Stana’s Birthday Project 2016

For Stana’s birthday this year, we are going to make her a video of messages from her fans. You can keep it simple and just wish Stana a happy birthday, or if you’d like to include a brief message, you can do that too. We all know how much Stana appreciates other languages and cultures, so if you speak another language besides English, please feel free to record your message in your language. Messages should be no longer than 30 seconds. We’ll also make a collage of people holding up letters to spell “Happy Birthday Stana” so we’ll need 14 people to volunteer to create a letter and hold it up to take a photo. Once we have enough people, we’ll assign a letter. We had enough volunteers for letters, so we extended the message to give more people the opportunity to be a part of the collage. For those who volunteered, we’ll let you know what your letter is as soon as we get it assigned. The more creative you get with making your letter, the better! Try to make it big enough to take up a whole sheet of paper, because we want them big enough to read in the collage.

Since some people are too shy to record a video message, then the other option is to create a sign and hold it up to take a photo (it’s up to you if you want to show yourself in the photo or not). If you need some ideas for the messages, you can choose to just write/say Happy Birthday with your name and where you’re from, or you can write out a brief message of why you admire Stana, or how she’s inspired you. Just keep written messages kind of short, since we want the writing to be big enough to read. Again, get as creative with these as you can! And if you want to write yours in another language besides English, that’s welcome!

Please try to take the photos/videos horizontally. You can email videos and photos directly or upload through Dropbox or another file sharing site and email the link to

The deadline for submissions is Friday, April 15, 12:00pm EST.