In 2015 in the lead up to the Super Bowl, which aired on NBC, WBIR put out the call for Super Stories--- an effort to find and feature amazing people in East Tennessee.

The winner of the Super Stories contest would be featured in a local commercial during the Super Bowl, highlighting what it means to live Straight from the Heart.

We got so many amazing submissions four years ago, and we're doing it again this year! (Details below the videos)

We narrowed the field to five finalists in 2015, whose stories were featured on 10News and The public then voted for the winner, DJ Vanderwerf, who found out he won when he saw his story during the Super Bowl!

Here were our five finalists in 2015:

DJ Vanderwerf

Chris Coyne

Tyler Fogarty

David Fritz

Riola Gutierrez

Do you know someone with a Super Story you'd like to share?

Starting on Christmas day and running through January 5, you can submit your entry in one of three ways:

  • Online entry form at (at the bottom of the page)
  • Email
  • Mail your entry to: WBIR-TV Super Stories, 1513 Bill Williams Ave., Knoxville, TN. 37917

A panel of judges will evaluate each entry and select five finalists, which will be featured on television,, and the WBIR Facebook page the week of January 21 for voting.

The winner will be revealed during the Super Bowl on February 4.