Public Storage (NYSE:PSA) is pleased to announce the two winners in its month-long Holiday Stories video contest.

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Public Storage employees in Annapolis, Maryland, showed off Public Storage features to help families ...

Public Storage employees in Annapolis, Maryland, showed off Public Storage features to help families suffering from space crunches this season. Their enthusiasm encouraged more than 670 views by the time voting ended December 12, and they won the $250 prize in the contest's employee category! (Photo: Business Wire)

A team in Annapolis, Maryland, won in the employee category for its fun seasonal tribute to the company's best on-site features. And an adventurous dad won in the fan category for his celebration of National Parks Week, featuring a "snow"-saucer ride down a sand dune. Each group took home $250.

After the company announced the contest in early November, many Public Storage employees, customers and fans were enticed to enter by the deadline. After careful consideration, the company announced five finalists—three fans and two employee groups—to have their heartwarming holiday videos posted to the Public Storage YouTube channel last week.

According to contest rules, their fates were then in the hands of YouTube viewers. Finalist videos with the most views by the end of the night December 12 were declared the winners.

The entertaining duo of Public Storage managers in Annapolis popped out of wardrobe boxes wrapped as presents in their video and won with more than 670 views. The pair said the best part of making the video was having fun together—just what the holiday season is about!

"It's something fun to do with her, and that's great," said Ami of her colleague and partner in holiday-video cheer.

The winning fan video that celebrated National Parks Week was created by Thiago, a cool dad from El Paso, Texas, who takes his family on adventures monthly. His video jumped ahead of the competition with more than 1,470 views!

"I want to inspire families to get out in the outdoors during National Parks Week, when admission is free," he said.

Watch the videos on the Public Storage YouTube Holiday Stories playlist.

And learn more about the finalists and what inspired them in a newly-published article on the Public Storage blog. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to learn about the next contest.

For more information, please contact company Vice President Clemente Teng at (818) 244-8080, Ext. 1141.

Happy Holidays!

Company Information

We help customers in their time of need, whether moving, downsizing or storing for business. Public Storage was founded in 1972 with a single Southern California self-storage building. We've grown a bit since then, to more than 2,358 locations around the country, making us the largest in the business today and a member of the S&P 500. We offer self-storage options of all shapes and sizes and the same personal attention from on-site managers that we've been giving from day one. For stockholders, we are a real estate investment trust, meaning we distribute a large portion of revenue to public investors in the form of dividends. Learn more about Public Storage at

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