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Saturday 20 April 2013

Ford Street Publishing Trailer Competition

TEACHERS and LIBRARIANS! Does the next Steven Spielberg reside at your school? Do you have students interested in producing book trailers? Here’s their opportunity to produce a trailer for Ford Street Publishing, Australia’s leading boutique publisher of children’s literature. The winning entry of each title will win $300 worth of books for their school or municipal library.


Head to the Ford Street website and choose one of the following Ford Street titles:

Picture Books
Riley and the Grumpy Wombat by Tania McCartney and Kieron Pratt
Gracie and Josh by Susanne Gervay and Serena Geddes
The Down-under 12 Days of Christmas by Michael Salmon
Pirate Gold by Michael Salmon
Ships in the Field by Susanne Gervay and Anna Pignataro
Bobo, My Superdog by Michael Salmon
The Lost Tail by Patricia Bernard and Trish Oktober.

Younger Readers
Trust Me Too edited by Paul Collins
Marcy titles by Susan Halliday
Toocool titles by Phil Kettle

Older Readers (13+)
In the Beech Forest by Gary Crew and Den Scheer
Changing Yesterday by Sean McMullen
Dyson’s Drop by Paul Collins
Dragonlinks by Paul Collins
My Extraordinary Life and Death by Doug MacLeod
In Lonnie’s Shadow by Chrissie Michaels
My Private Pectus by Shane Thamm
The Key to Starveldt by Foz Meadows
Greylands by Isobelle Carmody
Riggs Crossing by Michelle Renee Heeter.

All these titles are available from all good bookshops or from your municipal/school library.


Produce a trailer no more than 90 seconds long, advertising the book. The final two screens must include the Ford Street logo and cover (freely available from us at fordstr@internode.on.net) and the words AVAILABLE AT ALL GOOD BOOKSHOPS and the URL:
www.fordstreetpublishing.com. Internal images from picture books may also be used in the trailers.


We will award one prize per title.

*Entrants must include their school or library address with their submissions. Winners will be notified via email and will be announced on social media. Entrants can post their trailers on CD or USB sticks to: Paul Collins, 2 Ford Street, Clifton Hill, VIC 3068 or email them via fordstr@internode.on.net (if file is over 8MB, students can send it via Dropbox or Yousendit).

Hard copy entries will not be returned unless a self stamped and addressed envelope accompanies the submission.

Entries close 15 May 2013.

For more information on trailers go to the Ipswich District Teacher-Librarian Network’s website. Another site to explore is the CBCA Queensland’s site.

*This competition is open only to Australian students. Entrants must have copyright permission if using copyrighted music. It is advised that, if using music, students write it themselves or use copyright free music. Ford Street reserves the right not to award a winner in any book category if it is deemed the trailers are not suitable for publishing. Ford Street reserves the right to use any winning entry for whatever publicity or marketing it sees fit. Copyright of the trailers remains the property of the individual creators, but not the images.