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Teen Video Challenge

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Create a video promoting summer reading at the public library. Include your interpretation of the 2017 Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) teen slogan, Build a Better World, and you could win $100 for yourself and a $50 award for your library.

One winning video created by a teen or group of teens will be selected as the Washington winner in the national Teen Video Challenge. All state winning videos will be official 2017 CSLP promotional videos and will be viewed nationwide.

Any Washington teen or group of teens ages 13-18 may enter.

Summer Reading: Teen Video Challenge

How to participate

  1. Download and complete the Washington Entry Form. Read all instructions provided on the entry form.
  2. Download and complete the Model Release Form. Anyone may appear in your video (it does not have to be teens only), but every person appearing in your video must have a completed release.
  3. Explore the CSLP Teen Video Challenge page to be inspired by last year's winners.
  4. Create a 30-90 second video that encourages teens to read and use libraries this summer. Include your interpretation of the 2017 CSLP teen slogan "Build a Better World."
  5. Title your video: "2017 TVC - WA - Unique Name." Please choose a unique name that does not include your real name (example: 2017 TVC - WA - C. Kent-Krypton123).
  6. Upload your video to or Please include closed-captioning if your video includes words in the audio.
  7. By February 15, 2017, mail, email, or fax your completed forms using the subject "2017 TVC" to:
    2017 Teen Video Challenge
    Washington State Library
    6880 Capital Blvd S
    PO Box 42460
    Olympia, WA 98504
    fax: 360.586.7575

What’s at stake?

The Washington State Library will award $100 to one Washington Teen Video Challenge winning team. The library listed on the entry form will receive $50 from CSLP. The winner will be notified in the spring of 2017.

If your video is chosen as the winner, you will be contacted by the Washington State Library's Teen Video Challenge representative.

All the state winning videos will be posted on the CSLP website and will be available for libraries in Washington and all around the USA to use to promote the Summer Reading Program.

The Washington winner and all notable Washington videos will be available on the Washington Summer Reading Program page.

The fine print

Complete rules and eligibility requirements are available on the application.

Librarians: The Teen Video Challenge is a CSLP-sponsored competition for teens to create videos that promote reading, libraries, and the current CSLP Summer Reading theme. Check out the CSLP Teen Video Challenge page for more details on the contest.

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