The American Enterprise Institute has announced the winners of its first-ever video contest, which challenged competitors to make the moral case for free enterprise in two minutes or less:

We received many submissions from around the country. They ranged from the humorous to the earnest; some had professional-quality production values, others embraced simplicity and straightforward story-telling.

The winners were selected by a distinguished panel of judges who bring a great deal of expertise to the table: S.E. Cupp, bestselling author and co-host of MSNBC’s “The Cycle”; Jonah Goldberg, AEI senior fellow and nationally syndicated columnist; Kristina Kendall, executive producer of “Stossel” on Fox Business Network; and Remy Munasifi, comedian and YouTube video star.

Here are the three top contest winners:

First place: “The Moral Paper Route” 

Second place: “Freedom’s Price”

Third place: “Joke of the Day”

Congratulations to all who participated!

To see more videos from the contest, click here.