Novel Novice’s One Year Anniversary Contest of Epic

Posted January 12, 2011 by Sara 28 Comments


Did you know … that it was exactly one year ago TODAY that Novel Novice was born? It’s true!

We are over the moon to be marking our one year anniversary with such fanfare this month here at Novel Novice — and we know that the biggest source of our success is YOU. We wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for the continued support of folks like you, who visit our site, subscribe to our feed, re-Tweet our links, “like” our links on Facebook, and comment on our posts.

A sample of the various prizes!

So as a way to say THANK YOU in the biggest way possible, we are thrilled to present the Novel Novice One Year Anniversary Contest of Epic.

What makes this contest so amazing? THE PRIZES.

Seriously, this may be our best collection of prizes ever, and we are psyched to give you a chance to win them. Because we’re not just giving away a couple books and some swag. No, we have Huge Major Prize Packs featuring some amazing goodies from some of today’s biggest YA authors.

So keep reading to see what’s included in all of these prize packs and how you can win them …

The Contest:

Using the One Year Anniversary Contest Entry Form, we want you to respond to one of two writing prompts:

(1) Tell us how Novel Novice has changed the way you approach reading

or

(2) Tell us what you like best about Novel Novice & why

Please respond thoughtfully and carefully to whichever prompt you select. Each entry should be 250-500 words and use proper spelling and grammar. Think of this more like a short essay than a casual blog post. Please see all of our rules & details below. You must follow these or you will be disqualified.

The Prizes:

Four (4) winners will have their choice from the following prize packs:

Ultimate Grand Prize Pack:

– book bag
– signed copy of Elixir by Hilary Duff
– signed copy of Torment by Lauren Kate
– signed copy of The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting
– signed ARC of Desires of the Dead by Kimberly Derting
Zombies vs. Unicorns
– ARC of Darkest Mercy by Melissa Marr
– signed copy of Prom & Prejudice by Elizabeth Eulberg
Delcroix Academy: The Candidates by Inara Scott & a Delcroix notebook
– audiobook of Swoon by Nina Malkin
– audiobook of The Mermaid’s Mirror by L.K. Madigan
The Body Finder swag pack, including bracelets, buttons, signed bookmarks, stickers & signed posters
Wicked Lovely t-shirt (size L), bookmarks & temporary tattoos
The Day Before bookmark signed by Lisa Schroeder
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse movie poster signed by actor Cameron Bright
Twilight Saga: Eclipse t-shirt (size L), button, key chain & pen
Twilight Saga: Eclipse movie poster signed by Cameron Bright
– Novel Novice bookmarks & button

Novel Novice Ultimate Fan Pack:

– signed copy of Radiant Darkness by Emily Whitman
– audiobook of Swoon by Nina Malkin
– audiobook of Flash Burnout by L.K. Madigan
– signed copy of The Lonely Hearts Club by Elizabeth Eulberg
Delcroix Academy: The Candidates by Inara Scott & a Delcroix notebook
Karma Bites by Stacy Kramer & Valerie Thomas & Karma Bites swag
The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
The Body Finder swag pack, including bracelets, buttons, signed bookmarks, stickers & signed posters
The Day Before bookmark signed by Lisa Schroeder
Wicked Lovely bookmarks & temporary tattoos
Twilight Saga: Eclipse button & key chain
Twilight Saga: Eclipse movie poster signed by Cameron Bright
– Novel Novice bookmarks & button

Advance Reader Copy Prize Pack:

– ARC of Wishful Thinking by Alexandra Bullen
– ARC of Blood & Flowers by Penny Blubaugh
– ARC of Emily the Strange: Dark Times by Rob Reger
– ARC of Fallen Angel by Heather Terrell
– ARC of The Six Crowns: Trundle’s Quest by Allan Jones & Gary Chalk
– ARC of Tempestuous by Lesley Livingston
Wicked Lovely bookmarks & temporary tattoos
The Day Before bookmark signed by Lisa Schroeder
Twilight Saga: Eclipse button & key chain
– Novel Novice bookmarks & button

Twilight Saga Fan Pack:

Twilight Saga: Eclipse Cullen Crest T-shirt (size juniors L)
Twilight Saga: Eclipse Wolf Pack T-shirt (size juniors L)
Twilight Saga: Eclipse movie poster signed by actor Cameron Bright
Twilight Saga pens, buttons, key chain & bracelets

Five (5) runners-up will each receive prize packs containing:

– Novel Novice bookmarks
– Novel Novice button
Wicked Lovely temporary tattoos
Wicked Lovely bookmark
The Day Before bookmark signed by Lisa Schroeder
Twilight Saga: Eclipse button

The Rules:

  1. U.S. Only
  2. One Entry Per Person
  3. Use the Contest Entry Form
  4. Please use proper grammar & spelling
  5. Entries should be 250-500 words (approx.)
  6. Entries will be judged based on quality, which includes (but is not limited to): the thoughtfulness and originality with which you respond to the writing prompt.

The Deadline:

All entries are due by midnight (PT) on Sunday, January 30th.

Questions? Leave ’em in the comments & we’ll reply.

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We’d also like to extend a HUGE thanks to the folks who contributed prizes to our contest: L.K. Madigan, Lisa Schroeder, Kimberly Derting, Nina Malkin, Stacy Kramer & Valerie Thomas, Lauren Kate, Elizabeth Eulberg, Inara Scott, Emily WhitmanSimon & Schuster, Harper Teen and Scholastic.

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Please note: prize packs are subject to change depending on arrival of pending prizes & quality of entries. Thanks for being so understanding.
Another note regarding the limit of U.S. only: we know a lot of you are outside the U.S., but we pay shipping costs out of pocket & we just simply can’t afford to arrange int’l shipping. If and when we can ever afford it, we’ll bring you int’l contests.

Sara

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28 Responses to “Novel Novice’s One Year Anniversary Contest of Epic”

  1. Hey guys, first of all happy Anniversary. I was hoping to enter your contest but I don’t live in the states, I do have however family that lives there, I was wondering if perhaps I could enter and if I won it would be possible for you guys to ship it to my family, I can arrange with them later.
    Fingers crossed….=9

    • sgundell

      Hi Jordana,

      Yes, as long as you provide us a valid U.S. mailing address in the entry form, you can enter! :)

  2. This blog is inspiring. There is a myriad of information, there are excellent books featured, and there are fun polls! I only wish I could make my blog this fantastic, and I wish I could read EVERYTHING here! I think this site certainly rivals teenreads.com, which is very well-established and respected, but this one also has a better design layout. Excellent all around!

  3. Elie

    Just sent my entry off. I am often found lurking on the sidelines, but I do love visiting this site. Happy Anniversary!

  4. Deserae McGlothen

    Awesome giveaway! Glad I ran across you all on Twitter! Did my best to promote; now I’m so glad to have gotten my own entry in!

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