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N.H. Teen Video contest winner announced

Young Adult Library Services of New Hampshire is pleased to announce the state’s winner of the Collaborative Summer Library Program’s national “You are Here” Teen Video Challenge 2011.

Hannah Crowell, a student at Plymouth Regional High School and patron at Pease Public Library in Plymouth, created a public service announcement that promoted both reading and public libraries. As New Hampshire’s winner, she receives $250 and her library receives $100.

Teens participating in this nationwide competition were asked to write, record and edit 30- to 90-second videos promoting their library’s summer reading program, centered on the slogan “You Are Here”—a theme that conveys the idea of teens as part of a diverse country and world where all are unique and important.

Entries encouraged using public libraries as a way to learn about ourselves, the world and the fun of reading. Videos were judged for creativity, message clarity and relevance, motivation and inspiration, and overall impact. New Hampshire’s entries were judged by Susan Adams, N.H. Public Television; Tom Dooley, Croydon Mountain Communications; and Matthew Newton, N.H. Film & Television Office.

Winning videos can be seen at They will be used to promote summer reading nationwide.

New Hampshire was one of 20 states participating in the competition.




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