Friday, February 25, 2011

James Kennedy's 90-Second Newbery Video Contest!

Have you guys heard about the 90-Second Newbery Video Contest taking place over at James

The Newbery Medal is the most prestigious award in children’s literature. The American Library Association has awarded it every year since 1922. (This year it went to Clare Vanderpool’s Moon Over Manifest.) That’s a lot of Newbery winners. Maybe too many? You can’t read all 90 books! (Well, maybe you can.)

But you do have 90 seconds to spare, right? So here’s the contest, open to anyone: make a video that compresses the story of a Newbery award-winning book into 90 seconds or less.

Pretty cool, huh?

You can check out the very first entry below... a 90-second version of A Wrinkle in Time (1963).

"A Wrinkle In Time" In 90 Seconds from James Kennedy on Vimeo.

In addition to the contest, they're even planning a star-studded 90-Second Newbery Film Festival at the New York Public Library in Fall of 2011.

Get working on those videos! The deadline is September 15, 2011.

To learn more, please visit James and GOOD LUCK!

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