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THE DOROTHY LUMLEY MELROSE CENTER

Calling all creatives! The Melrose Center is accepting entries for the 2020 Melrose Awards. A $200 Prize will be awarded to winners in six categories! An additional $800 Prize will be awarded to the Grand Prize winner!

On Saturday, February 15, 2020, the Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center will celebrate its 6th anniversary by hosting the Melrose Creative Expo. The Orange County Library System is pleased to announce the 6th annual Melrose Awards to encourage and recognize the creative efforts of Melrose Center members.

SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED

The submission period for the contest is from September 9 - December 9

PUBLIC VOTING

The voting period for this contest will take place from December 13 - January 5 (date is subject to change).

ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNING ENTRIES

Melrose Creative Expo: Saturday, February 15, 2020


AWARD CATEGORIES

  • Audio
    Music Recording
    Entry can be one music project created at least in part using Melrose Center resources. Projects should not exceed eight minutes (sound design for video/film can be submitted as an edited clip.)
  • Audio
    Voice Recording
    Entry can be a podcast episode, a chapter from an audio book, or spoken word project created at least in part with Melrose Center resources. Projects should not exceed 30 minutes.
  • Photo
    Photography
    entries can be unaltered or digitally manipulated photography created at least in part with Melrose Center resources.
  • Video
    Video
    entries can be fictional movies, show episodes (1 episode limit), documentaries, music videos or commercials created at least in part with Melrose Center resources. (Trailers or incomplete projects are not accepted.) Projects should not exceed 30 minutes.
  • Programming
    Digital Media Design
    entries can incorporate graphic design, game design and/or be digital prototypes created at least in part with Melrose Center resources.
  • Maker
    Maker
    entries can incorporate electronics and/or engineering, can be physical prototypes, wearable technology, and other physical projects created at least in part with Melrose Center resources.

PRIZES SPONSORED BY

Friends of the Orange County Library System

PRIZES

Category Winners

First Prize Winners in each category receive $200. Category finalists will be recognized in Library web and print publicity.

Grand Prize Winner

Each Category Winner is eligible to win the Grand Prize of $800, meaning the Grand Prize Winner's total prize will be $1000

Category winners are determined by the following criteria: public vote, usage of the Melrose Center and independent expert evaluation. Category Finalists will be notified ahead of the Melrose Creative Expo, with each Category Winner announced during the opening ceremonies at the Expo.

The Grand Prize is awarded at the discretion of the Orange County Library System Board of Trustees, the Friends of the Orange County Library System Board of Directors and Library System Managers. The Grand Prize Winner will be announced at the Melrose Creative Expo immediately following the announcement of the Category Winners.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

1

All contestants must have an Orange County Library Card or a Melrose Card in good standing.

2

All contestants must have attended the Melrose Center General Orientation.


CONTEST RULES

1

The contest is open to all ages. Entries for contestants under the age of 18 must be submitted by a parent or guardian.

2

Entries must be the original work of the contestants and must be created at least in part in the Melrose Center.

3

Contestants may submit one entry in each category.

4

An entry can be created by two or more people, but the submission must be made by a designated adult member of the group who has completed the Melrose Center General Orientation.

5

Entries serving as crowdsourcing tools will not be accepted.

6

Projects must be submitted in the form of a web address that points directly to the image, audio file, video, etc. Access to the file must not require the use of a login.

7

OCLS staff members and immediate family are not eligible to enter the contest.

8

The Library is not responsible for lost or damaged work.

9

The Library reserves the right to disqualify an entry.

10

The Library reserves the right not to have an award winner in any given category or overall.

11

Winners will be announced on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at the Melrose Creative Expo. Category Finalists must be present at the Melrose Creative Expo to win.