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Book Award Trailers

Trailers Deadline -- February 23, 2018
     Submission Window Opens September 1, 2017
     All trailers must be submitted to Google Drive and shared to book.awards@scasl.net
    Winners will be announced at the Author's Luncheon during the Annual Conference held in March.
 

2016-2017 Book Award Trailer Winners 

PBA 2017 Trailer Winner
Beauford Elementary School 
"Breaking News:  Bear Alert"

 

CBA 2017 Trailer Winner
St. Andrews Elementary School 
"Eddie Red Underco
ver"

JBA 2017 Trailer Winner
McCants Middle School
"Honest Truth"

YABA 2017 Trailer Winner
Aynor High School 
"Some Boys"


Book Trailer Guidelines

  1. The Book Trailer must represent a Book Award Nominee for the current year.
  2. The book title and author's name must be present in the video.
  3. All entries must be original work created by students.
  4. One entry per level, per school
  5. Book trailers may not be longer than three minutes in length.
  6. Book trailers may be live action or animated (stop-motion).
  7. Entries must be uploaded to the designated site TBA.
  8. Winners will be announced at the SCASL Conference.
  9. Entries will be disqualified based on inappropriate content or production.
  10. You may use an image of the book cover in your video--However, it is recommended that you use your own photograph of the book cover rather than obtaining an image from the internet. You may not use any other images that you did not create unless they are copyright free/creative commons/royalty free, etc. and proper citation of the image source is appropriately cited within the video.
  11. Regarding music, you may use music you created or music that is in the public domain and appropriately documented (see http://search.creativecommons.org/). You may also use music that comes with a movie-making program such as iMovie, Photo Story or Windows Live Movie Maker. Please identify in the end credits where you got all sounds and music from and why they are free to use (for example: Song X performed by Band Y was sourced from the free music in iMovie).
  12. Use of copyrighted materials without documented approval from copyright holder will cause submission to be disqualified. This Book Trailer Contest does NOT fall under educational fair use exemptions.

Please note: Failure to follow these guidelines IN FULL will disqualify your school’s entry.

Book Trailer Judging

Please review the Book Trailer Judging Rubric for specific details judges will be looking for when reviewing the book trailer videos. Each video will be judged on the authenticity of the art as it relates to the book as well as on the artistic quality of the book trailer. All book trailers must be the original work of the child(ren) involved. The book trailer must be a student project. Adult input should be advisory in nature and kept to the minimum required by the age group participating.

Certificates of participation will be available online to each participating school at www.scasl.net. In addition, a certificate for first, second, and third place in each category will be awarded at conference and a prize of $100 will be awarded to the first place winner in each category; $75 will be awarded to the second place winner; and $50 will be awarded to the third place winner in each category. The award checks will be sent to the school media specialist unless otherwise requested.

A school may win only one first place award but may receive other award levels. Schools may only submit one video per judging category to the book trailer competition. Schools may only submit book trailers in categories in which they are qualified to vote (i.e.. a K4-5th grade school may be participating in the PBA and CBA and therefore may have two book trailers in the competition, one for each category level.)

 

Updated: 05 September 2017