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Video Contest Screening & Cast Party is Tomorrow Night

March 22, 2012

That’s right!  The Teen YouTube Video Contest screening event and after hours cast party is tomorrow night at the Bettendorf Library.  Don’t miss our 5th Annual Contest and your chance to see who wins the Librarians’ Choice Award.  Plus, you’ll get to vote for your favorite and see who wins the People’s Choice Award, too.  Winners of those two categories will receive $100 each.  Wahoo!  Register now to reserve your spot.

Check out more of this year’s entries:

 

A big thank you and congratulations goes out to all the teen participants for this year’s contest.  We had entries submitted from all over the QC-Area…Moline to Muscatine!  All of the videos featured on the blog, plus a few more, will be featured at the screening event.  Don’t miss it.

It’s tough to choose just one favorite!

March 21, 2012

Here’s another helping of some of this year’s entries for the Teen YouTube Video Contest.  Remember to register for the after hours cast party and screening event!  It’s being held this Friday at the Bettendorf Public Library from 5:30-7:30.  It’s a teens only event and bound to be a funtastic time.  For questions on this special event or any of our programs please call 563-326-7832.

 

There will be more video entries posted tomorrow.  Stay tuned!

Which video is your favorite? Hmmm…

March 20, 2012

Check out some of the entries for this year’s Teen YouTube Video Contest featured below.  You can also sign up to attend the private screening and after hours cast party being held at the Bettendorf Public Library on Friday, March 23rd at 5:30.  If you attend the cast party (teens only) you’ll be able to vote for your favorite video and see who takes home the top prizes. 

Don’t miss out on this year’s fun!  Register today.

  

Check tomorrow’s posting for more great video entries.  Job well done to all of the participants! 

 

Libraries Together Teen YouTube Video Contest

February 10, 2012

Have you ever wanted to make movies? Well now is your chance. Create and upload an original video to YouTube and attend our Libraries Together Cast Party.  This year we have decided you or your team can choose your own theme. Below is a list of examples we thought up, 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.

Who can create a video?  Quad-city Teens ages 12-19.  Work alone or with friends.  Be spontaneous or be scripted.  Keep it fun and library appropriate.  Upload the video to YouTube and return the entry form with the URL or email it to your librarian.  Then come to our Cast Party held after-hours at Bettendorf Public Library.  You can print the entry form or pick one up at any of the Davenport, Bettendorf, or Scott County-Eldridge public library locations.  Entry forms will be available in the libraries soon!

NEED HELP?

Need a video camera?  Call your local library or school to see if a camera is available for use and if they have Windows Movie Maker or iMovie editing programs. You can always use your cell phone or digital camera video modes.

 Need to edit?  Before or after you have created your video, you can visit your local library to use the editing software.

 UPLOADING

After the video is edited, please create an account at YouTube so you can upload it. All videos are subject to the YouTube terms of use found by clicking here.  After uploading, RETURN ENTRY FORM TO YOUR HOME LIBRARY AND/OR EMAIL:  cvogt@davenportlibrary.com

 Be sure to include the title of your video, its URL, your name(s), phone number!

PRIZES!

Entries will be judged by area library staff.  We will choose one video as the Library’s Choice and attendees at the Cast Party will choose one as the Viewer’s Choice.  Both will win $100 cash.  Other awards will be given to the makers of the most creative, entertaining, and best quality videos.

WHEN?

Entries due Saturday, February 25th

After Hours Cast PARTY! — Participants and cast are invited to the After-Hours Cast Party and Screening where we will mingle, serve refreshments, and give awards.  The Cast party will be at the Bettendorf Library on Friday March 23rd at 5:30 p.m.  Please register by clicking here.  NOTE:  This cast party event is for teens only.

Teen Video Contest Info

January 24, 2012

In honor of YALSA’s Teen Tech Week, the Scott County Libraries Together – Teen Service Division is hosting the 5th Annual Teen YouTube Video Contest!

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 the Young Adult Librarian at your home library or to cvogt@davenportlibrary.com.

The YouTube Contest Viewing Premiere will take place on a date and location TBD in March.  Stay tuned to the blog for further details.

ALA Video Contest: “Why I Need My Library”

March 30, 2011

Want to win up to $3,000 for the library of your choice?!  You have until April 18th to get a video together for the American Library Association’s upcoming teen video contest!  DO IT! 

For all the details visit the ALA info page.  Videos are to be 1-3 minutes and fit the theme–Why I Need My Library.  This contest would be perfect for our recent teen video contest participants!  Also, be sure to check out this video:

 

Oh, and here’s the prize info pulled from the ALA contest details:
Prizes will be awarded in two age categories – ages 13 to15 and 16 to18 – to a school or local public library selected by the winners.

Grand prize: The winning contestant or group of contestants from each age category will receive $3,000 for their selected library.  In addition, each member of the winning group will receive a $50 gift card to an online bookseller.

Second place: Two second place finalists in each age category will receive $2,000 each for their selected library

Third place: Three third place finalists will receive $1,000 each for their selected library. 

Winning videos will be showcased on ALA websites and at the 2011 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans (June 23-28). 

And the winners are…

March 29, 2011

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!