Book Trailer Contest
In celebration of Teen Tech Week (March 9-15, 2014) The ABC Library is offering its first-ever Book Trailer Contest! Book Trailers are similar to movie trailers, (a.k.a. previews) but they promote books instead of films. Book Trailers are made to encourage people to read a particular novel. They usually give an audience a sense of what a book is about without giving away too many details so the audience will want to read the book to find out what happens. A Book Trailer is NOT a book review or a book report.
Who Can Enter the Book Trailer Contest?
Any teen or group of teens (4 maximum) ages 13-19. Teens ages 13-17 must have written permission from a parent or legal guardian on their entry form. (13 is the minimum age to register for an online service, like YouTube, which is being used for this contest.)
How Do I Enter the Book Trailer Contest?
- Participants will create an original video promoting a specific book. One entry per individual is allowed,unless that individual is also part of a group. (In this case, one individual entry and one group entry per person is allowed.)
- An entry form (with signed parental permission) must be submitted to any ABC Library branch by Saturday, February 22, 2014.
- Video entries must be uploaded to YouTube and tagged with ABC Library and the title of the book between 12:01 am Saturday, February 22 and 11:59 pm, Friday, March 7, 2013. The URL of the video must be submitted in the submission form to the right by 11:59 pm, Friday, March 7, 2014.
- If you have questions about the Book Trailer Contest, please contact Deborah Hassi at 768-5112 or Carrie Williams at 768-5186.
Who Wins the Book Trailer Contest?
A panel of ABC Library staff judges will view all entries and select finalists. All finalists’ entries will be shown at the Teen Book Trailer Awards ceremony on Saturday, March 15, 2014, 4 - 5:30 p.m. Each of the finalists will receive a free book. The top video trailers in three categories will receive a prize. The three prize categories are: 1) Individual, 2) Team, and 3) Audience Favorite.
What are the prizes?
The best trailer created by an individual will win an iPad Mini. The best trailer submitted by a team will win a $50 gift card to Target for each team member. The individual or team that submits the Audience Favorite trailer will win a $40 gift card to Alamosa Books. All entries will be acknowledged with a certificate.