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Voorhees Library Holds 5th Annual Teen Video Contest & Festival

NEWS RELEASE July 14, 2014

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

mamorosi@camdencountylibrary.org      http://www.camdencountylibrary.org

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

South Jersey aspiring teen video artists showcase their talents in a contest at the M. Allan Vogelson Regional Library. The contest culminates with a ‘red carpet event’ where video entries will be screened and judged, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. (Library Aware Photo)

VOORHEES, NJ – July 14, 2014 – The Voorhees branch of the Camden County Library System is holding its fifth annual summer video contest for teens that will culminate in a Teen Video Festival on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, Aug. 15, 2014 and a film 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.

Movie Making Workshops

In conjunction with the contest, the Voorhees branch is offering Movie Makin’ Mondays – a series of programs to help those new to making video films. Remaining workshops include: Animation, July 14; Script Writing, July 21; and a Group Discussion with Feedback, July 28, particularly for those participating in the contest for the first time.

Video Submission Requirements

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 and currently enrolled in sixth through twelfth grade as of September, 2014.

Films can use any genre – comedy, drama, documentary, animation - or any techniques including music, special effects, sound effects – depending on the film maker’s creativity 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.

Festival Red Carpet Event

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 Vogleson Region Branch Library in Voorhees on Tuesday, Aug. 19 at 6:30 p.m. The contestants, their families, friends and the general public are invited to attend the event and view all the submissions by the teen filmmakers. The event is free but registration is required and available online at www.camdencountylibrary.org/events .

After the initial screening, the videos will be uploaded to the Voorhees library’s teen YouTube page for viewing (www.youtube.com/CCLTeens).

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 corban@camdencountylibrary.org .  Contestants will be notified when their submissions are received at the library.

Remember, the deadline is Friday, Aug. 15, 2014.

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