[kids-lib] CSLP Teen Video Contest

Susan Ludington sludington at cityofsalem.net
Wed Jan 12 15:56:03 PST 2011


Good afternoon ~
This summer, give your teen patrons the opportunity to become a viral
For the first time, the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) is
sponsoring a teen video contest that will award one winner from each
participating state a $250.00 cash prize and their affiliated library
$100.00. How cool is that?
Videos are to be original creations by teens ages 13-18, and should
effectively convey the 2011 summer reading theme "You Are Here" in a
30-60 second PSA. In Oregon, the deadline for contest entries is
Tuesday, March 15, 2011. Following that, all submissions will be
judged by a panel of Oregon YA library personnel and a winner will be
announced on March 25, 2011. The winning video, and those of the other
participating states, will be uploaded to CSLP's “You Are Here” Teen
Video Challenge 2011 Winner’s Page, enabling all winning videos to be
used on library websites and other Summer Reading promotional tools
across the country.
Please take a moment to look over the contest information on the OYAN
Here you'll find links to the CSLP contest overview, Oregon specific
rules, and necessary forms. Attached to this email also is a 2-sided
brochure customized for Oregon that can be used to publicize the
And this is where you come in! We are asking you, those who work with
teens in your libraries, schools, and communities, to find numerous and
creative ways to promote and solicit submissions for this contest. Some
Print out copies of the brochures, Oregon contest details, and entry
forms, and set them up in a prominent display, making them available in
your library's teen area 
Take copies of the brochure to your local middle and high school
libraries for display and distribution 
Collaborate with school art, media, technology, and other relevant
teachers to encourage teen participation 
Investigate local television, videography, graphic design, and other
similar businesses or organizations that may have avenues for promoting
and/or facilitating teen participation
We hope to have a number of submissions from Oregon teens to make for a
healthy competition, and we're counting on YOU to help spread the word!
Please feel free to direct any questions to me; in addition, if you have
any recommendations for improving or enhancing the contest, the
submission process, or other aspects, please share! CSLP will be eager,
I believe, to get any feedback to aid in future similar projects.
Thank you for your support and endorsement of OYAN and CSLP!
Susan Ludington

Teen Services Librarian
Salem Public Library
sludington at cityofsalem.net

All Oregon public, volunteer, and tribal libraries are members of the
Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP), and receive a free summer
reading manual. To get the most out of your membership, create an
account on the CSLP website (www.cslpreads.org) and you will be able to
access additional summer reading resources. CSLP membership dues and
manual fees are paid for by the State Library with LSTA funds. Summer
reading manuals are distributed by OLA’s Children’s Services Division,
and both CSD and OYAN members represent you on CSLP committees and at
the CSLP annual meeting. For more information contact one of your CSLP
Paige Bentley, CSD Summer Reading Chair: paigeb at dpls.lib.or.us
Kendra Jones, CSD In-coming Summer Reading Chair: KendraM at wccls.org
Susan Ludington, OYAN CSLP Liaison: sludington at cityofsalem.net
Katie Anderson, CSLP Oregon State Representative:
katie.anderson at state.or.us
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