The SPARKY Awards - A Contest to Promote the Open Exchange of Information
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If you have an apple and I have an apple, and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea, and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.
- George Bernard Shaw

Four winning entries will be recognized in the 2011 Sparky Awards:




* Winner, BEST REMIX



Winning participants will receive:


* an iPad, if the creator is one individual

* iPhones, if the video is the creation of a 2-member team

* iPods, if the video is the creation of a 3- to 6-member team


Winning teams (or individuals, if only one creator) will also receive a fabulous "Sparky Award" statuette.


At the discretion of the judges, additional Special Merit Awards may be designated.

Winners will be notified by approximately June 20, 2011. 

Award checks and Statuette or Certificates will be mailed within 6-8 weeks of notification.

The winning videos will be widely publicized by the sponsoring organizations and screened at multiple public events across North America throughout the year after the conclusion of the contest, including the June American Library Association Annual Conference.