Gale Video Competition Call for Entries Showcasing Libraries that Bring Power to the User

Gale, part of Cengage Learning, and a leader in e-research and educational publishing for libraries, schools and businesses, invites library fans to create a one-minute video segment to promote their library and explain how it brings “power to the users” in their community or school as part of its third annual YouTube video contest launched in April. Entries are due on June 1, 2009.

$5,000 for You and Your Library

The winning entry will be awarded $2,500 and an additional $2,500 will be presented to the winner’s favorite library. Results will be announced at this year’s American Library Association’s Annual Conference in Chicago, July 9 -15, 2009. Finalist videos will be available for viewing at Gale’s booth.

This year’s contest, “Power to the User” Ad Madness, runs from April 12th to June 1, 2009. A panel of judges will determine the top five finalists and the winner based on the creativity of the video, the originality of the sentiment and its connection to the “Power to the User” theme. The videos will be featured on .
Video entries should be no shorter than 30 seconds and no longer than 60 seconds in length. Entrants must load their videos to the Librareo group on YouTube ( before midnight EST on June 1, 2009. Participants may submit as many videos as desired, provided each entry is entirely original. All entries must comply with the complete contest rules which can be viewed, along with video samples, at

For more information, please contact Linda Busse at [email protected].

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