Calling All Budding Filmmakers, Grade 4 and up!

You still have time to enter my book trailer contest! Create a fun, short video celebrating the Clarissa and Benji  books and you could WIN!

All video submissions must be received by January 15th, 2013.

GRAND PRIZE WINNER:

1. The winning video will be revealed here on the blog as the OFFICIAL TRAILER. It will also be posted on the Scholastic Canada website.

2. I will visit the winner’s school to lead some writing workshops and personally thank the winner/winner’s class.

3. The winner will receive a prize pack from Scholastic Canada valued at $100.00.

4. The winner’s classroom and library will receive a signed set of my books (WORDS THAT START WITH B, LOVE IS A FOUR-LETTER WORD, and DAYS THAT END IN Y).

THREE RUNNERS UP:

1. These winning videos will also be posted on the blog.

2. Runners up will receive a prize pack from Scholastic Canada valued at $25.00

Ready to enter? Email vikki.vansickle@gmail.com for a registration form.

FOR TEACHERS AND LIBRARIANS

-Group and individual entries are eligible

-Great project for students in grades 4-8 studying media, digital literacy and integrated arts programs

-Excellent opportunity for lit groups, book clubs or reading circles

-Possibility of winning an author visit for your school AND books for the classroom and library!

GETTING STARTED

First of all, get your hands on a copy of WORDS THAT START WITH B and LOVE IS A FOUR-LETTER WORD!

Click here to read an excerpt from WORDS THAT START WITH B

Click here to read an excerpt from LOVE IS A FOUR-LETTER WORD

-Check out some of the book trailers on the Scholastic youtube channel to get some ideas

-Think about your favourite movie trailers. What do you like about them? How can you apply these elements to a book trailer?

-Consider dramatizing your favourite scene from one of the books.

-Imagine a new or deleted scene from one of the books.

-Create a slideshow of images that remind you of the series, accompanied by a voice over of one of the characters.

These are just a few ideas to get you started. Remember the sky’s the limit! I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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