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A video contest focused on the Bard

 Posted: 2:00 AM June 09, 2012

Thespians, writers, videographers, lend us your ears.

The Ashland Daily Tidings and Mail Tribune are hosting a video contest in honor of William Shakespeare.

"Shakespeare Scenes" calls for creative video tributes to the Bard. Videos can be up to five minutes long.

Act out your favorite scene from one of Shakespeare's plays, reinterpret a scene with modern language, or write your own scene in Shakespearean-style language.

Enter your video at Viewers can also head to the page, view the entries and vote on their favorites. The contest kicks off June 7 and runs until 5 p.m. Aug. 17. The site will be closed to voting and submissions afterward.

Judges, who are yet to be determined, will be looking for originality, technical skill, acting quality and overall production value. Videos with inappropriate content such as nudity or over-the-top language and violence will not be accepted. Avoid copyrighted music or characters.

There will be prizes for first-, second- and third-place entries, and an additional prize for People's Choice.

So screw your creativity to the sticking place and have fun.

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