Lend Us Your Story Library Video Contest



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Watch the videos that were entered!

Voting for the Rochester Public Library's video contest concluded May 18, with more than 3,000 votes cast. Winners are set to be announced May 24 at the Central Library. Stay tuned for more information. Thank you for your support!


What's this all about?

Make a short video that captures why the Rochester Public Library is important to you.

What should my video be like?

Your video could be about something that changed the direction of your life, or about the pleasures of picking up a good read and sharing the experience with others, or about meeting some amazing and helpful people at the library, or anything else you want to share about our great library. Videos can be live-action or animated, serious or funny.

IMPORTANT! To be eligible, your video can be no more than 1 minute and 30 seconds in length.

Can anyone submit a video?

  • The contest is open to everyone, with past or present residents of the City of Rochester and of Greater Rochester especially encouraged to participate.
  • Children under the age of 17 must have parental approval. Employees and family members of the Rochester Public Library, Monroe County Library System and the City of Rochester may submit videos but are ineligible to receive prizes
  • When does the contest run?

    All entries must be submitted between April 1 and April 30, 2012.
    Voting on the finalists (3 top vote getters) will begin on May 7 and will end on May 18, 2012.
    Winners will be announced on May 24, 2012.

    I want to know the rules!

    View official rules.

    So, what do I get if I win?

    The Grand Prize winner will receive a Kindle Fire, and second and third place will receive a Kindle! 

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