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Lights, camera, action: the Teen Tech Week Video Contest starts next week

_ (via Ottawa Public Library) _ The Ottawa Public Library (OPL) is hosting its annual Teen Tech Week (TTW) Video Contest from March 6 to April 4. The popular contest, which is in its sixth year, celebrates technology and teens. Teens aged 13 to 18 are invited to create a one-minute video about their favourite book in order to participate.


The video can be a book trailer, a parody, a review, a dramatization of a compelling scene, or anything related to the book of choice. Teens must upload their videos on YouTube to compete for the grand prize: an Apple iPad and a SAW Video prize pack! ** ** Teen Tech Week (TTW) is a campaign coordinated by a division of the American Library Association, the Young Adult Library Services Association , whose mission is to expand and strengthen library services for teens. It’s held from March 6-12 at libraries across North America. TTW highlights that public libraries are a lot more than just books. OPL invites teens to discover its digital offerings, including e-Books and e-magazines , downloadable music and videos to stream, OPL blogs , Library apps , and the newly expanded OPL Makerspace: the Imagine Space .


In the spirit of celebrating all things tech, OPL is hosting two video filming and editing workshops. Teens will learn to film with a green screen and how to edit those videos. These workshops will take place in the Imagine Space using OPL’s new, larger green screen.


T ** he top 10 finalists will be announced, and their videos screened, at an Awards Night & Video Screening on Thursday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Centrepointe Theatre Studio at 101 Centrepointe Drive. A wild card prize will be also drawn from all the submissions. This free event is open to everyone and promises a fun evening for all! ** For more details, please visit the OPL website at www.BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca , call 613-580-2940 or email InfoService@BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca . _ _ _ The Ottawa Public Library (OPL) is the largest bilingual (English/French) public library system in North America, with 34 branches, physical and virtual at BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca , mobile libraries, and a vending machine library service. OPL’s mission is to inspire learning, spark curiosity, and connect people. Follow us on Twitter Twitter.com/OPL_BPO and like us on Facebook Facebook.com/BiblioOttawaLibrary . Contact us at 613-580-2940 or InfoService@BiblioOttawaLibrary.ca . If it’s out there, it’s in here! _