Library sponsors You-Tube contest for Big Read

Do you know a budding young film-maker who lives in the Charlottesville area? If so, the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library is having a contest for the best promotional video to publicize their two-month Big Read Program. We spoke with Meredith Dickens, the Young Adult Librarian at the Crozet Library, to find out more about the quest to find a good commercial for To Kill A Mockingbird.

To Enter the contest:
vDju Videos should be submitted to YouTube on or before February 22, 2008. Use the tag “JMRL_BigReadvDjkj to designate your video as an entry.
vDju Each video must include: a reference to To Kill a MockingbirdvDjkj by Harper Lee and the url In addition, content of the video should focus on involvement in the Big Read.
vDju Who is eligible: any person aged 12-18 who holds a JMRL library card. Teams of any number of people will count as single entries and should designate a single contact person.
vDju Once your video is posted, email with the following information: title of video, date posted to
YouTube, contact information of entry including name, address, & phone number..

vDju Videos should be 30 or 60 seconds in length.
vDju Videos should contain original content only; all music, script, images, etc should be the product of the video makers or in the public domain. (If your video contains copyrighted material, we will not be able to show it.)
vDju Videos should not contain any inappropriate content, as deemed by the judges.
vDju Privacy and usage policies of YouTube apply and can be found at

J-MRL reserves the right to use entries for promotional purposes.
vDju Winners will be decided by a panel of judges chosen by J-MRL, and all decisions are final.
vDju Winners will be announced at the Big Read kick-off, March 1, 2008.