The Keepers dress-up competition!
November 25th, 2012
To celebrate the fact that all three books in the Keepers trilogy are now available, we are having a new competition! It was inspired by 11-year-old Maddy Lohse, whose father sent me a photo of Maddy dressed as Goldie No One for her school Book Week. It was such a great photo that I put it up on my blog here, and mentioned that if anyone else wanted to dress up as one of the characters in the Keepers, I’d put their photos up too. Which led to this response.
Now Miss Mouse and I have decided to turn it into a competition. (Miss Mouse likes a good competition, though we differ in our idea of appropriate prizes. She thinks I should offer a freshly caught fish as first prize, and perhaps a tin of her favourite cat food as second.)
Here’s what you must do to enter.
1. Choose a character from the Keepers – it can be any character at all, out of any of the books.
2. Dress up as that character, as convincingly as you can.
3. Get someone to take your photo – maybe take quite a few and choose the best one.
4. Email the photo to me at the following address: lian at liantanner dot com (yes, I’m writing it like that to fool the spam bots. If you’re not a spam bot you should be able to work it out) along with the name of the person you are dressed up as. And your age. And your first name.
And that’s it! You’ve entered the competition! I’ll put the photos up on my blog as they arrive, so you can see what other people are doing.
Here are some questions that I KNOW people will ask. And the answers.
Q: Can I enter more than once? A: Yes, you can enter a maximum of three times. If you send a series of photos, like Lily did here, that counts as one entry.
Q: Can adults enter, or is it only for kids? A: Yes, adults can definitely enter! If they do, I will probably make a separate category for them, and have a separate prize.
Q: When does the competition close? A: It closes at midnight on December 31st. Which gives you five weeks. The results will be announced a few days later.
Q: What’s first prize? A:
A freshly caught fish – oops, no, that’s wrong. (Get your paws off the keyboard, Miss Mouse!) If you win, you can choose. The main first prize I’m thinking of is all three audio books. (Yes, you heard me. ALL THREE!) But if you really hate audio books we can negotiate. I also have hard cover copies of Books 2 and 3, as well as soft covers of Books 1 and 2. Most of these are the US edition, though I have a couple of Autralian ones. I have a very nice poster, which is probably more of a third prize really. And I might be able to dig up some other stuff. So there will be prizes for a FEW people, not just one. (Unless of course only one person enters, in which case there will only be one prize.)
Now get to it. Who are you going to dress up as? How will you do it? What sort of expression will you have on your face for the photos?
Any more questions, just ask. If I can’t answer them, I’m sure Miss Mouse will be able to.
P.S. Tell your friends. Let’s see how many entries we can get.