Monday, August 23rd, 2010

Photo contest: win a Hunger Games box set

In anticipation for Mockingjay, the final installment of the Hunger Games trilogy which comes out on tomorrow, Scholastic has provided two box sets of the complete trilogy to give away.

Any LibraryThing member can win one of box sets by submitting a photo that re-creates a moment from the series. The idea is to take a picture that reproduces a scene from one of the first two books, Hunger Games or Catching Fire.

The deadline is 10 pm EST this Sunday, August 29th.

Find a fence and pretend to sneak out of District 12. Get some crepe paper and create one of the costumes Katniss wore in the parades*. Find whatever moment you want to replicate, and capture it with your camera.

Email your photo to Include your LibraryThing username and a short (50 word max) description of the scene. The deadline is Sunday, August 29th at 10 pm EST.

Abby and I will be the judges of the contest. Two winners will each receive one box set of all three Hunger Games books, including the highly anticipated** final book Mockingjay. Winners will be announced via blog post, on Monday, August 30th.

About Mockingjay
Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she’s made it out of the bloody arena alive, she’s still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge. Who do they think should pay for the unrest? Katniss. And what’s worse, President Snow has made it clear that no one else is safe either. Not Katniss’s family, not her friends, not the people of District 12. Powerful and haunting, this thrilling final installment of Suzanne Collins’s groundbreaking The Hunger Games trilogy promises to be one of the most talked about books of the year.

*Please, no flaming costumes. We’re not responsible for your immolation.
**Not just by me–over 500 people have already added it to the catalogs, and it’s not out yet!

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  1. readafew says:

    While I understand the reason for the subject of the photos, it makes it hard for those of us who have not read any of the books but would REALLY like to read them! 8(

  2. valkylee says:

    I’m a little bummed, too. I was hoping to win the books because I haven’t read them yet and hear so many good things about them, but I have no idea what happens beyond the blurb on the back cover!

  3. Kat says:

    Awesome idea! I love it! I’m out of town on business or I would totally be whipping something up. I hope everyone has a lot of fun doing this.

  4. boscobrarian says:

    @ Readafew, Plenty of time between now and the deadline to read at least one of the books! Great idea for a contest, will post @our library, thx.

  5. legxleg says:

    is there going to a place for us to see the entries? Or maybe at least the winners? I think it would be neat to see what photos people come up with.

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