01 October 2015

Van der Spek Video Competition Results

A few weeks ago we published the announcement about the Van der Spek Video Competition.

The competition has now closed and here are the results.

We were very pleased to see the number of entries in the two months and also the high quality of the entries. We all know how much work goes in to creating videos.

We especially admired the work of the people who were doing their first ever video.

Here are the entries were as follows:
  1. Van der Spek Hobonichi Cousin Cover - Unboxing - Thats_plantastic - 17 likes
  2. Van der Spek 'Janet Leather' Planner - Sevanseights - 37 likes
  3. Van der Spek organizer & wallet, with comparisons! - Karen Robertson - 107 likes
  4. Comparison of the Janet leather VDS models I have. - One Fantastic Find - 16 likes
  5. A5 Van der Spek Planner review with DIYFish Inserts - BlueSwitch 1.0.7 - 59 likes
  6. Pocket DIYFish inserts for business use in a junior VDS custom with Janet leather - One Fantastic Find - 130 likes
  7. My Van der Spek Touch Me Senior with Comparisons feat. DIY fish Inserts - PacificOcean17 - 79 likes
  8. A quick intro to my custom Van der Spek planner - Random Pastimes - 23 likes
  9. Van der Spek Custom Planner (A6) - Helen Cooper -15 likes
  10. VdS planner - leather samples - Random Pastimes - 8 likes
  11. VanDerSpeck custom planner - Crafty Crafty Book - 4 likes
  12. VdS planner - online store - Random Pastimes 2 likes
  13. Planner Set up in my Van der Spek - Random Pastimes - 6 likes
So the prize winners are as follows:
  • The winner Rebecca (One Fantastic Find) will receive 100% discount off her order for a single organiser of her choice.
  • The second place Karen Robinson will receive a 50% discount of her order for a single organiser of her choice.
  • The third place Jessica Ober (PacificOcean17) will receive a 20% discount off her order for a single organiser of her choice. 
Congratulations to you all and again thank you everyone who entered and also to everyone who watched the videos and supported the entrants.

Thank you also to Petra Van der Spek for supporting the competition with such great prizes.

Don't forget to visit the Van der Spek Shop and to join our friendly Van der Spek Facebook group.

[Update] Further to the results announcement. I'm pleased to be able to confirm an additional prize has been awarded to Jessica for the highest scoring video made by someone creating their maiden video on You Tube.

Knowing how daunting it can be for people making their first video I thought that this separate award should recognise the people who entered with their first video. Jessica did remarkably well too to get the third highest ranking as well. Well done Jessica.

And the prize... A purple Touch Me Senior as reviewed by yours truly.. the one in the picture in fact


  1. This competition was a fantastic opportunity and I had such fun looking at all of the videos that were entered. It really gave me insight into just how amazing the Van der Spek company provides such beautiful planners and outstanding customer service in each organizer, handbag and accessories they create. Thank you to Petra,Van der Spek and to Steve for hosting this competition. I'm excited to have won! Thank you!

  2. Congratulations! It was an awesome video!

  3. Congratulations Rebecca. Great video.

  4. Congratulations to all the winners!!! These videos were awesome to watch!

  5. It was a wonderful experience and I truly enjoyed the variety of videos! Thank you to the judges, Petra/ VDS , & all those who voted. This will not be my only video for long!

  6. Congratulations to all the winners & thank you for your fantastic videos!

  7. Ah. Now that my weekend **has officially begun, I can take a breath and properly thank you all for the opportunity to enter & place in this contest! Thank you Steve, Petra and the Van der Spek Fans for building such a great community & creating such a fun contest! I loved watching all the videos!! I see that I can still improve my video making, and this contest was great inspiration to try! Congratulations to all of the entrants!! I will also post this on the VdS Group - with another video explaining my "week end" :)