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The National Crime Prevention Council and Canon U.S.A., Inc. "Stop Fakes" Video Contest Winners Announced

Entries for the "Stop Fakes" video contest were submitted beginning late March to promote awareness around the safety risks of using counterfeit power accessories

Jun 29, 2018

WASHINGTON, June 29, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC), along with Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is excited to congratulate Anthony Pegg as the winner of the "Stop Fakes" video contest. The contest was created to help promote awareness around the safety risks of using counterfeit power accessories, such as batteries, chargers, and external flashes, as well as how to avoid counterfeit products. (PRNewsfoto/National Crime Prevention Counc)

Entrants were asked to create an original video demonstrating their creative interpretation of one or more of 10 anti-counterfeit tips. The winning video was judged based on creativity, originality, effectiveness, and clarity of the "Stop Fakes" theme based on at least one of the anti-counterfeit tips.

As the grand prize winner, Mr. Pegg received a Canon EOS 5D Mark IV EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM Kit, and his video will be distributed to over 1,500 media outlets nationwide as part of the anti-counterfeit consumer awareness campaign. Mr. Pegg, who has a degree in filmmaking stated, "My intention is to hopefully prevent future photographers or videographers from making the mistake of using counterfeit electronics."

"Including consumers has made this an exciting contest," said Ann Harkins, president and CEO of NCPC. "To see the enthusiasm from consumers and the thought, creativity, and production quality they put into these videos about the dangers of counterfeits was impressive."

Additionally, prizes were awarded to the first runner-up, Josh Gulden and second runner-up, Skyeler O'Brien.

To view the winning videos, visit: To learn more about safety and counterfeits, visit:

About National Crime Prevention Council

The National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) is the nonprofit leader in crime prevention. NCPC is a private, nonprofit tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization whose primary mission is to be the nation's leader in helping people keep themselves, their families and their communities safe from crime. For more than 37 years, our symbol of safety, McGruff the Crime Dog®, has delivered easy-to-use crime prevention tips that protect what matters most—you, your family, and your community. Since 1982, NCPC has continuously provided the American public with comprehensive educational materials, training programs, and effective crime prevention messaging, delivered in large part through its vast network of more than 15,000 state and local law enforcement agencies, crime prevention associations, community groups, foundations, and corporate partners.  For more information on how NCPC can be a public safety expert for you or how to "Take A Bite Out of Crime®," visit

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions to the United States and to Latin America and the Caribbean markets. With approximately $36 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2017† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in 2018. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based service and support for all of the products it distributes in the United States. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. In 2014, the Canon Americas Headquarters secured LEED® Gold certification, a recognition for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of high-performance green buildings. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting and follow us on Twitter @CanonUSA. For media inquiries, please contact

† Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.

SOURCE National Crime Prevention Council

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