2020 Teen Video Challenge

The Teen Video Challenge is an annual video contest hosted by CSLP. It’s open to all teens across the country. The challenge is for teens to create a public services announcement-type video that shows their unique interpretation of the 2020 Summer Reading slogan “Imagine Your Story.”

Videos should be no longer than 60 seconds and should promote libraries and reading.

Video submissions will be accepted June 1 through August 7, 2020.

Five national winners will be chosen. Each winning submission will receive a $200 cash prize and $50 worth of summer reading materials for their library.

You can find CSLP’s Official TVC Submission Form and 2020 TVC Contest Rules here:

Last year’s TVC winners included a team of NY state teens from Kingston Library in the Mid-Hudson Library System. You can watch the Kingston Library teens’ video and the other 4 winning TVC video entries from across the country through this link.

Want to promote TVC at your library, school or school library? Download the 2020 flyer here.

You can also find more outreach and social media promotional items on the CSLP site

2019 Teen Video Challenge Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 CSLP Teen Video Challenge celebrating Summer Reading and “A Universe of Stories!” The 5 national winners included a team of NY state teens from Kingston Library: Phoebe Temple, Sophie Temple, Haley Sioleski, Caleb Berrios, Rachel Pitt, and Jacob Miller.  Links to the Kingston Library teens’ video and the other 4 winning TVC video entries can be found below!

There were a total of 56 entries nationwide, with 8 TVC entries submitted to CSLP from libraries and teens in New York State. The New York State Library would like to thank the East Syracuse Free Library of the Onondaga County Public Library System, the Ogden Farmers Library of the Monroe County Library System, the Bedford Hills Free Library and the Mamaroneck Public Library of the Westchester Library System, the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library of the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library System, the Kingston Library of the Mid-Hudson Library System, the Southold Public Library of the Suffolk Cooperative Library System, and the Berne Public Library of the Upper Hudson Library System for participating in this year’s Teen Video Challenge! Your efforts, creativity and dedication to working with teens in your libraries and celebrating Summer Reading through the 2019 Teen Video Challenge are so appreciated!

We look forward to even more TVC entries from New York State in 2020 when the slogan will be “Imagine Your Story!”


Phoebe Temple
Kingston Library
Universal News Tonight

Kora Clauser
Cape May County Library
Universe Of Stories Team Alien

Eva Noelle Weekley-Hatley
Blount County Public Library
A Universe Inside My Head

Hannah and Rachel Dozier
Georgetown Public Library
Goldilocks I

Emi Otsuki
Avon Public Library, Eagle Valley Library District
The Reading Rocket




For questions, contact Sharon Phillips, Coordinator of Summer Reading at New York Libraries, at Sharon.Phillips@nysed.gov or (518) 486-4863.

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