The State Library of Louisiana is announcing the Louisiana winners of the Own the Night Teen Video Challenge 2012 held by the Collaborative Summer Library Program. The winning video, Fast Food, was created by Courman Winters and Michael Hilburn, teen patrons of the Lafayette Public Library.
The Teen Video Challenge is a national competition aimed at getting teens involved with reading and their public library's summer reading program. Winners were selected from 23 participating states and their videos are recognized as official Own the Night Teen Video Challenge winners. The winning videos will be used to promote summer reading programs in libraries nationwide and each winning video will earn its creators $275 from the CSLP.
“By participating, teens are sending a clear message about the importance of literacy and public libraries,” said State Librarian Rebecca Hamilton. “These activities allow teens to harness their creative energy and encourages them to promote positive aspects of their community.”
The Teen Video Challenge is an annual competition held by the CSLP. To see the winning videos, visit www.cslpreads.org. For more information about Louisiana summer reading programs and the State Library visit www.state.lib.la.us .
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