The Public Library ABQ-BernCo is offering our annual 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. (ON HIATUS 2022- )
Any individual Tween or Teen ages 11-19. Participants age 11-17 must have written permission from a parent or legal guardian on their entry form.
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 at the Downtown Main Library on Saturday, March 7, 2020, from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 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) Best Trailer created by an Individual Teen, age 13-19; 2) Best Trailer created by an Individual Tween, age 11-12; and 3) 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 an Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8 tablet. The individual 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.