In the hotly contested young adult fiction market it is always a battle to get attention to any one particular book. At the same time, for young creative types, it is always a battle to get attention and to make some noise. Put the two needs together and voila, the Teen Book Video Awards is born.
The concept is simple. Run a competition for high school film makers to make a 90 second book trailer, link it to a defined set of books (all published by Random House Australia), engage the kids with a contemporary novel through the powerful medium of film and get teacher support with resources that back up the books. The incentive is $1,000 for the student plus $1,000 worth of books for the school.
There is an interesting list of titles from mainly Australian authors. The two that I’d like to get my camera out for? Thyla and Pig Boy.
|Darkwater by Georgia Blain||Voyages of the Flying Dragon 1: Quillblade by Ben Chandler|
|Wolfborn by Sue Bursztynski||The Ivory Rose by Belinda Murrell|
|The Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney||Where She Went by Gayle Forman|
|Burn Bright by Marianne de Pierres||Laws of Magic 6: Hour of Need by Michael Pryor|
|Thyla by Kate Gordon||Dangerously Placed by Nansi Kunze|
|Pig Boy by J.C. Burke||My Life and Other Stuff I Made Up by Tristan Bancks and Gus Gordon|
|The Witch Hunter Chronicles 1: The Scourge of Jericho by Stuart Daly||Votive by Karen Brooks|
|To Die For by Mark Svendsen||Maximum Ride: Angel by James Patterson|
Entries close September 30. More info here.