Online Video Book Reviews By Kids A PR Triple Threat

StoryTubes invites 1st-6th graders to post video book reviews for nationwide competition to offer an exciting way for kids to talk about their favorite books. This is a PR win-win-win: A great way for the books to get online publicity, to promote children's reading and for YouTube to Expand it's usership to a younger demographic. The contest is for children grades 1-6 across the U.S. This means kids as young as six years-old can post a video online (with parent supervision, of course).

Contest details are below:

Competition Dates:
Entries must be submitted between April 1 and April 20, 2008;
Judging will be done in May by one of five partner libraries:
Northeast: Middle Country Public Library of Centereach, NY;

Southeast: The Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County/ImaginOn, Charlotte, NC;

Midwest: Gail Borden Public Library, Elgin, IL;
Northwest: King County Library System, Issaquah, WA;
Southwest: Pasadena Public Library, Pasadena, CA

Who can enter: Children Grades 1-6 Nationwide

Contest Details:
The competition has four video categories:
Hair-Raising Tales
From or For the Heart
Of Heroes and Heroines
Facts, Fads and Phenoms

Along with parent or guardian, kids follow these simple steps:
Make a 2-minute video to tell the story about your favorite book.
-- When entering, please don't use your last name in the video.
-- Entries will be evaluated on creativity, content and performance.

-- Entries will be judged beginning in May by one of five partner libraries

-- Upload the video to YouTube:

-- Visit the StoryTubes website and send in the link to your uploaded YouTube video using the online Contest Entry Form:


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