FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 12, 2012
Shelly Angers, N.H. Department of Cultural Resources
N.H. teen filmmakers challenged to “Own the Night” this summer
The Young Adult Librarians of New Hampshire announce the 2012 Teen Video Challenge, part of a national competition asking teens to create 30- to 90-second public service announcements that encourage reading and using public libraries during the summer.
Using this year’s theme, “Own the Night,” teens can incorporate dreams, astronomy, supernatural stories and other nighttime motifs into their videos.
Entries will be judged on: creativity; message clarity and relevance; motivation and inspiration; and overall impact. Participants must be 13 – 18 years old and legal residents of New Hampshire. They may work on their own or as a team. Deadline to enter is March 12, 2012.
New Hampshire’s top entry will be awarded $275, with the winner’s public library receiving $150 and a $50 gift certificate for Upstart brand library products. Each participating state’s winning video will join other state winners as official national Collaborative Summer Library Program 2012 Teen Video champions and be used to promote summer reading across the United States.
For more information about New Hampshire’s “Own the Night” 2012 Teen Video Challenge, visit www.nashualibrary.org/YALS/CSLP2012.htm. For more information about the national competition, visit http://cslpreads.org/challenge-overview.html.