YouTube Contest for teens

Do you know teens or young adults who might be the next YouTube sensation? Have you spotted the next Steven Spielberg? Would you be able to encourage your favorite drama kings and queens to star in their own short film or music video? If you do, there is a fantastic new film and video contest for teens and young adults -- “Stories on Film,” the Teen and Young Adult Film Festival portion of the Southern Ohio Storytelling Arts and Music Festival.

“Stories on Film” will give away one $50.00 cash prize to the film or video chosen as “Best in Show,” along with three $25.00 cash prizes for First Place winners in three different divisions: Younger Teen (for ages 12-15); Older Teen (ages 16-19); and Young Adult (ages 20-23). All we need are family-friendly films and videos up to ten minutes long. The films can be posted online at or burned to DVD and mailed to the Chillicothe & Ross County Public Library by the contest deadline of May 29, 2009.

The fine print and more information about the contest are on the flyer and entry form available for download at the Library’s website, If you have any questions or just want to know more about the Stories on Film Contest, please contact Jay Wise, Youth Services Coordinator at 740-702-4100 or by email at