attention teens,
librarians & youth programs


Read and then use your imagination and talents to win over $25,000 in cash and prizes for you and your school, library or program by entering this exciting contest!

what is it?


In honor of YALSA’s Teen Read Week™ author Donna Labermeier is sponsoring a contest for 6th – 12th graders to win big bucks! The contest has something for every talent and interest – whether you like acting, writing, public speaking, art, film‐making, music and more.

You can enter under one of these two categories:

• 6th - 8th Graders
• 9th - 12th Graders

prizes


6th through 8th Grade Category

FIRST PLACE:       $5,000 ($2,500 for you + $2,500 for your school, library or program)

SECOND PLACE: $3,000 ($1,500 for you + $1,500 for your school, library or program)

THIRD PLACE:     $1,000 ($500 for you + $500 for your school, library or program)



9th through 12th Grade Category

FIRST PLACE:       $5,000 ($2,500 for you + $2,500 for your school, library or program)

SECOND PLACE: $3,000 ($1,500 for you + $1,500 for your school, library or program)

THIRD PLACE:     $1,000 ($500 for you + $500 for your school, library or program)


PLUS a visit to winning schools, libraries and programs by author Donna Labermeier.


Bonus Prizes

If you don’t win 1st, 2nd or 3rd place, don’t worry! You can win bonus prizes of cash, iPads, tablets, gift-certificates and more for other categories, like "Most Facebook likes," "Most Twitter Retweets," "Most Instagram Likes," "Funniest," "Most Creative Submission," "Most Talented Performers," "Most YouTube Views," etc. (For more details scroll down)

HOW TO ENTER


1. Complete the entry form below
2. Read Donna Labermeier’s book, "The Healers" – it’s free for contestants.
3. Create a billboard, video, speech, essay, poem, song or commercial based on the book (More details below)
4. Submit your work through social media. (More on how to submit below)
5. Keep your fingers crossed while the judges decide!
6. Winners will be announced by the end of the School Year in June 2014

Applications can be submitted starting on the first day of Teen Read Week™, October 13, 2013, through May 16, 2014. (For more details scroll down)


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ONCE YOU HAVE READ "THE HEALERS," YOU CAN SUBMIT AN ENTRY IN ONE (OR MORE) OF THESE CATEGORIES:

ARTSY?


Create a billboard or a new book cover for "The Healers."

HOW TO ENTER: Submit your entry by posting a scan or clear photo of your billboard or new cover to the Healers Triology Facebook page, and to YOUR social media outlets.

(Remember, there are bonus prizes of cash, tablets, gift certificates and more for social media posts with the most "likes," retweets, or views! You can use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram,Instagram Video, Vine or Youtube to try to get the most likes/views.)

* TO BE A VALID ENTRY, YOU MUST (1) FILL OUT THE ENTRY FORM, (2) WRITE "I’VE ENTERED THE #HEALERSTRILOGY CONTEST" ON ALL POSTS, (3) POST YOUR SCAN or PHOTO TO OUR FACEBOOK PAGE, (4) EMAIL US YOUR BILLBOARD or COVER *

- Don't have Facebook or social media? That’s okay! Just email us the photo or scan of your work to enter!
- Still confused or have questions? Email us anytime!




LOVE FILM OR ACTING?


• Create a new book trailer for "The Healers" (see ours here)
• Or make your own commercial for "The Healers" and video it
• Or act out a scene from "The Healers" and video it
• Or create your own original scene based on the book's characters and themes

HOW TO ENTER: Submit your video by posting it on YouTube, then post the YouTube link to the Healers Triology Facebook page, as well as YOUR social media outlets. (* You must put "Healers Triolgy" somewhere in the YouTube Video title*).

(Remember, there are bonus prizes of cash, tablets, gift certificates and more for social media posts with the most "likes," retweets, or views! You can use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Instagram Video, Vine or Youtube to try to get the most likes/views. You can create a short version of your video for instagram video and vine).

