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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!

4th Annual Video Contest & IMAX Screening

February 22, 2011

Yes, yes, yes!  It’s time for the 4th Annual Teen YouTube Video Contest and screening event at the Putnam Museum’s IMAX Theatre.  You know, the place with the GIANT screen!

All QC-Area teens are invited to make videos, upload them to YouTube, turn in the entry form to their local library, and then enjoy a night of celebration and awards at the screening event.  Did we mention participants get to see their videos on the giant IMAX screen?!  And that the event is free!?  And you can win $100!  When are you going to get another chance like this?  It’s time to make a video…

Themes for this year’s contest are:

-Book Mashups  (mash up two of your favorite books into a new story)

-Live Action Anime  (bring your favorite Anime to life)

-SRP Promo  (make a commercial for our Summer Reading Program–this year’s SRP theme is YOU ARE HERE)

-Geek Confessionals  (show and tell your most embarrassing/geeky habits, interests, etc.)

As always, feel free to take a theme and make it your own. 

Click this link for an entry form with all the event rules/details.  The videos should be 5 minutes or less.  They must be uploaded to YouTube by Saturday, March 12, 2011.  Don’t forget to include the title and URL of your video on the entry form!  Entry forms must be turned into your local library during Teen Tech Week, which runs March 6th-12th.  Also, teens are allowed to enter more than one video.

This year the red carpet IMAX screening event will be held on Thursday, March 24th at 7pm at the Putnam Museum & IMAX Theatre.  A pre-party for the teen participants and their guests will be at 6pm. 

Oh, wait!  We just added a bonus theme–which you could also enter in another contest sponsored by the American Library Association.  The bonus theme:

-Why I Need My Library

For more details please contact your local teen librarian or call DPL at 563-326-7832.  See you on the red carpet!