Teen Video Contest

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Congratulations to Grace Tate, winner of the 2014 Vermont Teen Video Challenge!
Visit www.clspreads.org to view Grace's video and the winning videos from 25 other states.




The Vermont Department of Libraries and the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) are co-sponsoring a video contest.  Teens, 13-18, individually or in teams, are invited to create a short Public Service Announcement promoting the 2014 summer theme, "Spark a Reaction," and promoting reading and libraries.  The winner of the Vermont challenge, when approved by CSLP, will receive $275 and his/her sponsoring library will be awarded prizes worth $125.

Eligibility | How to Enter | Video Criteria | Judging Criteria | Prizes |   Terms & Conditions




The "2014 Teen Video Challenge" for Vermont is open only to legal U.S. residents who are residents of the state of Vermont aged 13-18.  Participants are ineligible if directly related to the panel of judges for the contest.  By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Contest Rules.  Each participant or group may submit one video per entry.  Each entry must include signed model release form(s).  All submissions must be received by March 5, 2014.  Late entries will not be accepted.  A DVD of the video will be requested from the winner.


How to Enter:

  1. Download the Entry Form.  Read all instructions provided on the Entry Form.
  2. Create a 30-90 second video that encourages teens to read and use libraries this summer.  Be sure to use the concept of "Spark a Reaction" as the main focus of your video.
  3. Entitle your video with: "2014 TVC-VT-Unique Name".  Please choose a unique name that does not include your real name.
  4. Upload your video to YouTube.com or Vimeo.com.
  5. Fill out your Entry Form and Model Release form(s) completely.
  6. Mail in the completed forms by March 5, 2014 to:
    "Spark a Reaction" Video Contest
    Grace W. Greene
    Vermont Department of Libraries
    109 State Street
    Montpelier, VT 05602

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Video Criteria for Acceptance:

All videos must:

  • Be 30 to 90 seconds
  • Promote the idea of using public libraries and reading.
  • Include your interpretation of the 2014 CSLP teen slogam "Spark a Reaction."
  • Be designed for use at any library.
  • Be appropriate for viewing by audiences of all ages.


Video will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Creativity
  • Message clarity and relevance
  • Motivation and inspiration
  • Overall impact




In April 2014, CSLP will award each CSLP approved State Teen Video Challenge Winner $275.  Their sponsoring library will receive prizes worth $125 from CSLP and Upstart.

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Terms and Conditions:

All audio and artwork must be created by the entrant or be in the public domain and must be specified as such on the entry form.  CSLP (and all CSLP member affiliates) have permission to use the "2014 Teen Video Challenge" submissions, including all work created and all intellectual property embodied therein as per the Model Release Form.



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