Teen Stop Motion Video Contest

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. Prizes will be awarded in two age categories: grades 6-8 and grades 9-12.

A link to the entry form will be posted here on September 1.


Teen Stop Motion Video Contest Viewing Party 

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. 


Contest Rules:

  • 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.

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