East Central Regional Library Teen Video Challenge

Minnesota libraries, including all East Central Regional branch libraries, are launching the “2013 Teen Video Challenge,” a national video competition for teens to get involved with reading and their public library’s summer reading program.

The 2013 Teen Video Challenge is sponsored by the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CLSP).

Teens across the East Central Regional Library system are invited to create a 30 to 90 second video with  their unique interpretation of the 2013 teen slogan, “Beneath the Surface,” in combination with reading and libraries.

The idea is to involve teens in summer reading, before and during the summer months, by being part of the process.

This is an opportunity for teens to showcase their creativity and have their ideas heard before a national audience.

The Minnesota Summer Reading Program and Youth Services (SRP/YS) Committee will decide a winner from all of the state’s submissions and that video will be named one of the CSLP 2013 Teen Videos to promote summer reading nationwide. $275 will be awarded to the creators of the winning state video and their associated public library will receive prizes worth $125 from CSLP  and Upstart. Winners will be announced in March 2013.

For full details about the CSLP “2013 Teen Video Challenge” and to find out how to enter, pick up a registration form and instructions at any ECRL branch (Aitkin, Cambridge, Chisago Lakes, Hinckley, McGregor, Mille Lacs (Isle), Mora, North Branch,  Pine City, Princeton, Rush City, Sandstone & Wyoming) or visit www.crplsa.info/display/crplsa/Minnesota+Summer+Reading+Program to download the information.

The deadline to submit your video is February 1, 2013.

To view the 2012 winning videos visit the CSLP “2012 Teen Video Winners” page at www.cslpreads.org/programs/young-adult-program/teen-video-challenge/2012-teen-video-winners.html.