Your task for this competition is to recreate a scene or summary from a book of your choice.
Recreate how? Your choice! This is a chance to get creative and play to your strengths. It can be in writing - poetry, screenplay, rewrite it from another perspective, create it in text or emoji, whatever you can think of. It can also be in art - drawing a scene, creating a tableau with plasticene, toys, lego, dolls, or people, sculpting something... again, your imagination is the limiting factor. It can be in video - acted out, recreated in stop motion animation using drawings or objects or claymation. As you wish.
A few little ideas to get you started or show you what people have done in the past...
Art-based submission could be essentially along the lines of fan art, rendering out a scene or maybe a new cover highlighting your favourite part. There is a ton of Eleanor & Park fan art on Rainbow Rowell's pinterest page that has some fun examples. These are my favourites ones:
There are also some well-done videos of people acting out scenes on YouTube. Here is one from early in The Perks of Being a Wallflower:
I am also a huge fan of Lego, so I enjoy both the tableaux and the animations using that. For scenes, take a peek at the Lego Stories tumblr. Here's one I liked from the Mortal Instruments:
I also found a bunch of different Lego Hunger Games, but these are more of the book than you would maybe be able to accomplish. Maybe. But what do I know? Go nuts if you are having fun! I liked this one here for good storytelling effect:
And of course, there are a few other details you need to know!
A few rules:
1. You have to live in Toronto to win this contest.
2. You have to provide a valid e-mail address so we can contact you if you win a prize, and you must be able to come to a TPL branch to pick up your prize (see privacy statement below for more information).
3. One entry per person per Contest - in this case, please submit your favourite adaptation.
4. Only original work will be accepted – plagiarism is not permitted in any form.
5. Your entry must be submitted by Wednesday, Sept. 2nd at 11:59pm to be considered to win.
6. Winners will be announced on the following Thursday.
Your name, your e-mail address, the books you read and your thoughts about them are your personal information. Why do we need your personal information here? Well, we want to publish your reviews, and we need your name and e-mail address to help administer the contest. The Public Libraries Act is the law that lets us do this. We'll be protecting your privacy every step of the way, but if you have any questions about how we're going to do that, you can contact TPL's Privacy & Records Management Officer, 789 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON, M4W 2G8, 416-395-5658 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org