Thursday, March 3, 2011

Tweet, write, and WIN.

Want to win $50 for and/or a Nook eReader? Check out this contest for creative teens from the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) and!

Part One:

  • Come up with a Steampunk device or instrument and give it a name and a description of what it looks like. For example, “Blimflocket – a wristwatch with a chain that goes up the arm and links to a person’s neck.”
  • On March 7 tweet this invention along with the hashtag #YALSApunk and @figmentfiction. A winning device will be chosen based on creativity, and the inventor will receive a $50 Amazon gift card!
  • On March 8, the winning device will be announced on the Figment and YALSA sites and by Twitter.

Part Two:
  • For the second part of the contest, write a short story (750 words or fewer) on Figment (sign up here!) in which the winning device from the first round gets used. Submissions will be accepted March 8-11.
  • Figment users will vote to select finalists the week of March 14. National Book Award winning-author, Kathryn Erskine, will choose a winning story.
  • The winner will be announced the week of March 21 and will receive a Nook e-reader!