Book Pitch 2020

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Many teenagers across the country are facing global and personal upheaval. At a time when we are facing two pandemics, anti-black racism and COVID-19, we at Inspire Teen Reads believe that literature serves not only as an outlet of self expression and creativity for generations, but as a medium for empowerment, action, awareness, and as an agent of transformative change. 

This year, Inspire is holding our 5th Annual Book Pitch Competition, in which youth aged 12-18 are invited to enter our two categories: The Book Pitch Category, and The Book Jacket Design category.


The Book Pitch category invites contestants to convince a panel of judges to read their favourite book in 5 minutes. New to this year is the Book Jacket Design category, in which young people nationwide are invited to redesign a book jacket for their favourite book. Finalists from both categories will be invited to present their pitches and creations to a panel of esteemed authors at The Word On The Street’s online festival, where 3 winners will be chosen from both categories.

Deadline to submit is July 22nd, 2020 at 11:59 EST