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Summer Reading at SC Libraries: Teen Video Challenge

A program that entices children and young adults to read throughout the summer in order to keep up the skills they learned during the school year, and encouraging them to become lifelong library users.

Teen Video Challenge 2018

Create a video promoting summer reading in South Carolina libraries and you could win a prize!

The South Carolina State Library and the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) want to encourage you to develop your video skills, have fun, and encourage other South Carolina teens to use their library all summer long.

2015 SC Winner

2014 SC Winner

Related Resources


How to Enter

  1. Download the official entry form.
  2. Create your 30-90 second video.
  3. Title your video using the following format:  TVC-SC-Libraries Rock-add unique name here
  4. After reading and agreeing to the terms of service, upload your video to YouTube.
  5. Fill out Model Release Form(s) and Entry Form. All documents can be found at the bottom right-hand side of this page in Word and PDF format.
  6. Mail this completed form and  Model Release Form  by March 1, 2018 to :
“TVC-Libraries Rock"
Attention: Rebecca Antill
South Carolina State Library
1500 Senate St.
Columbia SC 29201

Video Submission Criteria:

All videos must:
• Be 30 to 90 seconds.
• Promote the idea of using public libraries and reading.
• Include your interpretation of the 2018 CSLP teen slogan “Libraries Rock.”
• Be designed for use at any library.
• Be appropriate for viewing by audiences of all ages.

Videos will be judged by South Carolina judges using the following criteria:

  • Creativity
  • Message clarity and relevance
  • Motivation and inspiration
  • Overall impact


The Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) is a grassroots consortium of states and member affiliates working together to provide high-quality summer reading program materials for public libraries.



The “Libraries Rock” Teen Video Contest for South Carolina is open only to legal South Carolina residents aged 13-18. 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 a signed model release form(s). All submissions must be received by March 1, 2018. Late entries will not be accepted. A DVD of the video will be requested from all winners.

Terms and 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 “2018 Teen Video Challenge” submissions, including all work created and all intellectual property embodied therein, as per the Contest Release form.


CSLP will review all state winners during April 2018. In the spring of 2018, CSLP will award each CSLP approved State Teen Video Challenge Winner an award. Their local Public Library will receive prizes worth at least $50 from CSLP and Upstart.