Essay & Video Contests deadline extended!

Libraries are where it all begins.
-Rita Dove, United States Poet Laureate, 1993-1995

National Library Week will be celebrated from April 13 to April 19, and the nationwide theme for 2014 is “Lives change @ your library.” This year, our most important observance will be essay and video contests open to all current Regent students. Simply tell us, in words or video, how libraries change lives, and you may win a cash prize*:

  • 1st place video and essay: $150 each
  • 2nd place video and essay: $75 each
  • 3rd place video and essay: $50 each

Entries may take the form of history, biography, stream-of-consciousness, rhythmic montage, etc.—unleash your creativity—as long as they conform to our judging criteria:

Essays: Must be no longer than 500 words and submitted via our contest webform by midnight on April 6, 2014. Essays will be judged by the following criteria:

  • Adherence to the theme “Lives Change @ Your Library.”
  • Creativity
  • Writing quality

Videos: Must be no longer than 3 minutes, posted on YouTube and the link submitted via our contest webform by midnight on April 6, 2014. Videos will be judged by the following criteria:

  • Adherence to the theme “Lives Change @ Your Library.”
  • Creativity
  • Production quality

All winners will be announced during National Library Week and posted on the Library website. The 1st place entries will be posted on the Library blog and YouTube channel.

Please direct questions about the contests to Harold Henkel at harohen@regent.edu or 757-352-4198.

*If participants are Regent employees (such as GAs), prize money will be in their paycheck and subject to tax withholding.

2 thoughts on “Essay & Video Contests deadline extended!

  1. Patricia Giles

    I would like to participate in the essay contest, however the link is not working. I am receiving a error message when I try sending my attachment. The deadline is April 6th and I do not want to miss it. Will you please advise me. Thank you

  2. Harold Henkel Post author

    Patricia, Thank you for alerting us about this problem with Internet Explorer and for letting us know that you were able to submit your entry using Mozilla Firefox.

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