The 2011 Book Drum Tournament

Hallu, dear readers! It's the beginning of the week again, and why not start it right by getting a chance to win some cash when you join the Book Drum Tournament?

I received the most charming email from the editor of Book Drum -- Hector Macdonald -- informing me about the tournament and the website, so I thought about sharing it with all of you.

Here's a section of the email about Book Drum: is a community website that aims to be the perfect companion to the books we love, bringing them to life with immersive pictures, videos, maps and music. So far we have assembled comprehensive illustrated profiles of over 100 important books, including several school set texts that are already proving very useful to teachers and students alike. Book Drum’s unique approach has been praised by authors as distinguished as Sarah Waters, John Banville, Khaled Hosseini, Anne Rice, Paulo Coelho and Peter Godwin.

It's actually such an interesting site when I had a look. If you want to know more about Book Drum, you can click HERE.

Now, for the Tournament*

To enter the 2011 Tournament, choose a published book and create a Profile of it, consisting of a Summary, a Review, a Glossary, an illustrated Setting page, a biography of the Author, and a comprehensive set of illustrated Bookmarks. Book Drum's interactive system makes it easy to do, and the chance to research a book in detail is richly rewarding.

If you're new to Book Drum, please take some time to look though the six sections of a sample profile first. For a guide to building a profile, see the Contributor Guidelines.

About the Tournament

A list of Recommended Books is provided, but you can choose a different book if you prefer. It should be published by a mainstream publisher, and must be widely available. Please check your choice with us in case there’s some reason why it might not be suitable:

Only one person may profile any given book. Where a profile already exists, or is under construction, the book may not be chosen. Check your choice here: Profiles under construction or already published. Please note that to ensure popular titles are not reserved and left untouched, we may reclaim titles if no significant progress has been made within three weeks.

Profiles of your own books are not eligible in the Tournament. Authors may however create and publish profiles of their own titles as normal while the Tournament is running.

The Tournament is open to anyone over 18 other than the winners of the 2010 Tournament first and second prizes. The five runners-up in the 2010 Tournament are free to enter.

The prizes will be awarded by three independent judges. Results will be announced on 31 May 2011.

Deadline for Entries: 30 April 2011

To know more about the tournament and how to join, you can click HERE.

The prizes are...

First Prize: £1,000 

Second Prize: £500

Third Prize: £250 

5 Runner-Up Prizes: £100

Why not right?

So, if I were you, check out the Book Drum site now to learn more about how to join their tournament. You never know, you might be the next one to win £1,000!

*all information about the tournament was taken from the Book Drum website.

1 comment:

  1. That's pretty nifty, Kate! Thanks for sharing the opportunity!


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