Book Video Awards 2010

This is a cross-posting about a book trailer contest being held on the Foyle’s bookseller site. Whether you wish to participate in the contest (by voting) or not, it’s worth checking out the contest entries to get some ideas for creating your own book trailer.

The Book Video Awards is a joint initiative run by Random House and The Bookseller Magazine. Now in its third year, the objective of the Awards is to enable talented young film directors to make high quality video trailers for great books. Students from the National Film and Television School are invited to submit proposals to create a 90 second trailer for a book from a selection presented by Random House. The winners each receive £5,000 to create their videos which are then used to promote the books online for example on author and fan sites, YouTube and retailers. Videos from previous years have also been used in adverts, on TV news and as enhancements for ebooks.

Read more general information about the contest here.

View the four finalist 2010 book trailers and cast your vote here.

Here are links to some videos from previous years:
The Outcast by Sadie Jones
The Monsters of Templeton by Lauren Groff

Here’s a link to a page with finalist video trailers for Childrens’ books, which was the contest theme last year.