Cash prizes offered for teen videos

Vancouver Island Regional Library is launching a video contest for teens 13 to 18 as part of its 75th anniversary celebrations.

Vancouver Island Regional Library is launching a video contest for teens 13 to 18 as part of its 75th anniversary celebrations.

Teens must create a one- to three-minute video on YouTube about why they love their library.

“The contest is a way for young people to communicate why they love their Vancouver Island Regional Library, and why they think libraries are needed now more than ever,” said Jennifer Windecker, library manager of children and youth services. “Entries may be live-action, animation, machinima, or a combination of these.”

Cash prizes of $500, $250 and $150 will be awarded for first, second and third place winners, respectively.  Honourable mentions will receive a $75 certificate to Future Shop.

The deadline is midnight Oct. 29. Entry forms are available at www.virl.bc.ca.