Calling All Children in Tennessee: Help Us Name Our Owl

February 3, 2020


Help Us Name Our Owl

We need your help naming the Governor's Early Literacy Foundation (GELF) mascot! 
Make a video of your little ones telling us what the name of our owl should be and why.
We will send an GELF owl bookmark to each child who submits a video.



  1. Make a video with your little one(s) stating:
    • The name he/she thinks the owl should have

    • Why he/she chose that name

  2. Post the video on your Facebook or Instagram account.
    Your post should include the video and the following:
    • Child's first name, age and city of residence

    • Tag Governor's Early Literacy Foundation (@govearlyliteracytn) in your video post. This is very important. We will comment on your post when we see it. (Note: We cannot accept submissions from private accounts on Instagram).

    • Please include this hashtag in your post: #GovEarlyLiteracyTN

  3. The deadline for submissions is February 28.
    • Submissions will only be accepted from children living in Tennessee. 

    • Submissions must be made by a parent/guardian (or approved teacher, childcare provider, etc.) of the child(ren) in the video, and by doing so, you are giving Governor's Early Literacy Foundation permission to share and use the video on GELF social media outlets.


  • GELF staff will select a few of our favorite video submissions and post them during the week of March 2 on a Facebook poll to ask for votes to help us choose. 
  • GELF will select the owl name and announce it before March 13. 
  • The selected video submission will receive an an Owl Gift Package.

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