Meet the judges for the Screencast Awards

December 13 on the Forge we’re going to be diving into the ScreenChamp Awards and revealing the winners! The show goes live at 2PM EST here (add to your calendar calendar icon). If you can’t make it, don’t worry, we’ll be posting the recording on our blog and on our YouTube Channel.

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ScreenChamp Judges

Helping us out this year are 3 fantastic judges. They are reviewing each of the finalist videos, and helping us pick the winners. Let’s meet the judges:

Rushton HurleyRushton Hurley (@rushtonh) is the lead speaker and trainer for Next Vista for Learning. Rushton was a Japanese language teacher, a principle of an online high school, a teacher trainer, an education technology researcher, and a school reform consultant. He is also the founder and executive director of Next Vista for Learning, which houses a free library of videos by and for teachers and students at

Steve GarfieldSteve Garfield (@stevegarfield) is a videographer and video blogger based in Boston, Massachusetts. One of the Internet’s first video bloggers, Garfield began experimenting with the technique in 2002 and launched his own video blog on January 1, 2004. Steve is also the author of Get Seen: Online Video Secrets to Building Your Business (New Rules Social Media Series) You can also catch Steve at and Steve was also a judge during the first ScreenChamp Awards.

Scott SkibellScott Skibell (@ScottSkibell) is a 2011 ScreenChamp nominee, ScreenCast Camp rock star, and a professional screencaster. Scott helps individuals and organizations “productize their knowledge” by creating videos, screencasts, and e-learning, around their expertise. You can find Scott at, where he provide reviews and how to information about screencasting.

Thanks to our judges for going through the finalist videos. We hope you’ll tune in on December 13th at 2 PM, to hear what the judges have to say. We’ll be digging into what makes the winners great and how even good screencasts can be made better. Also, we’ll reveal the ‘Best in Show’ winner and each category winner.

Watch the Finalist Videos

We had more than 150 entries this year. A team of TechSmithies viewed and scored them all and selected 16 finalists, which you can view below. On The Forge this week, our panel of expert judges are announcing their top four picks and we’ll also announce the Best in Show winner chosen by popular vote!

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Matt Pierce

Matt Pierce is a Learning & Video Ambassador at TechSmith. A graduate of Indiana University’s School of Education’s Department of Instructional Systems Technology, he has ten years of experience working in learning and development with a focus on visual instruction. He has directly managed the training, user assistance, video, and other teams for TechSmith. Teach him something @piercemr