ROCK ISLAND, Ill. - Rock Island Public Library is encouraging Quad Cities teenagers to show off their video skills and learn some new ones.
It has launched a video contest that lets them be their own directors, producers and actors.
It's all part of Teen Tech Week from March 5th through the 11th.
Students between 6th and 12th grades are challenged to create a three to five minute YouTube video on one of the contest themes: Let's Play, Book Trailer and Being the Source of Change.
You can also use another creative idea if a librarian approves it.
Winners get $100 dollars and all entries will be featured on the giant screen at the Putnam Museum for a premiere party on Tuesday, March 7th, at 6:00 p.m.
You can submit a video alone or as part of a team of five people.
Entries must be uploaded to YouTube and a hard copy should be turned into Rock Island Library's Teen Librarian by Wednesday, February 28th.
You can find entry forms and more details at local Rock Island libraries.
On Tuesday, February 7th, the library is hosting a free program called "Be Your Own Director!" to help teams make their video entries.
It runs from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the library's main branch on 19th Street.
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