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3rd Annual Teen Video Contest and Festival @ Voorhees Library

Camden County Library System
                                                        203 Laurel Road, Voohees, NJ 08043

NEWS RELEASE July 11, 2012

Contact: Mark Amorosi, Assistant Public Relations Officer, 856-772-1636 ext. 7323

Competition is free and open to SJ teens in grades 6 - 12

The M. Allan Vogelson Regional Branch Library of the Camden County Library System stages a teen video contest with all submissions screened at a “Red Carpet Event” scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 14.


VOORHEES, N.J. – July11– The Voorhees branch of the Camden County Library System is holding its third annual summer video contest for teens that will culminate in a Teen Video Festival on Tuesday, August 14, 2012.  Along with the festival’s judges, the contestants, their families, friends and the general public are welcome to attend and view all the submissions by the teen film makers at this ‘Red Carpet Event’.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, August 10, 2021. A video must be suitable for an audience of all ages – in other words it must meet the requirements of a “G” rating as established by the Motion Picture Association of America.

A piece can be anywhere from three to ten minutes in length and the principal members of the crew creating the film must between 12 and 18 years old or anyone currently enrolled in sixth through twelfth grade as of September, 2012.

Films can be of any genre – comedy, drama, documentary, animation - or use any medium - music, special effects, sound effects - wherever the film maker’s creative streak takes him or her as long as the subject is presented in a manner acceptable for all ages. Films must be submitted in DVD format. All submissions will be accepted for screening. Make a copy because submissions will not be returned.

A jury panel made up of teens and library professionals will decide the winner at a “Red Carpet Event” staged in The Corner (teen space) at the M. Allan Vogelson Region Branch Library in Voorhees on Tuesday, Aug. 14 at 6 p.m. Registration is required.

“We had a lot of really amazing submissions in past years.  I'm hoping for even more in this upcoming film festival.  This is a great way for our local teens to show off their creativity,” said Voorhees Teen Librarian Christen Orbanus.

After the initial screening, the videos will be uploaded to the Voorhees library’s teen YouTube page for viewing (

The contest is free. Entry forms can be picked up in person during regular business hours at the Youth Services desk of the Vogelson Branch Library located on Laurel Rd. across from the Voorhees Town Center or by e-mailing Christen Orbanus at .  Contestants will be notified when their submissions are received at the library.

Remember, the deadline is Friday, Aug. 10, 2012.



Established in 1921, Camden County Library System seeks to meet the recreational, informational and educational needs of its customers with locations in Bellmawr, Camden, Gloucester Township, Haddon Township, Merchantville, Winslow Township and Voorhees.   The Library is governed and supported by the Camden County Board of Freeholders and the Camden County Library Commission.




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