Teen Video Challenge

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Teen Video Winners Announced!

The Washington State Library and the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) are pleased to announce the winner of the 2015 Washington Teen Video Challenge. Congratulations to Grace Pearsons from the Ellensburg Public Library for the video Sherlock and the Masked Bookman. Grace will receive a monetary award of $150 and the Ellensburg Public Library will receive prizes worth $50 from CSLP and Demco/Upstart.

All videos submitted exemplify the diversity and creativity of our state and of the teens that created them. Whether produced by an individual or a group of teens, all exhibit creativity and illustrate quality work on the part of the industrious teen film makers. Enjoy the humor, literary references, and original music compositions used to communicate the "Unmask" idea and the value that teens place in their public libraries.

This national video competition is in its fifth year of encouraging teens to get involved with promoting summer reading and public libraries with a focus on the annual CSLP theme. Each participating state selected one winning video to be named the official CSLP Teen Video Challenge state winner. Twenty-six states and over one hundred teens participated in the creation of these winning videos. Any of the winning videos, including those from other states, may be used by libraries and schools to promote summer reading in their communities.

CSLP is a consortium of states working together, sharing ideas, expertise, and costs to produce a high-quality summer reading program for children, teens, and adults. They plan to continue the Teen Video Challenge in 2016.

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