And the winners are…

In case you missed the 4th Annual Teen YouTube Video Contest screening event at the IMAX last week here’s a list of the winners:

Best Acting-Never Wonder Where by Bailey Hager, Sarah Rodriguez, Kimberlyn Stoddard, Alexis Bertrard, Tabitha Jones and Patrick Kakert II
Best Action-Punched Before Reading by Kaitlyn Martin, Annie Moore, Gabby & Suzy Garrido
Best Animation-Diary of a Wimpy Hobbit by Archer & Morgan Moore
Best Directing-You Are Here by Ben Haycraft
Best Documentary-EAA Young Eagles by Sheldon Wellman
Best Editing-You Are Here by Olivia Covert-Proctor, Marie Hafner, Bikere Ikoba, & Philip Tunnicliff
Best Fantasy-When Fantasy Becomes Reality by Ali & Gabi Lenger
Best Original Screenplay-TwiCats by Ally Ronzheimer, Kamella, Sara, & Luke
Best Reporting-OMG! Geek Obsessions by Ashley Oerman & Safaa Karoumia
Best Technical Effects-Nerd Confessions by Gavin Wright & Austin Bundy

And the $100 Grand Prize Winners are:

Librarian’s Choice Award–Archer & Morgan Moore’s Diary of a Wimpy Hobbit

Viewer’s Choice Award–Gavin Wright & Austin Bundy’s Nerd Confessions

This is an exciting 3-peat win for DPL’s own Gavin & Austin! They’ve entered the video contest 3 years and won the Viewer’s Choice 3 times! Impressive.

Congratulations to all the teens who participated in this year’s contest. And an enormous thanks goes to the Putnam Museum & IMAX Theatre for hosting another wonderful screening event. THANK YOU!

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4 Responses to And the winners are…

  • Bailz of Hay says:

    Erm…there were more people involved in the Never Wonder Where movie…I just wanted to make that known: Sarah Rodriguez, Kimberlyn Stoddard, Alexis Bertrard, Tabitha Jones and Patrick Kakert II were also in it and helped produce it.

  • Amber says:

    Thanks! We updated it!

  • Ashley & Safaa says:

    Thanks for posting the pics! It was a really fun experience last year, and we’re glad to hear that you’re doing this again this year(: Are you? umm. Well please keep us updated on rules & such, I suppose, so we [everyone] can begin to start on there videos soon! Hope to be able to do this again!(; Lol

  • Christie says:

    Thanks for your comments. We are doing it again this year! Stay tuned to the blog for more upcoming details. It will be a bit different than years past but here is the info we have so far: YouTube Contest presented by Libraries Together – Entries due Saturday, February 25th by 5:30 p.m.

    Have you ever wanted to make movies? Well now is your chance. We will be having a YouTube contest for area teens. This year we have decided to let you or your team choose your own theme. Below is a list of suggestions, but feel free to make the movie you want to make!

    * Live action video games, such as a reenactment of an epic Minecraft session.
    * Infomercials for your favorite book, library program, or fictional product.
    * A flashmob.
    * Incorporate Skype or twitter interview with your favorite author.
    * Reinterpret classic literature with a healthy dose of teen angst.

    Videos need to be shorter than 5 minutes, and be posted to YouTube. You can then email your entry’s URL and your contact information to your home library’s teen librarian or

    The YouTube Contest Viewing Premiere will take place on a date and location TBD in March.