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The Media League, a Competitive Creative League

Registration Opens for the World’s First Varsity Creativity League

New York, NY, September 21, 2012 --( Your creative juices are flowing, your mind is filled with ideas, but you don’t want to wait in a line of 5000 people to audition for “America’s Got Talent”, so what do you do? On October 1, 2012 in New York City, The Media League, the world’s first varsity creativity league, will be open to high schools for registration, bringing social networks and digital creativity into the school community in a positive and fun way.

For an athlete in high school, making the varsity team in their particular sport is what they strive for and once achieved they are easily recognized by their peers, but creative students in high schools often don’t get recognized for their achievements. Well, that will change with the groundbreaking, interactive Media League. This nationwide competition is a chance for the most talented young artists to represent their school, and be pushed to the limits in competition against each other. Whether you are a beatmaker, musician, singer, rapper, DJ, video maker, actor, writer, poet, visual artist, digital artist, comedian, dancer, The Media League will be the destination for high-quality creative content made by teens for teens, celebrating creativity and showcasing excellence in high schools everywhere. “The Media League is groundbreaking because it brings digital culture and networked creativity into an educational context in a way that students will relate to yet that still reflects institutional goals like excellence, achievement and collaboration,” says John Sobol, Media League Commissioner and Co-Founder.

As with all varsity sports, The Media League is a great opportunity for kids to excel, gain respect and even launch a professional career. This unique extra-curricular media league will run just like a sports league with players, coaches, fans, tryouts, games, scores, playoffs and a national championship, but all for artists. “By entering the league we anticipate students gaining the same stuff athletes’ gain, fun, training, experience, status, maybe even fame or fortune. These players are the most creative kids their age and they are very talented. For example, I could certainly imagine some hit songs emerging from all that high-quality creative output,” says Sobol.

Registration is now open on until November 5, 2012 and participation is 100% free. There are several ways that high school students, teachers, alumni and parents are able to participate during the season of The Media League, which will begin on January 21, 2013…

Be A Player – If you want to represent your school as one of it’s most talented and creative students then this is the place for you to compete for prizes and glory

Be A Coach – This is for the teachers to help the most creative students in school to achieve greatness on the big stage

Be A Fan – Your high school Media Team is going to need some help from the sidelines and this is your chance to watch and share videos, songs, artwork, etc. to move them forward as the compete for a national championship

Be A Booster – Media Teams need the support from family, friends, alumni and teachers by posting content directly to their social media networks

Be A Sponsor – Supports thousands of creative students as they produce and share videos, music and more

For more information and to register for The Media League go to Tryouts begin on November 8, 2012, when students will showcase their best work and make their case for a spot on their school’s Media Team.
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