Posted on July 16, 2012 by Corey W.
Are you an aspiring filmmaker? Perhaps you don’t think of yourself that way, but you like to shoot goofy videos with your camera phone. Well, whether your an iPhone auteur or a budding Bergman, you only have have four more days to submit a movie to the QuickFLIX filmmaking contest–CLP-Teen Services one and only movie competition.
As we wrap up the second year of free QuickFLIX filmmaking workshops (all led by talented Pittsburgh Filmmakers artist, Sarah), I’d like to urge all of our readers to step up and submit a video. Don’t be shy–all you have to do is send us a movie (3 minutes or less) to email@example.com. (You can also upload to YouTube and send us a link, or use a free file sharing site like sendspace if the file is too large.)
What could you win? I’m glad you asked:
Grand Prize: $100 iTunes gift card
2nd Prize: $50 iTunes gift card
3rd Prize: $25 iTunes gift card
You have until Friday at midnight to submit your movie. Need inspiration or want to see what you’re up against? Check out this year’s submissions on the CLP-Teens YouTube channel:
For more details on the contest (rules, how to submit, etc.), click HERE.
- Corey, Digital Learning Librarian
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Posted on January 31, 2012 by Abby H.
Do you think you could remain silent while someone plucked a hair from inside your nose? Could you prevent yourself from laughing at the sight of a good friend being fed baby food while dressed in a diaper and bib? Would you be able to refrain from squealing in horror after seeing yourself made up by a person wearing a blindfold? If you answered yes to all of these questions, then you could win big on Tuesday, February 7th! Just like the popular MTV game show, we’ll be holding our own version of Silent Library (minus the vomit) in the Main Teen Center. We dare you to remain silent while you and your teammates humiliate yourselves whilst attempting outrageous and embarrassing stunts for prizes. Registration for this event is required. Reserve your spot today!
Want to participate, but you think you’d die of embarrassment? Check out these books instead:
How to Survive Anything by Rachel Buchholz
Advice on surviving natural disasters, embarrassing moments, and social situations.
Schadenfreude, Baby!: A Delicious Look at the Misfortune of Others (and the Pleasure It Brings Us)
by Laura Lee
Taps into our universal longing to gawk and smirk at the people who stand—or fall—for all of us.
“What’s That Smell?” (Oh, It’s Me.): 50 Mortifying Situations and How to Deal
by Tucker Shaw
Tips for dealing with the embarrassment that is the teenage years.
Mega Traumarama!: Real Girls and Guys Confess More of Their Most Mortifying Moments!
from the Editors of Seventeen Magazine
Delight in the humiliation of your peers!
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Posted on April 15, 2011 by Corey W.
Happy Friday, CLPTeensburghers! And what a lovely Friday it is. You know what would make it better? A $10 gift card to Target, Barnes & Noble, or Eat n’ Park! If you’re a Pittsburgh area teen, all you have to do is be the first to post a comment on the blog (any post but a Free Stuff Friday post) and you win! Sooooooo easy.
Update: David S. is this week’s winner. Congrats, David!
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Posted on April 8, 2011 by Corey W.
Welcome to another Free Stuff Friday, friends. Be the first TEEN today to comment on any CLPTeensburgh blog post and win a $10 gift card (Target, Barnes & Noble, or Eat n’ Park).
Yep, it’s that simple. : )
UPDATE: Tim’s our winner this week. Congrats, Tim! Everyone else, check back often for reviews, giveaways, and more! If you’re on Twitter, follow us @CLP_Teens and get updates quick!
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Posted on April 1, 2011 by Corey W.
You know the drill, my friends. Be the first TEEN today to comment on any CLPTeensburgh blog post and win a $10 gift card (Target, Barnes & Noble, or Eat n’ Park).
And THIS WEEK ONLY, you also win a copy of author Heather Terrell‘s new book Fallen Angel!
When sixteen-year-old Ellie meets up with a boy from her past, she discovers that the two of them share inexplicable powers and that they are somehow involved in an ancient conflict among fallen angels that forces them to choose sides, with terrible repercussions.
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Posted on March 29, 2011 by Corey W.
You want to go to France? Here’s your mission: Capture Southwestern Pennsylvania in one shot!
Entries Accepted Now through April 15!
The International Heritage Photographic Experience (IHPE) is an international photo-taking competition for youth that aims to promote rich heritage through creative photographs. Their photos celebrate historic buildings and gardens, rural and urban landscapes, and popular and refined architecture with recognized monumental value or outstanding beauty. Last year Pittsburgh was the first U.S. city to ever participate in IHPE.
Youth ages 14 – 21 from Southwestern Pennsylvania can celebrate their home region’s monumental heritage by taking and entering a photograph in the IHPE Pittsburgh photo competition.
IHPE Pittsburgh 2010 winners were Ben Page, age 18, and Nicole DeSantis, age 20. As winners, Ben and Nicole won a trip to the Palace of Europe for the annual IHPE Awards Ceremony in Strasbourg, France. Learn more about their European experience here:
Ben Page’s IHPE Flickr set and ‘Nicole DeSantis is in France’ Blog
Their winning photographs were also included in the IHPE Photo Exhibition held in every participating country in September 2010 and were published in the IHPE Catalog.
Entries Accepted Now through April 15!
Give it your best “shot” (bad pun, I know) and win a chance at an amazing journey.
Corey – CLP, Main
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Posted on March 25, 2011 by clpteensburgh
Be the first TEEN to post a comment on any post other than this one and win a $10 gift card! (Make sure you leave your name and e-mail address!)
Update: Elena J. is this week’s big winner. Congrats, Elena! Check back next Friday your chance to win.
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Posted on March 18, 2011 by Corey W.
You know what to do! Be the first TEEN to comment on any other post (i.e. not this one) and you win a gift card! (Gift cards are for Target, Barnes & Noble, Eat n’ Park.)
UPDATE: Caleb is this week’s big winner! Congratulations, Caleb!
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Posted on March 17, 2011 by Corey W.
That’s right — you have another chance to win a $10 gift card to either Target, Barnes & Noble, or Eat n’ Park TOMORROW for Free Stuff Friday! However, there have been some questions about how it works. So, here are a few simple rules!
- The first person to post a comment wins.
- You can only win once. (Sorry, Hannah D — you’ll always be our first winner!)
- Comments can be posted on ANY POST!
- BUT comments only count after the Free Stuff Friday post goes up tomorrow morning. Once you see we’ve posted, please comment on any other post (comments will be disabled on the Free Stuff Friday post itself).
- Make sure you leave your NAME and E-Mail address on your comment so that we can contact you! (Feel free to also let us know which library you frequent the most.)
Make sense? I sure do hope so. Leave a comment if you have any questions and I’ll be sure to answer before the contest starts tomorrow morning. Check back in the morning and WIN!
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Posted on March 11, 2011 by Corey W.
UPDATE: Congrats to Hannah D., our first Free Stuff Friday winner! Tune in next week for your chance to win.
That’s right, each and every Friday from here on out we’ll be giving away FREE STUFF on CLPTeensburgh. All you have to do is leave a comment on any blog post! That’s it! Just find a post you like and leave a comment. (And make sure you include your e-mail address in the post so we can contact you.)
!!Today’s prize!! is a $10 gift card to Target.
And don’t forget to follow us on Twitter for more giveaways, useful links and more!
GO! GO! GO!
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