STBP Competition Winners 2018
The Scottish Teenage Book Prize is a great opportunity to read three fantastic new books, discuss them and vote for a favourite. You can also get involved in our Scottish Teenage Book Prize competitions which provide rich cross-curricular learning opportunities.
There are two competitions: a book trailer competition and a graphic novel competition. Each year our panels get to see a huge range of creative approaches to both of these competitions, and this year was one of the strongest yet. Check out our winning entries below!
Creating book trailers and graphic novels is a great task for any point of the year, and we really encourage you to find out more about the resources that support these competitions, including a step-by-step guide to creating both a trailer and a comic strip. You can find out more below.
Winners of the Graphic Novel competition
You can download all three comics at the bottom of this page.
We were bowled over by the clever storytelling on show this year! If you fancy having a go yourself, check out our How To Write a Comic Book Scene resource, or check out our blog posts on comics from Adam Murphy and Fin Cramb.
1st place - Fiona McCafferty, Elgin Academy
If you liked Fiona's comic, we'd recommend checking out the artwork in Catherine Anyango and David Zane Mairowitz's adaptation of Heart of Darkness.
2nd place - Rhys Nelson, Elgin Academy
3rd place - Daniele Ceponaite, Hazlehead Academy
Winners and Highly Commended in the Book Trailer competition
The winner of our book trailer competition receives a book token from Waterstones and £250 of books for their school library. If you'd like to give book trailers a try, our series of tutorial videos is a good place to start.
Winner - Ciara Wilkie, St Margaret's Academy
Ciara wrote, filmed and edited this trailer for Elizabeth Laird's Welcome to Nowhere, and our panel felt that every aspect was strong. The script is extremely well judged, with the voiceover and footage each having a complementary role in telling the story. The trailer tells us just enough about the main conflict in the story to draw us in and make us want to find out more. Great stuff!
Highly commended for writing/storytelling - Lauren Brown, Jess Duffy and Kate Kinloch-Anderson, Duncanrig Secondary School
We felt this trailer showed a good grasp of how much plot to reveal, and the choice of images captured the novel's atmosphere really well.
Highly commended for cinematography - Lucy, Millie and Aimee, Elgin Academy
There were some really effective shots chosen to tell the story in this trailer, and some lovely use of cinematography - check out the shot with shadows on the castle wall to suggest the maze monsters!
Highly commended for editing - Megan Inglis, Mia McKechnie and Katrina Cockburn, Inverclyde Academy
We loved the clever editing in this trailer, and found it really effective in illustrating the separation of the two characters: it's a stylish shot, but has a clear purpose and isn't just used to show off!
Highly commended for writing/cinematograpy - Marcelina, Grace and Erin, Elgin Academy
This was a really well structured trailer with some great scene-setting shots.