FOPLA Sponsored Teen Tech Video Contest
MCs: Ahmed and Youssef, Teen Advisory Group (TAG) members at the Carlingwood branch
Photo: Rheal Doucette
The Teen Tech Week Video Contest Awards Night took place on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at the Centrepointe Studio Theatre.
Young filmmakers and their friends and fans came out to view the top 10 videos created by Ottawa teens. The audience was treated to a viewing of the top 10 film entries and a performance by local band, The Riot Police.
The Friends of the Ottawa Public Library is happy to support the Teen Tech Video Awards. This contest offers local teens a unique way to share their love of reading, and allows an enormous online community to enjoy the videos produced for the competition. Teen Tech Week also raises awareness of the library's digital offerings, including e-Books, audio-books, OPL blogs and OPL apps.
Contestants 13-18 created one-minute videos about their favourite books and three winners were selected.
1st Place: Zachary Spence (Curious George Rides a Bike) - Winner of an Apple iPad and SAW Video package
2nd Place: Liam Jackson (Silver Wing) - Winner of a $150 Best Buy gift certificate
3rd Place: Adrianna Chang (13 Reasons Why) - Winner of a $75 gift certificate for Best Buy
Ottawa Poets A-Twitter
The “Ottawa Poets A-Twitter Contest” ran from April 6-16, and now the results are in!
Local authors Rob Mclennan and Christine McNair had the challenging task of sifting through the 35 submissions and choosing the winning entries. Without further ado, in no particular order, these are the winners:
JC Sulzenko: April / Winter conspires with Spring / in a caprice of snow. / Robin-red on white, / their pennant defies the sun to shine.
40-Watt Spotlight: He was sorry, but not like she thought. He was wrong, but not like she thought. They were happy, but not like they hoped.
Pearl Pirie: Lacing showier air-holes. latticework, let us work lettuce work, rabbitting puckered verbs, smocked nouns between needlings
The winners received a prize pack provided by the Friends of Ottawa Public Library.