and Reading Rockets are sponsoring The Exquisite Prompt Write It, Film It Video Contest for aspiring filmmakers ages 7 to 18. Using idea prompts conceived by popular writers such as Jon Scieszka, Katherine Patterson, and Lemony Snicket, kids will write and direct and maybe even star in short films in a variety of genres. Prizes include a video camera, book and DVD collections, and movie tickets. The deadline for submissions is August 13. Learn more at