Teen Tech Week Video Contest

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Ottawa Public Library’s Teen Tech Week Video Contest starts soon

Mark your calendars! The Ottawa Public Library’s Teen Tech Week (TTW) Video Contest will be taking place from March 4 to April 2 2018.

To participate, teens (13-18) are invited to create a one-minute video about their favourite book. The video can be a book trailer, a parody, a review, a dramatization of a compelling scene, or anything related to their book of choice. Teens must upload their videos on YouTube and will compete for the grand prize: an iPad. Teens can also take advantage of OPL’s Makerspace to create and edit their submissions. Video cameras, green screens, lighting and the latest video editing software are available at no cost in the  
Imagine Space.

For the eighth year in a row, contest partner SAW Video will provide a prize pack, including a video workshop, and have committed to having one of their cinematographers as the guest judge.

OPL’s video contest kicks off at the same time as the Young Adult Library Association’s Teen Tech Week, which takes place March 4-10, 2018. Teen Tech Week highlights public libraries being about much more than books; OPL’s digital offerings include eBooks and audiobooks, online resources such as Teen Health and Wellness, OPL blogs, streaming and downloading resources such as Hoopla, Zinio, Lynda.com, Freegal, all OPL apps and of course the Imagine Space.

The top 10 finalists will be announced in April, and their videos screened, at an Awards Night & Video Screening on Friday, April 27th at 7:30 p.m. in the Centrepointe Studio Theatre, 101 Centrepointe Drive. A wild card prize will be drawn from all the submissions. This event is free and open to everyone.

Pictures from the 2017 event can be found on our Facebook page! 
Recap of the 2017 awards night by Jenna, Teen one of our Teen Bloggers!

Check out the 2017 top three finalists!

1st place: 1st place – Hannah Leistle for Why We Took the Car
Prize: Apple iPad, one free SAW Video workshop, one year basic SAW Video membership

2nd place: Emily McDonnell for The Great Gatsby
Prize: $150 gift card for Best Buy & Video Handbook and a SAW Video t-shirt

3rd place: Isabella MacKay for Out of My Mind
Prize: $75 gift card for Best Buy and a SAW Video tote bag

Watch the top 10 winning videos below! 

Why We Took the Car Trailer for the Ottawa Public Library Teen Video Contest

The Great Gatsby - Great Books Transport You

Out of My Mind, A Novel by Sharon Draper

Top 10 - Teen Tech Week Video Contest