STBP Competition Winners 2019
As part of the Scottish Teenage Book Prize you can 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!
Winners of the Graphic Novel competition
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. You can download all three comics at the bottom of this page.
First place- Sophia, Moray
Second place- Beth, Kilmarnock
The juding panel loved this choice of scene, and early dramatic event from The Extinction Trials. They really enjoy the way the comic keeps the tension by zooming in and out of the action, going for a wide shot of the boat and then a close up. Will they survive or will they be eaten by the creature from the deep? Again, this comic is left on a cliff hanger- leaving us wanting to know what happens next!
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- Sophie, Kilmarnock
Sophie filmed and edited this trailer of Farewell Tour of a Terminal Optimist and our panel felt it was a clear winner. They loved how short and snappy the trailer was, and the use of music and the voice over to give context to the sequences being shown. The trailer tells the viewer just enough about the plot to spark their interest, but leaves them wanting more. Anyone who watches this trailer is sure to go and grab a copy of Farewell Tour of a Terminal Optimist to read!
Highly commended- Sophia, Medi and Ellis, and Amy and Claudia, all Moray
The panel really enjoyed the visual storytelling and pace of these two trailers.