The award winning AND very buzz-worthy video:

Between being featured on’s front page for nearly a full day, and capturing the attention of CNN TV’s Viral Video Program, the video also caught the attention of the CNN iReport Award judging panel. From over 150,000 videos that CNN iReport Producers vetted in 2010, my video was 1 of 6 videos nominated for the CNN iReport Original Reporting Award.

On March 15 2011, I officially won the Original Reporting Award and picked up the award during an official ceremony at CNN’s SXSW Fest headquarters in Austin, Texas.

PS — did you read the previous post about it getting the attention of Jay Leno?
Not only did the video garner top attention at CNN, but it gained the attention of Jay Leno, who featured footage of Bailey Jr (the featured bison) as part of his opening monologue in December 2010. That was just the beginning as media outlets from LA to Tokyo have been scrambling to contact the featured couple for more interviews!!!


“You really captured the special essence of our story. You are accomplished professionals at what you do and any national and international publicity is a direct credit to your team, Percy, for presenting our story. I hope you know how much we appreciate your work!”
— Linda and Jim Sautner, owner of the World’s Largest Indoor Pet, Bailey the Bison Jr.