Thank you to all who participated in this year's Inspire Teens Read's Annual Book Pitch 2018!

Please check back next year for more information on how you can participate!
Love literature? Looking to win money and prizes just by reading your favorite books?
Then, participate in the Inspire Teen Reads annual teen book pitch competition! Tell us why you are avid, creative, and passionate! Explain how a book has made an impact on your life for a chance to win a grand prize!
 

When&Where

WHEN: SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23rd 2018, 1:15 PM - 2:45 PM, TBA

WHERE: WORD ON THE STREET FESTIVAL 

DOWNTOWN, HARBOURFRONT CENTRE

TEEN SPIRIT STAGE

 
 

Howto

Apply

We’re looking for people from the ages of 13-18 to participate in this annual competition.

THE CHALLENGE:

  • Send us a video (up to 5 minutes) or a written submission (up to 400 words) convincing us why we should read your book!

  • You have 5 minutes to convince a panel of judges and the audience to pick up your favorite book.

  • Any spoken format (poetry, prose, spoken word) is welcome.

 

Selection:

  • 6 finalists will be chosen to present before our judges and compete for a prize!

 

Deadlines:

  • Application closes September 10th

  • 6 finalists will be emailed on September 12th

  • Finalists must provide a picture and blurb for themselves by September 15th

 

Meet the Judges

NancyCooper

Nancy is from the Chippewas of Rama First Nation in southern Ontario. She works at the Southern Ontario Library Service in Toronto as the First Nation consultant.

EvanMunday

Evan Munday is the author and illustrator of the Silver Birch shortlisted Dead Kid Detective Agency Series, and works as publicity manager for children’s books at Penguin Random House Canada.

KennethOppel

Kenneth Oppel is the author of numerous award-winning and bestselling books for young readers. Born on Vancouver Island, Kenneth now resides in Toronto with his wife and children.

See Previous Finalists

Gain some inspiration by looking at our gallery of past winners and finalists!

 
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