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Program seeks teens' entries for video competition

Posted December 23, 2014

Children's books

Libraries are accepting entries for a teen video challenge, part of a national competition to celebrate reading and summer reading programs.

Entries are due by Feb. 13 for the 2015 Collaborative Summer Library Program's Teen Video Challenge. Teens must create a 30 to 90 second video on the 2015 slogan, which is Unmask.

"The process will engage teens from across the country with the summer reading program before and during the summer months. Teens can demonstrate their creativity and have their ideas heard by a national audience," according to a press release from the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources. "The winning video from each participating state will be named one of the CSLP Teen Videos to promote summer reading nationwide."

According to the release, many libraries across the state have participated since it began in 2012. The creators of the winning state video will receive prizes worth $150 and their associated library will receive prizes worth at least $50 from Demco/Upstart. Winners will be announced in April 2015, the release said.

If your teen is interested, check with your local library for information and entry forms. The State Library website also has more information.

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