Summer Contest for Teens: Fantasy Road Trip

Posted: May 22, 2009 in Uncategorized


LIBRARIANS: Please pass this along to YA librarians and your patrons.

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.



 Ø       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?”  

Ø       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).

 Ø       HOW TO ENTER: teens can visit to watch a video about how to enter, see video requirements and find out lots of information about the authors and their books.

Ø       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.

Ø       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

 Check out

for details on how to enter Listening Library’s Fantasy Road Trip Contest!  Featuring your favorite Listening Library fantasy authors: Libba Bray, Tamora Pierce and Rick Riordan!



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