ATTN: Teens and Parents of Teens! I just received a terrific e-mail that I have to share with you!
"Even if you’re stuck at home this summer, you can still get away—just use your imagination!
Listening Library is sponsoring the Fantasy Road Trip Contest, challenging teens to create videos based on an imaginary road trip with characters from one of three great fantasy series.
Making their entries is a great way to engage teens in what they’re reading and encourage them to be creative. And since many families will be forgoing expensive vacations and summer camps this year, the Fantasy Road Trip Contest is a perfect (and free!) summer activity.
THINGS TO KNOW:
CONTEST INFO: Teens ages 13-18 should create short films that answer the questions, “If you could go on a road trip with a character from your favorite audio series, where would you go? What would you do along the way? How would you travel?”
PARTICIPATING AUTHORS: Libba Bray, author of the Gemma Doyle Trilogy (A Great and Terrible Beauty, Rebel Angels, and The Sweet Far Thing), Tamora Pierce, author of, among many, many titles, the Beka Cooper series (her current series, so far it includes Terrier and Bloodhound), and Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series (including the latest, The Last Olympian).
HOW TO ENTER: Teens can visit www.fantasyroadtripcontest.com to watch a video about how to enter, see video requirements and find out lots of information about the authors and their books.
WINNERS: Authors will judge the videos, each picking a winner (for a total of three), who will receive an 8GB iPod Touch and a collection of signed audiobooks.
DATES: The contest will be open from June 1-August 17; it’s a great activity to keep kids entertained while they’re home for the summer!
The contest is running in conjunction with our summer marketing campaign, “Listen Up, Florida!” This campaign is focused in the Orlando Metro area (the online contest is open nationwide) and encourages families to listen to audiobooks during their summer vacation drives, increasing awareness of audiobooks as an alternative to traditional books. They’re a great literacy tool, especially for reluctant readers and kids with learning disabilities."
Check out this video which gives you some more information about the contest:
Random House Audio and Listening Library has graciously offered to giveaway an audio copy of Libby Bray's A GREAT AND TERRIBLE BEAUTY to one lucky person. This is the first book in a series, and I have been dying to "read" these books. To enter, just leave a comment with your e-mail address telling me why you enjoy listening to books. To double or triple your chances, you can blog and/or tweet about this contest with a link back to this post. This contest is open until June 9th, and I will notify the winner the following day. This contest is open to those of you with U.S. and Canada mailing addresses only. Good luck!