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Write It, Film It Video Contest

August 30th is the deadline for The Exquisite Prompt Write It, Film It Video Contest.

There are seven prompts from which to chose. These prompts are inspired by authors of The Exquisite Corpse Adventure. As stated on The Library‘s The Exquisite Corpse Adventure page, “an Exquisite Corpse is an old game in which people write a phrase on a sheet of paper, fold it over to conceal part of it and pass it on to the next player to do the same. The game ends when someone finishes the story, which is then read aloud.”

The contest prompts are Silent Movie, Science Fiction, Animation, Superhero Action, Family Story, Video Diary, and Cooking Show. Each of the seven authors offers a page with the following sections: “The Inspiration,” “The Prompt,” “Write It,” “Film It,” and “Resources.”

The contest is open to kids, ages 7 to 18, with three competition levels:

  • Level I: ages 7-10
  • Level II: ages 11-13
  • Level III: ages 14-18

Children may work individually or in pairs. A submitted film’s maximum length is 3 minutes. For the complete contest rules, the prompts and more information on how to enter, visit either ( or Reading Rockets (, education websites of WETA Washington DC.

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