Calling all teen directors!
Submit an entry in CRRL's first-ever Teen Stop Motion Video Contest.
Entries may be submitted online between September 1-22 by students in grades 6-12 living in Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Westmoreland, or by any teen with a CRRL library card.
**Cash prizes will be awarded for Best in Show and for Best Drama and Best Comedy in each age category: grades 6-8 and grades 9-12.**
Wednesday, October 2, 7:00-8:00, Salem Church Branch
Selected entries will be screened and Teen Stop Motion Video Contest winners recognized. All Ages.
- Videos may be created and submitted by individuals or groups.
- A teen may submit no more than two videos, either as an individual or as part of a group.
- Contest is open to teens in grades 6-12 and living in Fredericksubrg, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Westmoreland, or any teen with a CRRL library card.
- All portions of the video must be original creations of the individual or group submitting the video.
- Maximum video length is 30 seconds.
- Video must be in MP4 format.
- Videos must be submitted in one of two categories: Drama or Comedy.
- Video must be submitted via upload to online submission form, September 1-22.
- At least 75% of video must employ stop motion animation. (Stop motion is a film making technique that makes inanimate objects appear to move on their own. This is accomplished by taking an image of a still object, moving the object a tiny bit, then taking another image. Repeat this process, play back the sequence in rapid progression, and the object appears to move fluidly across the screen.)
- Video must begin with a title.
- Names of individuals or group members submitting video must NOT appear anywhere in video.
- Video must be appropriate for viewing by a general public audience.
- All videos will be accepted contingent on being reviewed by submission committee. The library reserves the right to refuse any submission.
- Winners will be selected anonymously by a panel of judges.
- Winners will be selected from participants in two categories: grades 6-8 and grades 9-12. For group submissions, the video will be entered into the grade category of the oldest group member.
- Winning videos will be shown at the Teen Stop Motion Video Contest Viewing Party.
- Questions? Please call Sarah Hutchinson at Fredericksburg Branch Youth Services, 540-372-1144 ext. 7243.
Looking for help or inspiration for your video?
- Get video-making help at The Cage throughout September.
- Check out our Stop Motion Animation: A Brief History blog post
- Online video help at Lynda.com:
- Stop Motion Studio