Thursday, May 31, 2012

COVER ADAPTATION CONTEST!

I have a crazy idea, guys. It could be a flop, or it could be extraordinary. I'm obviously hoping for the latter.  :)

It's been one month since my debut novel, Sweet Evil, hit the shelves. The month of May has been a dream for me, thanks to all of you.  YOU ALL FRIGGIN ROCK!  So let's have some fun, eh?

Earlier this month my friends threw me a surprise launch party, and that is where this crazy idea began to brew. You see, we got a little silly during the picture-taking, and someone dared my husband and I to "recreate" my book cover, pretending to be Anna and Kai.  Let's just say we did not even come close to pulling it off.  For one thing, neither of us could keep a straight face at the same time. And the pose Anna is rockin'? It's much less comfortable to hold than it looks.

And this is the part where I show you the embarrassing, ridiculous pictures and you get to laugh...


Gosh, my husband is such a bad boy...tehehe, not.


Even my good friend Carol got in on the action, trying to show Nathan how it's done.



Alrighty then.  Now that we've got our giggles out of the way, here is the contest!

Recreate any Young Adult or Middle Grade book cover!  

  • I'm not looking for a modification of the actual cover - I'm looking for something original - your take on that cover. Please do not use any part of the actual cover in your entry. By "recreating" I mean it has to show some similarity to the actual cover, although you can feel free to elaborate and get creative. For example, if you're a drawer you can do a cartoon interpretation. Or you can pose yourself and your friends like the cover models and take pictures. Use props. Get silly. (I'm not expecting super fancy stuff...I mean, look at my pics, lol. Special preference will be given to entries with original pics, as opposed to professional pics.)
  • You may submit up to three digital still shots. Up to three entries per person - they can be the same cover or differing ones. You can do Sweet Evil or any YA/MG cover of your choice.
  • Email your entries to wendyhigginswrites@gmail.com and then comment on this post so that I know you entered (be sure to include your blogger screen name in the email so I can keep track of who is who)
  • Deadline for entries is June 14th - that doesn't give you much time, so get busy!  
  • The final winners will be chosen through public voting in the comments.
  • Prizes include: a signed copy of Sweet Evil, signed bookmarks, autographed bookplate stickers, Sweet Evil T-shirts similar to the ones worn in these pics, and I *might* have the soundtracks burned by then, too.
  • This contest is open internationally!
Best of luck to you, and have fun!

Hugs,
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37 comments:

  1. hahaha!! Those pictures are AWESOME. I had a hard time making myself stop laughing XD

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    1. *blushes*
      I'm willing to embarrass myself for your entertainment, haha!

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  2. Nice photos. Looks like the party was a lot of fun. I LOVE the SWEET EVIL t-shirts!

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    1. Thanks - it was a blast! You should enter and win one of those shirts! :)

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  3. This is a great contest! Can't wait to see the entries.

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  4. Holy crap, this is BRILLIANT. Wendy, I am DYING of LAUGHTER! And such a clever idea!!!!!!!! This seriously has me so excited!!!!!!! :D

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  5. I can't wait to see what people come up with! I'm thinking of a lot of fancy dress pics, and cut-off head pics, LOL. :)

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  6. *dies of laughter* AHAHAHA! This is great!

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  7. Fun contest. Can't wait to see the results.

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  8. LOL- this is SUCH a brilliant idea!!! I can't wait to see the entries! :)

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  9. These pictures are awesome. Too funny :D

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  10. Awesome idea for the contest! Your pictures are quite the LOL's. xD

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  11. Wandered over from Morgan's blog. This is a fun idea!

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  12. I have working on my YA cover photo-shoot all day! It was a great excuse to geek out over my favorite books with my friends. Thanks so much for the great competition! How original. I would *so* love a Sweet Evil shirt or signed book, hehe!

    I will email you my entry A-SAP, Wendy.

    PS, your photos were fabulous!

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    1. Yay, Cara! Can't wait to see your entries!

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  13. I think you guys did great! especially considering it was a party and EVERYONE must have been watching :)
    I'm excited about this contest and I hope I can squeeze some artwork in because reading your book has given me much inspiration already! Love it!

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    1. I would LOVE to see some art work!!! So glad to hear that Sweet Evil has inspired you! *gush* That's the best compliment ever.

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  14. You have a soundtrack for it?? I would love one. Loved the book. It was so great. Totally loved your pixs. They look really fun.

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    1. You should enter!! I have the songs that inspired me while I wrote, and songs that make me think of the characters, so I'm going to make some homemade CDs. :)

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  15. I came over here from Morgan Shamy's blog. This really is a great and fun idea!

    Andrea

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  16. I've just emailed my rubbish attempt. Good luck everyone! :-) x

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  17. Hi Wendy! I emailed you my three attempts :)

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  18. Great idea! Will email my entry in a few minutes. :)

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  19. LOL. I love your photos. You should go buy a red dress and really go all out :)

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  20. Ill try drawing it in a different way and how the people look like and hope it comes out ok.

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  21. I just sent my entries in! Thanks for the fun contest. :)

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  23. This is an awesome idea! I love it! I'll be sending mine in :)

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  24. Just sent you an email with my submission!!!

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  25. I just sent an email with my submission!!!!

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  26. i sent my picture with submission :)))

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  27. I absolutely love this idea, I sent you my entry!

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