2016 Teen Video Challenge

Teen Video Challenge

It’s time for teens to enter┬áthe 2016 Teen Video Challenge! Teens across the country are invited to create a video that promotes summer reading at their local public library, with an emphasis on the 2016 Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) teen slogan “Get in the Game.”

One video created by a teen or group of teens will be selected as the Wyoming State winner in the national CSLP 2016 Teen Video Challenge and the winner will receive $150 along with a $50 award for their library.* Deadline to submit videos is March 11, 2016.

Tips for creating a video
Need a little guidance on how to help your teens record and edit their entries? The Wyoming State Library staff put together this short, humorous video to get you started.

The 2016 Teen Video Challenge is open only to legal U.S. residents aged 13 -18. Participants are ineligible if directly related to the panel of judges for the contest. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Contest Rules. Each participant or group may submit one video per entry. Each entry must include signed model release form(s). A DVD of the video will be requested from the winner.

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.

Video Criteria for Acceptance
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.

Video will be Judged on the Following Criteria

  • Creativity;
  • Message clarity and relevance;
  • Motivation and inspiration;
  • Overall impact.

Winners and Prizes
CSLP will review all state winners during April 2016. In the spring of 2016, CSLP will award each CSLP approved State Teen Video Challenge Winner $150. Their Local Public Library will receive prizes worth at least $50 from CSLP and Upstart. The Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) is a grassroots consortium of states and member affiliates working together to provide high-quality summer reading program materials for public libraries.

*All state winning videos will become property of CSLP and will be viewed nationwide in conjunction with the official 2016 CSLP campaign.

Questions? Contact your local public library.

Forms and Resources


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