Teen Poetry Contest Winners 2013

May 22, 2013

Wake County Libraries has announced the winners of the 2013 Teen Poetry Contest.  All of the winners and their poems can be found on this page.


Teen Video Contest Entry for Eva Perry Library

February 26, 2013

Every year, the Collaborative Library Summer Program hosts a Teen Video Challenge.  Teens, ages 13-18 are asked to make 30-90 second videos to promote libraries and reading that incorporate the summer reading theme slogan.  This year, the slogan is “Beneath the Surface.”

A team of teens at Eva Perry Library created a video for this contest.  After 2 hours of filming and countless hours of editing, our video is complete.  There will be one winner in each state, so wish us luck.  The winning teens receive $275 and the sponsoring library also receives prizes.

The video entry was created by Sahil Thakore, Joey Gizzi, Joey Matthews, Christopher Martinez, and Jack Cicin.  The concept was created by a group of teens, script by Sahil Thakore.  Music is by Nax Torres, under a Noncommercial Attribution Creative Commons License. And here is our video!


Read to Win 2012 Winners

October 5, 2012

Alexis, age 12, winner at Eva Perry Library

The State Fair is coming up and will occur in Raleigh from October 11-21, 2012.  Teens all over Wake County were given a chance to Read to Win passes to the State Fair!

From September 1-October 1, 2012, teens were invited to pick up a reading log.  For each hour they read, teens could earn a ticket.  The tickets were put into a pool, from which each library drew 2 winners!

The winners received enviable prize packs that included four free passes to the North Carolina State Fair, two t-shirts, and a commemorative coffee table book about the history of the State Fair.  A special thank you goes out to the State Fair for donating these prizes!

This week, all over the county, happy teens are picking up their prizes. Read the rest of this entry »

Poetry Contest Winners

April 9, 2012

The winners of this year’s poetry contest have been announced! Head over to our Contest page to see who won. Thanks to everyone who entered, and we hope to read more of your fabulous poems next year!

Teen Poetry Contest: Judges and Prizes

March 5, 2012

Still working on your poems? If you haven’t finished polishing your entry for the Teen Poetry Contest, don’t worry! There’s still time! You can still review the guidelines and submit your entries here.

Small Town Sinners by Melissa Walker

If you have finished, then you may be interested to know that your poem will soon be judged by a real-life YA author. That’s right, Melissa Walker will be one of the judges tasked with reading all the submissions and choosing a winner. If you’ve submitted your poem already, why not pick up one of Melissa’s books to read while you wait? You can place a hold on them through our online catalog. You can also learn more about Melissa at her website, or follow her on Twitter!

Haven’t even started your poem? Maybe you just need a little motivation. How about some fabulous prizes? The winner of our Teen Poetry Contest will receive a $50 gift card from Empire Eats Restaurants. Love great pasta? Authentic Lebanese? Smokey BBQ? Steaming coffee? Five great restaurants means five great choices!

So get writing! Find your inspiration (and find it quick) because you’ve only got until March 15 to enter. Good luck!

Team West Regional!

February 15, 2012

West Regional teens recently made a video for the CSLP 2012 Teen Video Challenge. They can win $275 and $150 for West Regional Library! Please support by watching and liking their video :] It’s a black and white silent film, and the theme was “Own the Night”.

Watch it here on Youtube. Good luck!

Some background information on why they made the video the way it was (to read after you’ve watched the video):
-The black and white silent film was inspired by Charlie Chaplin.
-The hardest scene to do was the setting up of the tea party. The Mad Hatter and the March Hare were both very tired by the end of filming the scene.
-The Mad Hatter accidently threw the dormouse (which is what she tosses) straight at the camera, which is actually her camera.
-The clipboard were all puns off of the characters that the actors/actresses played. The main character’s (the girl in the rocking chair) email was ownthenight@westregionallibrary which I thought was very clever.
-This took about 2.5 hours to film.
-While filming one of the scenes, Dracula (not pictured in the camera) flips his cape and the whole thing flies away, causing the Mad Hatter to burst into laughter and for the whole scene to be refilmed again.
-In a blooper, the main character is watching the March Hare spazz out and is laughing, but doesn’t realize that she is actually in the film.
-In a blooper, the March Hare hops to Dracula, who is sitting in the corner, but his ears come off.
-The actual planning of the video also took about 2.5 hours to plan.


Enter our Teen Poetry Contest!

February 1, 2012

Our 7th annual Teen Poetry Contest is officially open for submissions!

Love to write? Love the library? Feeling inspired?

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