VideoScriber wins Vodafone 'Firsts' competition

Posted by Ffion Lindsay on October 9, 2019
Ffion Lindsay

When you put your amazing ideas into VideoScribe, magical things happen. Lisé Mackie entered her first ever scribe into an international competition – and won! Her prize fulfills her dream in a way she could never have imagined.

Lisé Mackie works for Vodafone in New Zealand. She recently entered their 'Firsts' competition, open to Vodafone employees all over the world.

'Firsts' is all about inspiring people to do something for the first time. The person with the best idea for a personal 'first' would have the chance to make their dream a reality.

When Lisé heard about the competition she felt inspired. She could have entered a photo or even just a brief statement, but in the spirit of trying new things she decided to make a scribe video.

I scoured the internet and came across a YouTube video where the narrator demonstrated VideoScribe. Given it was free and seemed easy to use, I set about making my video (I soon upgraded to the Pro edition – It meant I could find the perfect music for my scribe, which helped me set the scene better). One look at the different images got my creative juices flowing and the idea of being a superhero began to take shape. 

Lisé worked all through the night making her scribe perfect. She says, 'I soon got into a rhythm for each scene and really enjoyed stretching my mind so I could illustrate my story. I especially loved my chicken character.'

The judges loved Lisé's scribe too, and chose it as one of the three best entries which were opened up to an online vote. Her colleagues were impressed by her creativity and Lisé was thrilled to find out she'd won.


Lisé's scribe pushed her to the top of the queue to attend hostile environment training and she will be the first female and first non-engineer volunteer to join the Instant Network Programme. Because of her valuable skillset, Lisé will be sent on planned deployments to help out in refugee camp projects.

I’m hoping that at the end of the training, I’ll know a great deal more about the Instant Network Programme so I can not only promote it but create a paid full-time job working on the INP. I've already been given an internal job interview so watch this space!

It just goes to show that with a bright idea and the right tools, anything is possible. Congratulations Lisé and best of luck for the future.

Topics: Case Studies & Examples


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