2016 Teen Video Challenge Winner – New York State and CSLP

Summer Reading at New York State Libraries is proud to announce the “Get in the Game Read” CSLP 2016 Teen Video Challenge Winner for New York State, 1 of 24 Collaborative Summer Library Program winners from across the country.

2016 New York State Teen Video Challenge Winner

Catch a Book

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This video was created and performed by Brian and Simon Wulf. The video was submitted by the Newstead Public Library in Akron, New York.

2016 New York State Teen Video Challenge Finalists

Get in the Game

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This video was created teens Brandon Jones, Caleb Feinstein, Kevin Illescas, and Leo Wang. – The Ossining Public Library, Ossining, NY

Book Competition

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This video was created teens Damyan Arnold, Gemini Zajac, Grant Bruning, Jenna Darling, and Ryleigh Bruning – The Edith B. Ford Memorial Library, Ovid, NY

Winners From All States

View winning videos from other states on the CSLP site.  All videos can be made available to the public by linking to them from your website. Since they each have a different focus, you can choose to use any of these for different situations and promotional needs. Use them to promote summer reading, teen reading at the library, and teen involvement at your library.

2016 Teen Video Challenge “Get in the Game Read”

New York State Judging

The New York State winner for the 2016 Teen Video Challenge was selected through a two-step process. In the first round of judging, 19 New York State public librarians narrowed the entrants down to 2 finalists. The second panel of 4 media professionals and celebrity judges chose “Catch a Book” as this year’s winner.

The media professionals and celebrity judging panel:

  • Jackson Murphy – film critic for YNN television
  • Dan Judson – Filmmaker/Producer Digital Foundry
  • Jeffrey Kirkendall
  • Bruce Hallenbeck

The winning video was chosen for its creative and entertaining interpretation of this year’s slogan. Its strong message that teens can find a variety of resources and have fun at the library was a winning combination!

New York State Library

Summer Reading at New York Libraries is funded in part through the Federal Library Services and Technology Act, with funds awarded to the New York State Library by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services. The New York State Library is a program of the Office of Cultural Education in the New York State Education Department.