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Teen Tech Week Video Contest Results!

The results are in! Our first ever Teen Video Contest brought us six funny and informative videos, all made by our super-talented local teens. The theme was, “Why My Library is Important to Me.” From dogs who know best to fireside chats, each video was unique and enjoyable. We applaud all the great work! What was most heart-warming was seeing how many ways our teens use and appreciate the Central Rappahannock Regional Library. Some pointed out that it’s a safe place to hang out with friends or work on group projects. Many admired the free Internet access, computer use, databases and online searching. They see their library as a quiet study retreat, a place to get professional research help, and most of all, a treasure trove of free books, music, and movies.

So, without further ado, here are the winners.

In first place, receiving the prize of a Flip digital video camera is Erik Martinsen, creator of the video, “Libraries are Doggone Fun!”


In second place, receiving a $100 gift card to Best Buy, are the creators of the video, “Why the Central Rappahannock Regional Library is So Important to Us!”

And in third place, receiving an official library t-shirt, is Elena Colon-Marrero, creator of the video, “What the Central Rappahannock Regional Library Means to Me!”

Visit the Teen Video Contest page to see all the entries.

We thank Best Buy again, for their generous donations of the Flip camera and gift card. Their prizes made the contest even more exciting! You can check them out on Facebook.

Teen Tech Week may be over, but we’ll be enjoying the results of its Teen Video Contest for a long time to come. If you’re a teen who didn’t get a chance to create a video this time, be on the lookout for our next video contest this fall during Teen Read Week, October 17-23, 2010. Congratulations once again to all of our teens!