By   10/14/2011

New York State, as part of “Summer Reading at New York Libraries,” is very pleased to be participating in this competition and hopes that all libraries and library systems will encourage teens in their communities to create an entry.

NYS Entry Form and a small poster (8 1/2″ X 11″)  can be printed out for distribution and posting in all libraries.

Teens are directed to submit entry forms to their local library by March 5, 2012.

All information and entry forms for the New York State 2012 competition will be available shortly on the “Summer Reading at New York Libraries” website.
You can also visit the site to view the 2011 New York State winner and finalists.

Teens across the country are invited to create a 30 to 90 second video with their unique interpretation of the 2012 teen slogan “Own the Night” in combination with reading and libraries. The idea is to involve teens in summer reading, before and during the summer months, by being part of the process. This is an opportunity for teens to showcase their creativity and have their ideas heard before a national audience.

Each CSLP member state that chooses to participate in the “2012 Teen Video Challenge” will organize and implement their own competition to arrive at their state winner. The winning video from each participating state will be named one of the CSLP 2012 Teen Videos to promote summer reading nationwide.

$275 will be awarded to the creators of the winning state video and their associated public library will receive prizes worth $150 from CSLP and Upstart. Winners will be announced by CSLP in spring 2012.

For further information please contact: Karen Balsen, coordinator of Summer Reading at New York Libraries.