Teen Tech Week Video Contest

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OPL celebrated technology and teens during Teen Tech Week (TTW), from March 5-11, 2017. This initiative is aimed at teens, librarians, educators and parents who are interested in the Library’s non-print resources.

During that week, OPL launched its seventh annual video contest by raising awareness among teens about all its digital and technological offerings, including e-BooksOPL blogsHooplaZinioFreegalOPL apps, and the new OPL Makerspace: the Imagine Space. Contest submissions were accepted from March 5 to April 3. Teens 13 to 18 were invited to create a one-minute video on Youtube about their favourite book. It could be a book trailer, a parody, a review, a dramatization of a favourite scene, or anything related to a book of choice. The Top 10 finalists were announced April 28. The contest was generously sponsored by SAW Video.

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