Trailer Making Contest

by , Tuesday July 24, 2012
Trailer Making Contest

You were all being so creative with trailers and artwork, we thought you were owed some incredible prizes!


The lovely people at have teamed up with us to bring you a competition with a twist. Create a What’s Up With Jody Barton? book trailer and be in with a chance to win an all expenses paid lunch with the author!

So, what do I have to do?

Start by reading our exctract of What’s Up With Jody Barton? and discover the MEGA twist. Or at least read the blurb, you have to know what the story is about after all!

Then get your creative cap on and make your own book trailer based on the story – all we ask is that you don’t reveal the twist (tricky when you know what it is!) The videos should be no longer than 30 seconds and you must get permission from anyone featuring in the video and for any music and footage used (stick to the YouTube guidelines!)


Once its made and you have uploaded it to YouTube it is time to create a movella. Just write a short chapter saying that the movella is for this contest with your trailer as attached multimedia. Then click the BIG GREEN BUTTON in the top right hand of this screen to enter it into the competition. We will create a shortlist from the movellas with the most likes and then author Hayley Long, her editor and the Movellas team will then select the winner.



  • The winner will be invited to an all expenses paid slap up lunch with Hayley Long where they will get the opportunity to quiz her for writing tips and advice.
  • They will also get to interview her for the Movellas website!
  • The winner and the two runners-up will also each receive £50 worth of books from Pan Macmillan.




Movellians, now is the time to get creative!



The meeting will take place in London, so has to be a UK based contestant. But second and third prize are open to anyone from anywhere. 

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