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Children's Services: Teen Video Challenge

CSLP Teen Video Challenge


The Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) launches the 2016 Teen Video Challenge, a national video competition for teens to get involved with reading and their public library's summer reading program.

Teens across the country are invited to create a 30 to 90 second video with their unique interpretation of the 2016 teen slogan Get in the Game - Read, in combination with reading and libraries.

(Connecticut Entry Form)

$150 will be awarded to the creators of the winning Connecticut video and their associated public library will receive prizes worth at least $50 from CSLP, Upstart, and CSLP partners. The deadline for Connecticut entries is Friday, April 1, 2016. Winners will be announced by CSLP in April 2016.

Video Judging Criteria

Video will be judged on the following criteria

•    Creativity
•    Message clarity and relevance -
      video should relate to the Fitness / Get in the Game Theme and
      promote summer reading
•    Motivation and inspiration
•    Overall impact

Terms and Conditions

All audio and artwork must be created by the entrant or be in the public domain and must be specified as such on the entry form.  CSLP (and all CSLP member affiliates) have permission to use the “2016 Teen Video Challenge” submissions, including all work created and all intellectual property embodied therein, as per the Contest Release form.

How to Enter!

Be sure to read all the instructions before you begin!

Who can enter?
Teens aged 13 -18 can enter the 2016 Teen Video Challenge. Videos can be created individually or as a team. Be sure to check out the video creation resources and don't forget to include your completed model release form!

Deadline is Friday, April 1, 2016

All videos must:

  • Be 30 to 90 seconds.
  • Promote the idea of using public libraries and reading.
  • Include your interpretation of the 2016 CSLP teen slogan “Get in the Game, Read.”
  • Be designed for use at any library.
  • Be appropriate for viewing by audiences of all ages.

How to enter:

  • Download an (entry form) or visit your local library.
  • Create your video
  • Title your video with: “2016 TVC – DE – Unique Name.” Please choose a unique name that does not include your real name.
  • Upload your video to or
  • Fill out and sign your completed entry form & model release form(s).

Mail completed forms to:
Linda Williams
Willimantic Library Service Center
1320 Main Street, Suite 25
Willimantic, CT 06226

INSPIRATION! See the Video Challenge Winners from 2015

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