In celebration of the American Library Association’s Teen Tech Week (March 4-10, 2018) The Public Library ABQ-BernCo is offering a 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 book or 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.
Any individual Tween or Teen or group of Tweens or Teens entering as a team (4 maximum) ages 11-19. Teens ages 11-17 must have written permission from a parent or legal guardian on their entry form. Every team must have at least one member 13 years of age or older at the time of trailer video submission.
A panel of Public Library ABQ-BernCo 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 3, 2018, from 3:00-4:30 pm. Each of the finalists will receive a free book. The top video trailers in four categories will receive a prize. The four prize categories are: 1) Best Trailer created by an Individual Teen, age 13-19; 2) Best Trailer created by an Individual Tween, age 11-12; 3) Best Trailer created by a Team of 2-4 people; and 4) Audience Favorite.
The best trailer created by an individual Teen, age 13-19 will win an Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8 tablet. The best trailer created by an individual Tween age 11-12 will win a $50 Amazon gift card. The best trailer created by a team will win a $50 Amazon gift card for each team member. The individual or team that submits the Audience Favorite trailer as decided by an online vote will win a $75 Amazon gift card. All entries will be acknowledged with a certificate, and all finalists will receive a new, free book of their choice.