Creative teens and adults can win cash and other prizes in a number of contests designed to represent themes found in Suzanne Collins’ novel The Hunger Games during the four-county 411 community read and games celebration. Residents of Cabarrus, Rowan, Stanly and Union counties can participate in events, contests, discussions and challenges during the two-month celebration.
Five contests are designed to reward creativity:
Art Contest: Deadline August 22.
Adults and teens (grades 6-12) may submit an original work of art related to themes found in The Hunger Games, such as survival, self-sacrifice, competition, love, personal growth, rebellion or death. Cash awards will be presented to winners.
Bookmark Contest: Deadline September 14.
Teens (grades 6-12) may design an original bookmark depicting The Hunger Games. Cash awards will be presented to winners.
Costume Contest: Deadline September 14.
Teens (grades 6-12) may design a costume representing the unique attributes of their county (district). Entrants must sketch the costume and include fabric swatches. Finalists from each of the four participating counties will then have an opportunity to sew and display their costumes. Cash awards will be presented to winners.
Short Film Contest: Deadline September 14.
Teens (grades 6-12) may submit an original short film of up to eight minutes that embodies the themes, messages and ideas found in The Hunger Games. Grand Prize winner(s) will win a free tour from Copperline Tours to the actual filming locations of The Hunger Games movie.
Writing Contest: Deadline September 14.
Adults and teens (grades 6-12) may submit an original poem or short story based on the theme “freedom.” Cash awards will be presented to winners.
How to Enter Contests:
For entry forms, complete contest rules and more information about 411 – Four Districts, One Book, One Community, please visit http://411communityread.wordpress.com and www.facebook.com/411CommunityRead.