Posts Tagged ‘teen youtube contest’

Mmm I’m going to smell like green apples.

August 18, 2010

I. am. so. ready. for. Fred. the. MOVIE.

P.S. The Annual Teen Youtube Contest is only like SEVEN months away–now we can’t guarantee that your video will be as big as Fred and you will become famous worldwide and Nickelodeon will offer to make your youtube show into a movie…but we can guarantee that you will get to walk a RED CARPET. fancy.

YAuthor Stalking Tuesday: Heather Brewer + BONUS Teen Youtube Winner for Best Suspense

March 30, 2010

So where can you find all that YAuthor information? RIGHT HERE because it’s YAuthor Stalking Tuesday! Learn about your favorite authors, have a chat with them and then share your YAuthor adventures. This week is minion-hoarding Heather Brewer!

Heather Brewer, author of the Chronicles of Vladimir TodAuthor: Heather Brewer
Books: The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod: Eighth Grade Bites, Ninth Grade Slays, Tenth Grade Bleeds, Eleventh Grade Burns, and coming soon: Twelfth Grade Kills and Bloodbound
Author Website:
Vladimir Tod Website:


BONUSSSSSSS! Here is the winner of the Teen Youtube’s Best Suspense Award which happens to be a Book Trailer for Eighth Grade Bites:

So I have to be honest and say that I have never played The Sims; I am too afraid of getting sucked into it for days and days and years…but the idea of role-playing books is so CRAZY FANTASTIC that I am in complete awe. Has anyone else created a book trailer/fanfiction video from the Sims or Second Life?! I can has them to see plz?

Have you met Heather Brewer? Do you have a YAuthor Adventure to share? Email Amber and we might post it on a YAuthor Stalking Tuesday!

Fan Favorites

March 29, 2010

Here are two more clips from the video contest entries.  These were very much fan favorites…especially the Dr. Pepper one!  Josh, Matt, and Ben Haycraft, representin’ the Scott County Eldridge Library, made videos for last year’s contest, too.

This year the trio of brothers made a bit of video contest history as they were the first group to ever enter more than one video in the contest.  Hats off to that!  Oh wait, did they enter two last year?  Either way…they were the first!

Hooray for LOL Studios!


2009 Time Machine: Teen Youtube Video Screening

March 24, 2010

Check out last year’s Teen Youtube Video Contest & IMAX Screening Event! I’M SO EXCITED I’M SO EXCITED See you tomorrow!

And the Dewey Goes To…

March 27, 2009

Following is a list of the award winners from last night’s 2nd Annual Teen Film Fest Red Carpet Premiere event held at the Putnam Museum & IMAX Theatre.  It was a such wonderful time!  Thanks to everyone who attended and, especially, to all the talented teen filmmakers for creating such spectacular films!  Way to go!


Individual Awards:

Best Acting- Draco for President  by Zina Ellis, Maria Johnson, Carissa Dewaele, Austin Slater, Shayn Lomba
Best Comedy- What’s Up Holmes?  by Gavin Wright and Austin Bundy
Best Soundtrack- Movie of Coolness  by Gabriella Garrido
Best Stunt Work- Writing the Godfather  by Justin Coleman
Best Documentary- What I Learned at the Library: Airport  by Sheldon Wellman
Best Action Film- The Secret Life of 007  by James McNeil, Jack McNeil, Kathleen Bracke
Best Drama- Hostage  by Steven Bieber
Best Original Film- Lots of Character  by Shelby Bargren
Best Animation- A Day at the Library  by Benjamin and Matthew Haycraft
Best Ensemble Cast-What Happens at the Library  by Jade and Jocelyn Jackson
Best Screenplay-Goodnight Moon: Revised  by Sarah Stogdill

 Grand Prize Awards :

Viewer’s Choice Award- What’s Up Holmes?  by Gavin Wright & Austin Bundy

Librarian’s Choice Award- Lots of Character  by Shelby Bargren


Stay tuned, as we’ll be posting pics and videos from last night’s screening in the days to come.  Also, you can view some of the videos shown last night by visiting the QC Libraries YouTube Group.


2nd Annual Teen YouTube Video Contest

February 4, 2009

Quad City area libraries are offering teens an opportunity to hone their video skills this spring with the 2nd Annual “Teen YouTube Video Contest.” 

Libraries Together Film FestBetween now and March 14, teens are encouraged to create a 3-5 minute video, using one of the following themes as related to their favorite book:


-a book trailer

-a missing scene/unwritten scene

Next, they can upload the video to the Quad City Libraries YouTube website:

Finally, to be entered into the contest, teens should submit an official entry form to their favorite library.

Entries will be judged by area library staff, and winners will be revealed at the 2nd Annual “Teen Film Festival Red Carpet Screening Event” at the Putnam Museum and IMAX® Theatre. Two winners will be chosen – one video as the “Librarian’s Choice,” and the another as the “Viewer’s Choice.” Both will receive a $100 cash prize.  Other awards will be given to the makers of the most creative, entertaining, and best quality videos.

To help participants with their projects, there is a one-time workshop and numerous free, “Movie Maker Labs” scheduled at Davenport Public Library’s Fairmount Street location (3000 N. Fairmount Street).

On Tuesday, February 17, at 5:30 p.m., teens can participate in a two hour, hands-on workshop, teaching them how to use video cameras, video-editing software, and other devices that will help them become the next great Martin Scorsese. There are also numerous “Movie Maker Lab” sessions on the following dates/times: Tuesdays, February 24 and March 10, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.; Thursdays, February 26, March 5, and March 12, from 3 – 5 p.m.; and Saturdays, February 21, February 28, and March 7, from 3 – 5 p.m. The Labs are an opportunity for teens to work on their projects, using the Library’s technology. All of these sessions are free for all Quad City teens.

Putnam Museum & IMAX TheatreThe presentation of the “Teen YouTube Video Contest” winners will happen at the Putnam Museum and IMAX® Theatre on Thursday, March 26, beginning         at 6:00 p.m. with a Premiere Party for teens. Beginning at 7:00 p.m., teens will walk the red-carpet into the IMAX® Theatre, where hundreds of local fans will be waiting to view the world premiere of their videos. More information about this grand event will be forthcoming.

The “Teen YouTube Video Contest” and related hands-on labs/workshops was created in 2008 as a way to promote “Teen Tech Week,” a national initiative sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). This year, Teen Tech Week 09Teen Tech Week runs from March 8 – 14, and is aimed at teens, parents, educators, and other concerned adults that want to ensure teens are competent and ethical users of technologies, especially those that are offered through libraries. Technology includes DVDs, databases, audio-books, and videogames. Teen Tech Week encourages teens to use the Library’s non-print resources for education and recreation, and to recognize that librarians are qualified, trusted professionals in the field of information technology. This year’s Teen Tech Week theme is “Press Play @ Your Library.”

The “Teen YouTube Video Contest” is sponsored locally by Libraries Together, a consortium of the four public libraries in Scott County – Bettendorf Public Library, Davenport Public Library, LeClaire Community Library, and the Scott County Library System. Illinois Quad City libraries are also participating. Contact your local library for more details.

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