Posts Tagged: Contests
Voting for Niles’ 2009 Teen Choice Awards began March 1, and continues through March 31. Vote for you favorite music, movies, games, and more! Get a small prize when you vote, and you’ll also be entered in our grab bag raffle.
Vote at either the Reference or A/V desks.
Questions? Ask a Librarian! If the chat box says that no one is available, then email email@example.com or call 847-663-6434.
Stay tuned for Teen Tech Week, March 8-14.
Participate in our Teen Tech Night on March 10!
Teen Tech Night
Try tech toys & show off your texting and Internet skills to win prizes!
When: March 10, 5-7 pm
Where: Board Room
Publisher ABC-CLIO is hosting a new history research competition, History Uncovered. Teams of 2-6 high school students can compete for cash prizes for them and their school. From the History Uncovered website:
Select the top 10 people, events, or places that have shaped the course of history.
Choose from the following options:
U.S. Government and Civics
Ancient World History (through late Middle Ages, A.D. 1500)
Modern World History (A.D. 1500 through present)
Prizes for the High School Competition will be awarded in each of the five categories.
Prizes include digital whiteboards, monetary grants, ABC-CLIO online database product subscriptions for schools, and cash awards for student winners. All Team Entries have an opportunity to be included in the History Uncovered Hall of Fame, and are also eligible for monthly drawings for school site prizes!
The American Library Association (ALA) just announced the 2009 winners of its media awards for young people. How many of the winners do you recognize? See any favorites? See something new that looks interesting? What’s missing from the list?
We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball written & illustrated by Kadir Nelson (Sibert Medal for most distinguished informational book, and Coretta Scot King Award recognizing an African American author and illustrator of outstanding books)
Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba’s Struggle for Freedom by Margarita Engle (Belpre Author Award for work that best portrays, affirms and celebrates the Latino cultural experience)
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian written and narrated by Sherman Alexie (Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production)
Jellicoe Road by Melinda Marchetta (Printz Award for excellence in literature written for young adults).
Four Printz Honor Books also were named: Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume II, The Kingdom on the Waves by M.T. Anderson; Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart; Nation by Terry Pratchett; and Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan.
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (Newbury Medal for the most distinguished contribution to children’s literature)
Four Newbery Honor Books were named: Underneath by Kathi Appelt, Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba’s Struggle for Freedom by Margarita Engle, Savvy by Ingrid Law, and After Tupac & D Foster by Jacqueline Woodson.
Laurie Halse Anderson (author of Chains, Fever 1793, Speak, Twisted, Prom, and Catalyst) won the Margaret A. Edwards Award for lifetime achievement in writing for young adults.
Tuesday, December 30!
2:00pm in the large meeting room
Challenge your peers to Guitar Hero III for a chance to win prizes at all levels of difficulty: Easy, Medium, Hard, and Expert.
What is the most urgent issue for president Obama to address after taking office, and why?
WHAT IS “C-SPAN StudentCam”?
C-SPAN StudentCam is an annual documentary competition. Students are asked to create a short (5 to 8 minutes) video documentary that explores an issue of national significance that they believe is in need of urgent attention from the new president of the United States.
StudentCam is open to all middle school students (grades 6-8) and high school students (grades 9-12) in the United States as individuals, or teams of 3 students. The competition is also open to international students and there will be one $500 prize for the best international entry. Videos must be the original work of students, however, teachers may provide guidance and critiques.
Your documentary should include more than one point of view. YOU MUST USE C-SPAN PROGRAMMING TO ENHANCE YOUR DOCUMENTARY. Videos that do not use C-SPAN programming will be disqualified.
ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED IN THE C-SPAN OFFICES by Inauguration Day, January 20, 2009.
Actor Robert Pattinson appeared recently at Orland Square Mall south of Chicago. Read about his adventures in this article.
Here’s another story about fans who were turned away from the event.
Would you have waited overnight for a chance to meet Pattinson? Would you be upset if you were turned away?
The Twilight movie opens nationwide on November 21.
If you’re planning to see it anyway, then why not write a review? From Betsy, at Teen Ink Magazine:
We’re holding a “Twilight” movie review contest, and we want you to participate whether you’re a lover or a hater! The writer of the best review (positive or negative) will receive their choice of a Twilight companion book or a Teen Ink book. You’ll also receive a year’s subscription to Teen Ink Magazine, and your review will be seriously considered for publication!
The contest deadline is December 1st. Post your review (positive or negative) on Facebook, or email it to betsy (at) teenink.com.
You can also post your movie reviews at the NPLD website. Local reviewers are entered in a monthly prize drawing!
The Niles Public Library Teen Advisory Board has met and judged all 69 entries in our 2008 Teen Read Week Art Contest. Thank you to everyone who submitted their artwork! Six finalists have been chosen to serve as blog headers for the Teen Scene blog during the next year.
First place (currently displayed) - Crystal N.
Second place - Kelsey Schwert
Third place – Ronald J.B.
Fourth place - Roymona O.
Fifth place – Jerry M.
Sixth place – Karyn M.