The Enterprise Public Library is calling all tech-savvy teens to participate in a national competition as part of its summer reading program.

According to information shared by EPL, the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) is launching the 2019 Teen Video Challenge, a national video competition for teens to get involved with reading and their public library's summer reading program. CSLP is a consortium consisting of public libraries and state library agencies throughout the United States, its territories, and the Cayman Islands. The members of this consortium work together to provide high quality summer reading materials for public libraries to use in their summer programs with children, teens, and adults.

The Teen Video Challenge is an annual video contest and is open to all teens, though librarian and teacher support is encouraged. The challenge is for teens to create a public service announcement-type video that shows their unique interpretation of the 2019 CSLP slogan “A Universe of Stories.” Videos are to be no longer than 60 seconds and should promote libraries and reading.

Videos will be accepted June 1 through Aug. 2.

Instead of announcing state winners, five winners will be chosen nationally and receive $200 in prize money and $50 worth of summer reading materials for their library. Winners will be chosen by a panel of judges comprised of CSLP partners and members.

For official contest rules and registration information, visit www.cslpreads.org/programs/teen-program/2019-teen-video-challenge/.

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