Win a copy of ‘The Keepers’ audiobooks!
January 19th, 2012
We are having a competition!
*loud trumpet fanfare*
The prize is the audio book (a set of six CDs) of Museum of Thieves as read by the wonderful Claudia Black, PLUS the audio book (five CDs) of City of Lies, also read by Claudia. You can listen to an excerpt from Museum of Thieves here and from City of Lies here. The audio books are produced by Random House.
Actually, there will be two competitions – one for adults and one for children. So of course there will be two prizes as well 🙂 Here are the rules:
1. For children. Many strange animals used to roam the Faroon Peninsula. There were brizzlehounds, slommerkins, idlecats, slaughterbirds, quignogs and slotters. In Museum of Thieves we discovered what brizzlehounds and slaughterbirds look like. In City of Lies we met a slommerkin (eeek!), and the descendant of an idlecat.
But what on earth does a quignog look like? Big or small? Ferocious or peaceful? Hairy or scaly? Your guess is as good as mine! The only clue we have is that, in Book 3, Path of Beasts (due out later this year), someone is described as ‘as mad as a quignog’.
So, my dears, your job is to imagine a quignog. Then either draw it or paint it (if you like drawing and painting) or describe it in words (if you prefer writing).
You’ll find out how to send in your entry further down the page. If it’s a picture and you want to send it by email, you’ll have to scan it or get someone to scan it for you.
2. For adults. There are rooms in the Museum of Dunt that even Herro Dan and Olga Ciavolga don’t know about. Or perhaps they knew them once and have forgotten them. Your job is to rediscover one of them. Name it – then paint it, draw it, sculpt it, Photoshop it, crochet it or describe it in words. The only limitation I place on entries – either for medium of creation or for content – is to remember that this is a children’s book.
So – what room would you like to see in the Museum of Dunt?
Closing date. The competition will close on Sunday Feb 19th. That gives you just a little over four weeks. If you are sending your entry by hard copy (see below), you must send it by this date. It doesn’t matter if I receive it a bit late, as long as it is sent on time. Email entries of course will also have to be sent by this date.
How to enter. You can post hard copy entries to Keepers Competition, 8 Aragoon St, Lauderdale, Tasmania, Australia 7021, or you can email them to keeperscompetition at gmail dot com. (You’ll have to turn that into an email address yourselves – I’m trying to avoid spam.) If you post them, make sure you include your name and an ACCURATE email address so I can get in touch with you if you win.
Other stuff. One entry per person. The judge is me and only me. No arguments will be entered into. I’ll put my favourite entries up on the website. And no, you can’t have your entry back afterwards.
Any questions? No? Then what are you waiting for? Get to work!