American Library Association:
Attention teens! You can help win up to $3,000 for your library. Here’s how:
Make a video for "Why I Need My Library!"
Gather your friends and put together an original 1-3 minute video about why you need your library. Up to six people can work together to submit a video.
Pick your technique: Entries can be live-action, animation, machinima, or a combination of these. Check out this list of tips and resources on making a video.
Read through the judging criteria to see how entries will be judged.
Upload your video to YouTube
Upload the video to YouTube between January 11, 2011 and midnight April 18, 2011.
Be sure to tag your video with alaneedmylibrary15 if your designated videographer is between the ages of 13-15 or alaneedmylibrary18 if your designated videographer is between the ages of 16-18.
Mail in your entry form
One more thing: Don’t forget to mail in an entry form. Videos are submitted online, but an entry form needs to be received in the mail by April 18 in order for a submission to be eligible.
Read the complete guidelines for more information.
From each age category (13-15 and 16-18):
Three 3rd place winners will receive $1,000 each for their selected libraries.
Two second place winners will receive $2,000 each for their selected libraries.
One winner or group of winners will receive $3,000 for their selected library, plus $50 gift cards to an online bookseller for each individual member of the winning group (limit of 6 participants per group)
The Why I Need My Library Video Contest is an initiative of 2010-2011 ALA President Roberta Stevens to engage teenagers as library advocates.
For more information, contact whyIneedmylibrary@ala.org.