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Teens showcase their talents at the Teen Tech Week Video Contest Awards Night

_ (press release) _ The Ottawa Public Library (OPL) will be hosting its fifth annual Awards Night & Video Screening for the Teen Tech Week Video Contest on April 28, at 7:30 p.m. at the Centrepointe Studio Theatre, 101 Centrepointe Drive. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Teens aged 13 to 18 had one month to create and upload a one-minute video to YouTube relating to their book of choice. They were able to use filming equipment and video editing software from OPL’s Imagine Space to create their videos, which allowed them to hone their editing and filming skills using the latest technology. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ “Every year I look forward to this exciting event,” said Tim Tierney, Chair of the OPL Board and Councillor for Beacon Hill-Cyrville. “I am always amazed at the talent and skills Ottawa teens exhibit for this contest. I am impressed every time I watch the entries and am so pleased the Library encourages this creativity by providing resources and this great program!” _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ The top ten videos will be screened, and the first, second and third place winners will be revealed during the Awards Night. The first place winner will be taking home an Apple iPad and a gift pack from SAW Video. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Teen Services Librarians and Teen Advisory Group (TAG) members judged 40 submissions this year. _ _ _ _

_ _ _ _ We invite everyone to attend this free event, and discover Ottawa’s local talent. During the intermission, guests will have the opportunity to ask the top ten finalists about their videos, enjoy refreshments and see some of OPL’s Imagine Space equipment in action! _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ For more information about the contest and to view the winning videos from last year’s contest, please visit




. _ _ _ _ For more information about OPL’s makerspace, the Imagine Space, visit




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