Teen Vlogger Contest

Do you love books, and love to share them with others? Do you consider yourself to be a library geek (in the best way possible)? Here's your chance to talk about books and apply for an awesome volunteer opportunity. Grab your video camera and enter our 2015 Teen Tech Month Video Blogger Contest for your chance to become a Sno-Isle celebrity teen video blogger, featured regularly on our website!

Five winners will be chosen to be official Sno-Isle Teen Vloggers, online celebrity with a regular slot on our blog! In addition to fame and volunteer credit, you will also get a $50 gift card from Best Buy to sweeten the prize. All finalists will receive an "Infamous for Information" T-shirt.

Supported by the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation.

How to Enter:

  1. Create a video featuring you booktalking a great teen book owned by Sno-Isle Libraries. If you are camera shy, puppets or animation may be used, but we want to see your personality shine through.
  2. Video length must be 30 seconds to 3 minutes, including credits.
  3. Include credits in the video indicating you produced the video for the Sno-Isle Libraries Video Blogger Contest.
  4. Submit your YouTube URL through our online entry located below by March 31, 2015, 11:59pm.
  5. Winners will be chosen by library staff, and announced in early April 2015.

Video Contest Rules:

  1. Feature a book written for teens and owned by Sno-Isle.
  2. The video must not contain inappropriate content.
  3. The video must be original work directed, shot and edited by teens.
  4. Entrants must be between the ages of 12 and 18 (or in 6th through 12th grade) and reside or attend school in Island or Snohomish counties.
  5. Videos must adhere to all applicable copyright laws (including music, images, etc.). See guidelines below. If it is determined the video is in violation of copyright law, you will be given 24 hours to fix the issue.

Image and Music Guidelines for Videos

  1. Still images: Only book covers may be featured in your video. Movie stills and other copyrighted images are not allowed.
  2. You must have the legal right to use the music in your video. Copyrighted music is not allowed. (Find more information on copyright and fair use:
    http://www.copyright.gov/fls/fl102.html.) Purchasing a CD or download does not give you legal rights to use that music for your own creative projects. If you have a question about copyright, ask us.
  3. If want to include music in your video you have three choices:
    1. Your own original composition (music and/or song).
    2. Music supplied as part of a video editing software package is acceptable, if credited as such.
    3. Music released under a Creative Commons license is acceptable under these conditions:
      1. For simplification purposes, we will only allow music found through this site: http://freemusicarchive.org/curator/video
      2. It cannot be licensed under a No Derivative Works license.
      3. Your credits must include the appropriate attribution of the source.
        1. The musician(s)
        2. The track
        3. The CC license the track is under.
          For example, you might include text like this at the end of your video: This video features the song "Horses with Fake Legs" by Noisewaves, available under a Creative Commons Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.

Entry Form:

Simply copy 'n' paste the URL here, for example:

All fields are required

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