And the winner is… 18 December 2009

Yes, after much head-scratching, debate and soul-searching, the band have picked the overall winner for our Hopes and Fears video contest. Over to Richard, who's holding the virtual golden envelope...

Watching back through all the song winners I was blown away again - they are all brilliant - such a variety of styles, and from all around the planet. But we've decided that the overall winner is Untitled #1 by Elmira Temirgaliyeva from Kazakhstan. I wish we could make a video that good!

I've loved watching the videos, and just want to thank every single person involved - we had no idea how huge this was going to be, and how many people would make videos!

Congratulations Elmira! Your amazing video wins you the deluxe Hopes And Fears bundle featuring a double CD, a T-shirt and a limited edition signed poster. Here is that fantastic winning video...

The seven other song winners will each receive a signed copy of the Hopes And Fears Deluxe Edition double CD. Congratulations to those guys too. Here are their videos again:

She Has No Time by Muhammad Abiyoso from Indonesia

Bend and Break by Kaidy Kuna from the US

Snowed Under by Karen Loewy from Barranquilla, Colombia

Can't Stop Now by Karla Solalinde from Monterrey, Mexico

Sunshine by Manida from Minnesota, USA

We Might As Well Be Strangers by Lareindedecoeur1 in Belgium

Your Eyes Open by Airiin from Estonia

We really had no idea that we started this that we'd end up with so many amazing videos. Thanks once again to everyone who entered.

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