Teen Video Contest for Summer Reading

The Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) and the Department of Libraries are launching the “2013 Teen Video Challenge”, a national video competition designed to get teens involved with reading and their public library’s summer reading program.

Vermont teens, ages 13-18, are invited to create a 30 to 90 second video with their own interpretation of the 2013 teen slogan “Beneath the Surface” in combination with reading and libraries. The idea is to involve teens in summer reading, before and during the summer months, by being part of the process. This is an opportunity for teens to showcase their creativity and have their ideas heard before a national audience. Videos may be created by an individual or by a group.

Deadline for submission is Thursday, February 28, 2013.The winning video will be selected by Vermont librarians in an online poll. That video will then be named one of the CSLP 2013 Teen Videos to promote summer reading nationwide. The winning Vermont teen will receive $275 and their associated public library will receive an award.

For full details about the Vermont/ CSLP “2013 Teen Video Challenge” and to find out how to enter the competition, please visit:  http://libraries.vermont.gov/libraries/srp/childrenteen/teenvideocontest

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