CSLP Teen Video Challenge 2019

From: "Sharon Rawlins srawlins@njstatelib.org [NJYAC]" ...@njstatelib.org>
Subject: CSLP Teen Video Challenge 2019
Date: January 7th 2019

CSLP Teen Video Challenge 2019

The Collaborative Summer Reading Program (CSLP) will be sponsoring the Teen Video Challenge (TVC) for 2019 but this year it will be a little different.


First, what will remain the same:

  • The TVC invites teens to create and submit a PSA-type video promoting reading and library use to other teens.
  • Each video needs to include the teen/teen team's interpretation of the 2019 CSLP slogan, “A Universe of Stories,” to correspond to the 2019 summer reading space theme in public libraries. Public Library -School Library collaboration is encouraged to allow teen students from both libraries to work together to create the video. 
  • Videos need to adhere to copyright law and be appropriate for all ages.
  • Each of the 5 winning teens/teen teams will receive a $200 cash prize and the winners' local public libraries will each receive a $50 gift certificate from Upstart.

Now, for the changes:

·         Instead of state winners, there will be 5 national winners (this means that teens will submit videos directly to the national judging panel without having to go through me - Sharon Rawlins - the State Representative).

  • The program will accept submissions June 1-Aug 2, 2019, so that the program can be incorporated into summer programs (it is still a great opportunity for public libraries to partner with schools with video production classes or clubs; students can produce the videos as a class project and submit them in June!).
  • Videos will be up to 60 seconds long.
  • Permission and model release forms will not be required until the finalists are selected, who will then need to supply the forms, completed correctly, to be able to win. The only form required upfront will be a simple online submission form.
  • The TVC Ad-Hoc Committee will convene a judging panel from CSLP partners and members.
  • Video uploads will not be limited to YouTube and Vimeo; rather, teens can upload their creations to the social media outlet of their choice.

We hope these changes will boost interest and participation in the contest and make it more accessible for all involved.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch with me.






Best regards,


Sharon Rawlins, MLS

Youth Services Specialist for Lifelong Learning

NJ State Library

185 West State St.

P.O. Box 520

Trenton, NJ 08625-0520


609-278-2640 ext. 116

609-278-2650 – fax


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