Book Trailer Contest For Teen Read Week

October 7, 2009

Teen Read Week is October 18th-24th, 2009. To celebrate, the Essex Library is having a book trailer contest. The Winner will have their work posted on the Library web page and the Teen Blog. A valuable prize will be awarded to our first place winner (hint hint.) The book that you represent in your trailer will be selected for a teen book discussion where your work will also be aired. So…have a favorite book? Make a trailer!

Book trailers are similar to movie trailers, in that they are designed to build interest in an upcoming or current novel. These quick 1-3 min segments encourage people to check out a title they might not otherwise. They’re also a great way to express your creativity! If you’re comfortable with taking pictures or filming quick video shots, this is sure to be an activity that you’ll enjoy. One of the best parts? You can use free software programs like One True Media to make them for free.

Here’s an example of The Graveyard Book narrated by author Neil Gaiman. And check out this fan-made trailer for Catching Fire, the sequel to Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. (If you don’t like spoilers……..DON’T watch this one!!!!)

Contest Info:
You will have the entire month of October to create one (or more)1-3 min. long book trailers! Submissions are due by Halloween, October 31st.

Save your submission to a CD (in Quick Time, if possible) with the following information: Name, Phone Number, Address, and Date.