In celebration of Teen Tech Week (March 10-16) Regina Public Library and Saskatoon Public Library (SPL) are challenging teens from each city to go head-to-head in a unique book trailer competition! Create a video trailer for a favourite book, and post it on YouTube for your chance to win! Entries will be judged by RPL’s Teen Tech Week Committee, and the creators of the Top 3 videos will win individual prizes. The city that gets the most entries will also win the coveted Golden Trailer Trophy - and have bragging rights for the rest of the year!
Think you have what it takes to be a filmmaker? Show us what you’ve got!
It’s like a movie trailer – for your favourite book! Check out these examples of professional book trailers from publishers and authors for inspiration. Book Trailers for Readers also has some great examples – including trailers made by kids and teens! You may also want to check out Book Trailers for Reader’s How to Make a Book Trailer page to help you get started.
Saskatchewan residents between the ages of 12 and 18.
I hereby certify that this submission to the Regina Public Library (RPL)/Saskatoon Public Library (SPL) Show Us What You’ve Got Book Trailer Competition is original and all my own work.
I give RPL/SPL the right to publish this submission on the RPL/SPL websites and social media channels, and in future promotional materials.
I have permission from all people appearing in submitted videos to share these videos on the RPL/SPL websites and social media channels.
RPL is hosting a couple of free programs that could give you an edge in the competition. See the Related Programs section for details.
Want to film your own video entry for the RPL vs. SPL Book Trailer Competition – but don’t have the stuff or the know-how? Join us for a program where knowledgeable Library staff will help put you in the Director’s chair. Bring some of your favourite books along! Note: participants must have an email address and YouTube account set up before the first session. Space is limited. For ages 12-18.
Register for this program
Week 1: Brainstorm ideas and storyboarding
Week 2: Put photos and video together
Week 3: Edit – the most important step of all
Week 4: Upload and enter the competition
Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30 pm
1401 Robinson Street, 777-6076
Wednesdays, 4:00-5:00 pm
Glen Elm Branch
1601 Dewdney Avenue E., 777-6080
Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 pm
Core Ritchie Neighbourhood Centre
445-14th Avenue, 777-6085
Saskatoon fantasy author and Hollywood special effects consultant Jefferson Smith leads a workshop on world building - a crucial skill for fantasy and science fiction writers. Learn to build strange, compelling worlds that deliver fascinating characters and stories. Jefferson suggests reading his novel Strange Places (available at RPL), to increase your understanding of the techniques he’ll discuss. For ages 12-17. Space is limited.
Register for this program.
Saturday, 1:00-4:00 pm
George Bothwell Branch
Southland Mall, 777-6091