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The Greatness of School Libraries


Create a video about why school libraries are great. Any one of the suggested prompts below will help you create your video, but you don’t have to use them. You can be as creative as you want!


  • Question to a student:  What’s the best thing about a school  library? Why do you go to the school library?

  • Question to a school librarian:  What’s the best thing about a school library? Why should students come to the school library?

  • Question to a teacher or parent:  Why does our school need a school library? What’s the best thing about a school library? 


Your video can be as long as you want. It’s totally up to you! You can include videos of the school library. You can add music. You can interview yourself! Be sure to cite all media sources - even if you created it yourself!


Thank you for sharing your love of libraries with the California Student Media Festival.

The following school donations will be announced LIVE during the festival:



  • Academic - Elementary - $500

  • Academic - Secondary - $500

  • Aesthetic - Elementary - $500

  • Aesthetic - Secondary - $500



  • Greatness of School Libraries - Elementary & Secondary ($500 each)

  • Media & Information Literacy - Elementary & Secondary ($500 each)

  • Global Awareness - Elementary & Secondary ($500 each)

  • California State Park Adventures - Environmental Stewardship - Elementary & Secondary ($500 each)*

* NOTE: If you plan to film in a California State Park, please contact your local representative for photographic permitting purposes. 

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Prizes: Text

Additional Plaques

Every winning project receives one plaque from the festival at no cost for the participant, their school or teacher.


Extra plaques or finalist plaques may ordered by students, parents, teachers, or schools. Many teachers and/or parents acquire extra plaques for major student contributors to the project or for the school trophy case, computer lab, or media room. The plaques display the award category, the project title, and school name and the year.

2022 Winners: Additional plaques will be available through Friday, July 15 for purchase for $49 + tax/shipping by emailing Glenn Green !! 
**Fees from award sales do not support the Festival - we keep costs as low as possible for winners.

Prizes: Image
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