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2021 Summer Reading Video Challenge for Teens

New York State teens are encouraged to create and share a video for the 2021 Summer Reading theme – Tails and Tales. Videos should be no longer than 60 seconds and must promote libraries and reading as well. $200 cash prizes will be awarded to the winners of this challenge.

Here are the contest rules:

-The contest is open to teens 13-18 (though it’s fine for people older or younger to appear in the videos).
-The process is simple; teens just need to upload their video to the social media outlet of their choice, submit a link to their video, and complete a simple online form.
-Videos will be limited to 60 seconds, making this a doable project for individuals or small teams.
-Teens/teen teams may submit more than one video.
-The program will accept submissions June 1-Aug 6, 2021, so that it can be incorporated into your summer program (it’s still a great opportunity to partner with schools with video production classes or clubs; students can produce the videos as a class project and submit them in June!)
-Permission and model release forms will only be required from the winning entries (completing the forms is a requirement to receive prizes and acknowledgement).
-There will be 5 national winners, who will each receive a cash prize of $200. The TVC Ad-Hoc Committee will convene a judging panel from CSLP partners and members in August.

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