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NEW VIDEO – Hello Utah, This Was Your 2014 Summer!

We asked you to show us how awesome a Utah summer can be and boy, did you ever!

Thanks to everyone who shared their summer moments at historic places, cultural events, arts events, volunteer projects and libraries using the #myutahsummer hashtag.

Now that the temperatures have dropped, and the winter holidays are coming up, why not cozy up and take a moment to enjoy Utah’s summer moments.

 

2015 Utah Teen Video Challenge (TVC)

 2015 Teen Video Challenge: UnmaskUnmask your creativity!

Create a video promoting summer reading at the public library and interpreting the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) 2015 teen slogan “UNMASK!” and you could win $150. Who can enter:

  • Any Utah teen aged 13-18
  • It can be one person or a team effort

How to enter:

  • Download the Entry Form (PDF). Read all the instructions provided on the entry form. Make sure you read the RULES. http://cslpreads.org/rules.html
  • Download the Model Release Form (PDF). Anyone may appear in the video and every person appearing in your video MUST complete a model release form.
  • Explore the resources http://cslpreads.org/video-resources.html
  • Create a 30 – 90 second video that encourages teens to read and use the library. Include an interpretation of the 2015 teen slogan. “UNMASK!”
  • Title the video “2015 TVC-UT-unique name” (same as entry form).
  • Upload the video to YouTube or Vimeo.
  • Fill out and sign the Entry Form. Everyone must fill out and sign the Model Release Forms completely.
  • Mail the forms by March 9, 2015 to the address on the entry form.

In spring, 2015, one winning video created by a teen or group of teens will be selected as the state winner in the national CSLP “2015 Teen Video Challenge.” If you are chosen as the winner, you will be asked to mail a DVD of the video and a brief written summary for full accessibility. The DVD should have a minimum of a 640 x 480 aspect ratio. A DVD video or .vmv format is preferred. State winner’s videos will be shared with libraries across the country.

The Fine Print

Eligibility

The “2015 Teen Video Challenge” is open only to legal U.S. aged 13 -18. Participants are ineligible if directly related to the panel of judges for the contest. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Contest Rules. Each participant or group may submit one video per entry.  Each entry must include signed model release form(s). A DVD of the video will be requested from the winner.

Terms and Conditions

All audio and artwork must be created by the entrant or be in the public domain and must be specified as such on the entry form. CSLP (and all CSLP member affiliates) have permission to use the “2015 Teen Video Challenge” submissions, including all work created and all intellectual property embodied therein, as per the Contest Release form. See http://cslpreads.org/video-resources.html for more information on public domain.

Video Criteria for Acceptance

All videos must:

  • Be 30 to 90 seconds.
  • Promote the idea of using public libraries and reading.
  • Include your interpretation of the 2015 CSLP teen slogan “Unmask.”
  • Be designed for use at any library.
  • Be appropriate for viewing by audiences of all ages.

 Video will be judged on the following criteria

  • Creativity
  • Message clarity and relevance
  • Motivation and inspiration
  • Overall impact

About the Teen Video Challenge

The Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) and the Utah State Library annually search for excellent videos created by teens to promote the Teen Summer Reading Programs. Any teen, aged 13 -18, can enter the Utah Teen Video Challenge. The challenge is to create a 30-90 second video that promotes Summer Reading to teens and uses the CSLP teen slogan for the current year.

For more information or assistance contact:

Sharon Deeds
Youth Services Coordinator
Phone Number (801) 715-6742 or (800) 662-9150 (Utah toll-free)
Email address sdeeds@utah.gov
 

Poetry Out Loud

The National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation have partnered with the Utah Arts & Museums Arts Education Program to support Poetry Out Loud, which encourages Utah’s youth to learn about great poetry through memorization and performance. Register for Poetry Out Loud by FEBRUARY 10, 2015.

Arts & Museums registration button

2015 Utah Poetry Out Loud Finals
March 11, 2015      7:00 p.m.

Westminster College
Jewett Center for the Performing Arts

  • For full details on the national poetry recitation competition, visit www.poetryoutloud.org.
  • View the list of regional competitions to find the name of your coordinator, their email address and competition date.
  • For details regarding Utah’s Poetry Out Loud activities, contact the POL Team via email or call 801.533.5760.
Recitation and performance are major trends in poetry. There has been a recent resurgence of poetry as an oral art form, as seen in the slam poetry movement and the immense popularity of hip-hop music. Poetry Out Loud builds on that momentum by inviting the dynamic aspects of slam poetry, spoken word and theater into the English and theatre class.

2014 Poetry Out Loud

Click HERE to hear an interview on KCPW radio with winner Ashlei Havili and POL administrator Jean Tokuda Irwin.

Ashlei Havili of American Fork High School took home top honors from the state finals for the Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest, presented by Utah Arts & Museums on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at co-host Westminster College’s Vieve Gore Concert Hall in the Jewett Center for the Performing Arts. Havili received $200 and travel expenses to represent Utah in the national championship April 29 and 30 in Washington, D.C. Her school received a $500 stipend for the purchase of poetry books. Runner-up Nick Markham of Judge Memorial Catholic High School received $100, with $200 for his school library. Poetry Out Loud awards a $20,000 college scholarship to the national champion.

Approximately 5,042 students from 43 high schools and 16 school districts across Utah participated in Poetry Out Loud activities and competed in school and regional competitions. Regional competitions were held in Gunnison, Provo, Roosevelt, St. George, South Jordan and Woods Cross. At the Vieve Gore Concert Hall, students recited works they selected from an anthology of nearly 600 classic and contemporary poems.

2014 Finalists

Utah Champion Ashlei Havili, American Fork High School, American Fork

Utah Runner-up Nick Markham, Judge Memorial Catholic High School, Salt Lake City

Mitchell Asper, North Sevier High School, Salina

Mason Duncan II, Union High School, Roosevelt

Emily Woolsey, Beaver High School, Beaver


Past Winners

  • 2013 – Devin Jones, West Jordan High School, West Jordan
  • 2012 – MarKaye Hassan, Logan High School (placed 3rd in National Competition)
  • 2011 – Shannon McCullam, Box Elder High School, Brigham City
  • 2010 – Caroline Liston, Box Elder High School, Brigham City
  • 2009 – Janna Tessman, East High School, Salt Lake City

Digital Photos

We have over 76,000 terrific images online. In addition to these online images, our Research Center has thousands of additional photographs and manuscripts that are available to researchers. Search our online catalog to see what we have. If you want more information or have questions, email historyresearch@utah.gov or call 801-245-7227. Click here to order photos

Do a quick search of our online photos or search our collections individually

 

See our newest digital collections! 

The Kent Day Family Collection, 1917-1919

History_DayThe Kent Day Family Collection contains photographs and letters collected by different day family members, predominantly Ada Elizabeth Day. This collection documents the beginning of World War I from the perspective of different soldiers stationed in various places. The collection also includes documentation of the death of David Day who died of Spanish Influenza.


The Denver & Rio Grande Western Railway Payroll Ledgers, 1889-1919

History_LedgersThe Denver & Rio Grande payroll ledgers contain the employment records for workers between 1889-1919. The ledgers document the pay of employees from different departments, such as the Agent’s Office, the baggage department, and the transfer gang.