Parenting video contest, the Baby Formula. Leanne Cummins of Wollongong, Australia won the grand prize of $1000 for her lesson, How to Introduce Healthy Food to Baby, and Tony Siciliano's video lesson, How to Make a Child Memory Showcase, won the $500 People's Choice award. The contest also served to benefit and raise awareness for Any Baby Can, a non-profit focused on bringing help to the community's youngest, sickest and poorest children and their families.

"I'm thrilled to win the award," said grand prize winner, Leanne Cummins. "It's a pleasure to help out other parents by showing them what I know and providing them with information and insights from other qualified experts, and MindBites has helped me to do just that with people all over the world."

Entries for the contest included videos on introducing healthy baby food, understanding child shyness, making play dough, teaching your baby sign language, making a tutu, and much more. Volunteer judges for the contest included the members of the MindBites team along with Ann Crady from BabyCenter and Maya's Mom blog, Margot Potter the Inpatient Crafter (a former MindBites craft contest winner), Erika Jurney from the Plain Jane Mom blog in addition to some excited representatives of Any Baby Can. Children and Parenting video lessons along with many other content categories are available for purchase at MindBites.com for $1.99. Popular lessons in the Children and Parenting category include Baby Sign Language, Taking Child Portraits and Cloth Diapering.

MindBites Founder and CEO Jason Reneau says that "the Children and Parenting category is a perfect example of a subject that new parents desperately need to find help with very specific tasks like how to swaddle a baby, how to bathe a newborn and how to approach potty training. We are also excited to have worked with and gotten to know the wonderful people over at Any Baby Can. They are a truly special organization that helps a lot of people."

Based in Austin, Texas, MindBites was launched to the public in March of this year. The company is the leading web marketplace and publishing platform for instructional video content and is backed by True Ventures, which has also funded new media companies GigaOm, Automattic (the makers of WordPress), Sphere, GoodReads, and BrightRoll among others. In addition to Babies and Parenting how-to videos, the MindBites how-to video marketplace includes content ranging from Crafts, to DIY, to Software. MindBites offers authors who are amateurs, experts, professional instructors and publishing companies a way to host, sell and distribute web how-to videos. The MindBites platform has a built in option for authors to donate all or a portion of their lesson proceeds to the charity of their choice.

About MindBites
MindBites is your place on the web to find, sell and market valuable video instructional content. A marketplace and publishing platform, MindBites enables anyone to earn money for themselves or charity by sharing how-to information, knowledge, and skills through web video lessons. The result is a unique platform for monetizing instructional content, and an on-demand knowledge library that simply can't be found anywhere else. MindBites promises to revolutionize the way the world shares knowledge. For more information, visit MindBites at http://www.mindbites.com.

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