Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Lift the Lid off Your ,Cyvid' to Win; Annual Book Trailer Contest Opens

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Lift the Lid off Your ,Cyvid' to Win; Annual Book Trailer Contest Opens

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MACKAY Regional Council's Library Services is running its annual LitVids book trailer competition and is putting the call out to school students to enter.

What on earth is a book trailer?

Well, think movie trailers... book trailers are the same thing, but they just get people interested in reading the book rather than watching the movie.

Therefore book trailers are a short film or animation, which brings a book to life Co on screen.

The competition is open to 12-to 19-year-olds who are interested in filmmaking or animation and would like to be in the running to win some great prizes.

The LitVids 2.012 Book Trailer competition is now open with submissions closing on Saturday, June 23 Co so get started.

In order to help get entrants on the right track and provide any creative or technical help, the council is hosting two open workshops with noted young adult author and book trailer extraordinaire Tristan Bancks on the following dates:

Wednesday, May 16 from 5-7pm at the Gordon White Library, Mount Pleasant. …

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