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2017 Teen Video Challenge

2017 TVC Build a Better World Entry Form

Are your teens interested in claiming the title of New Mexico’s official Summer Reading video?  All they have to do is create a short video promoting the 2017 CSLP Teen theme: Build a Better World


The “2017 Teen Video Challenge” for New Mexico is open only to legal U.S. residents who are residents of New Mexico aged 13 -18. Participants are ineligible if directly related to the panel of judges for the contest. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Contest Rules.

Each participant or group may submit one video per entry. Each entry must include signed model release form(s). All submissions must be received by February 24, 2017. Late entries will not be accepted. A DVD of the video will be requested from the winner.

Terms & Conditions:

All audio and artwork must be created by the entrant or be in the public domain and must be specified as such on the entry form. CSLP (and all CSLP member affiliates) have permission to use the “2017 Teen Video Challenge” submissions, including all work created and all intellectual property embodied therein, as per the Contest Release form.

Video Criteria for Acceptance:

All videos must:
•    Be 30 to 90 seconds.
•    Promote the idea of using public libraries and reading.
•    Include your interpretation of the 2017 CSLP teen slogan “Build a Better World”
•    Be designed for use at any library.
•    Be appropriate for viewing by audiences of all ages.

Video will be judged on the following criteria
•    Creativity
•    Message clarity and relevance
•    Motivation and inspiration
•    Overall impact

How to Enter:

  1. Go to
  2. Create your video
  3. Title your video with: “2017 TVC – NM – Unique Name.” Please choose a unique name that does not include your real name.
  4. Upload your video to or
  5. Fill out and sign your completed Entry & Model Release form(s) and
  6. Mail completed forms by February 24, 2017 to:
    2017 TVC- Deanne Dekle
    New Mexico State Library
    1209 Camino Carlos Rey
    Santa Fe, NM 87507

Late entries will not be considered.

Video Submission Criteria:

  • The video will include the teen’s interpretation of the 2017 CSLP teen slogan “Build a Better World” and promote reading and libraries.
  • The video has a clear message and is delivered in a creative way.
  • The video must be usable to promote summer reading at any public library nationwide: the promotion of a specific library is not acceptable, the video should not state “visit the XYZ Public Library” but it is OK for the signage of a public library to appear in the video.
  • The video must be designed for use at any library and be appropriate for viewing by audiences of all ages.
  • All materials used must be created by the teen(s), but can include audio that is in the public domain.
  • The length of the video must be at least 30 seconds long and no longer than 90 seconds.
  • The video entry form must have the name of a CSLP member library.
  • All entries must include signed Model Release form(s). Please note that ALL individuals appearing in the video need to have signed the Model Release form.
  • Once the winning video is determined, Deanne Dekle, Youth Services & Outreach Consultant, will contact the winner and obtain a DVD of the winning video.
  • Note about Age Limits and CREATOR vs PARTICIPANT: Due to terms of service agreements and age limits set with sites such as YouTube, all video CREATORS must be between the ages of 13 and 18. A video CREATOR is a teen that helped develop the concept, script, sound effects, filming, and so forth and is whose name is therefore listed on the Member State Winning Video Submission form. Anyone under the age of 13 OR over the age of 18 is allowed to be a PARTICIPANT in the video as a cast member or film assistant operating at the direction of a teen film CREATOR. PARTICIPANTS are not eligible for prizes or recognition from CSLP. Libraries and/or states wishing to reward PARTICIPANTS who are outside of the contest eligibility are welcome to do so any manner that they see fit. For example, a library with a winning video may wish to offer a certificate and free book to teen group members age 11 or 12 who assisted with the video but cannot be listed as a CREATOR of the video. The same can be said of young adult volunteers or library staff/parents who appear as a cast member in the video.


  • Will be chosen by a committee of New Mexico State Library employees
  • Will be announced in April 2017.


Deanne Dekle
Youth Services & Outreach Consultant

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