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Singing about s’mores is giving River Heights teens a shot at $10,000

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RIVER HEIGHTS – Two brothers seeking an opportunity to enter a video contest found one, and now they’re one step closer to winning $10,000 for their efforts. They just need the public’s help to get there.

Andy and Taylor Checketts like to make videos, particularly music videos, and have experience entering these type of contests. Andy, 19, won the Bridgestone Drive Smart video contest a few years ago and the brothers were notified Monday that their video for the Dairy Queen S’Mores Video Contest was selected as a top finalist.

“It’s a national contest where anyone can enter,” says Taylor, 17, “and we were just notified that our video was one of only three finalists.”

The video features the brothers and their friend playing their own unique rendition of the S’Mores song, singing the praises of the Dairy Queen S’mores Blizzard Treat. The brothers asked their friend Jake Barrett to play the bass guitar and sing in the video while Taylor played the piano and Andy played the guitar. The brothers also enlisted family members to dance in their River Heights backyard.

“It took us a couple of weeks with the planning but we shot it in a day,” Taylor says.

The winning video will be chosen based on which one gets the most votes.

“The voting starts Monday and ends July 18th. People can vote one time every day. One person could potentially cast 12 votes between now and when voting ends,” says Taylor.

To vote, people need to go to www.dqsmoresvideocontest.com/dq and vote for the video in the middle.

If the brothers win the $10,000 grand prize, they don’t plan on blowing it all on milkshakes. They have more altruistic plans in store.

“If we win, we’ll donate $2,000 to Jerusha Daines, a neighbor and mother in River Heights who recently had to go through a double lung transplant at the University of Utah hospital.”

The rest of the money will be going to the boys’ college funds.

Second place wins a $1,000 gift card to Dairy Queen and the third place video entry will win a free Blizzard a week for a year.