* TO BE A VALID ENTRY, YOU MUST (1) FILL OUT THE ENTRY FORM, (2) WRITE "I'VE ENTERED THE #HEALERSTRILOGY CONTEST" ON ALL POSTS, (3) POST YOUR LINK TO OUR FACEBOOK PAGE, (4) EMAIL YOUR LINK TO INFO@HEALERSTRILOGY.COM. * Videos should be under 6 minutes

- Don't have YouTube? That's okay! It's really easy (and free) to sign up. Or just borrow a friend's. Or email us your entry instead.
- Don't have any social media outlets? That's okay! You can still submit your entry by emailing it to us.
- Don't have access to recording equipment? That's okay! Just email us a written script version of your scene or trailer.
- Still confused or have questions? Email us anytime!




ASPIRING WRITER OR SPEAKER?


Write an essay, poem or speech on the following topic:

"What super powers would you like to posses and how would you use them to improve your community and the world?"

HOW TO ENTER: Post your written entry on YOUR Facebook and OUR Facebook page. You can also video yourself performing the speech, poem or essay and post it to YouTube. Then post the link to OUR Facebook page and your social media outlets. (*You must put "Healers Trilogy" somewhere in the YouTube Video title*) Submit your writing to info@healerstrilogy.com.

(Remember, there are bonus prizes of cash, tablets, gift certificates and more for the social media posts with the most "likes," retweets, or views! You can use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Instagram Video, Vine or Youtube to try to get the most likes/views. You can create a short version of your video for instagram video and vine).

* TO BE A VALID ENTRY, YOU MUST (1) FILL OUT THE ENTRY FORM, (2) WRITE "I’VE ENTERED THE #HEALERSTRILOGY CONTEST" ON ALL POSTS, (3) POST YOUR LINK TO OUR FACEBOOK PAGE, (4) EMAIL YOUR LINK TO INFO@HEALERSTRILOGY.COM. * Videos should be under 6 minutes

- Don't have YouTube? That's okay! It's really easy (and free) to sign up. Or just borrow a friend's.
  Or email us your entry and we'll put it on our YouTube and send you the link.
- Don't have any social media outlets? That's okay! You can still just submit your entry by emailing it to us.
- Don't have access to recording equipment? That's okay! Just email us a written script essay / speech.
- Still confused or have questions? Email us anytime!




MUSICIAN?


Write and/or perform your own original music based on "The Healers." This can be:

• An original song or theme song based on "The Healers" novel.
• Or an original music video based on "The Healers" themes, scenes and characters.

HOW TO ENTER: You can submit three different ways – an audio recording, a video recording or sheet music.

Record (video or audio) your song and post it to YouTube, then post the link to OUR Facebook page and your social media outlets. (*You must put "Healers Trilogy" somewhere in the YouTube Video title*). If you just have the sheet music, you can email this to us.

(Remember, there are bonus prizes of cash, tablets, gift certificates and more for the social media posts with the most "likes," retweets, or views! You can use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Instagram Video, Vine or Youtube to try to get the most likes/views. You can create a short version of your song/ video on instagram video and vine).

* TO BE A VALID ENTRY, YOU MUST (1) FILL OUT THE ENTRY FORM, (2) WRITE "I’VE ENTERED THE #HEALERSTRILOGY CONTEST" ON ALL POSTS, (3) POST YOUR VIDEO LINK TO OUR FACEBOOK PAGE, (4) EMAIL YOUR LINK TO INFO@HEALERSTRILOGY.COM. * Videos/songs should be under 6 minutes.

- Don't have YouTube? That’s okay! It's really easy (and free) to sign up. Or just borrow a friend's.
  Or email us your entry and we'll put it on our YouTube and send you the link.
- Don't have any social media outlets? That's okay! You can still just submit your entry by emailing it to us.
- Don't have access to recording or music equipment? That's okay! Just email us the sheet music you’ve created.
- Still confused or have questions? Email us anytime!




APPLICATION FORM



CONTEST RULES

No purchase necessary to enter or win.

Entrants must be within the eligible age group categories, 6th through 12th Grade.

An entrant will be considered a representative of his or her school or program.

You can enter the contest alone or with a group. Contestants under 18 years of age must provide the name and contact info of a supervisor, teacher, parent or guardian, 18 years or older. The entrants and supervisors named will handle communications and the receipt of the prize. Prizes will be submitted to winning entrants' eligible school / library / program named in the application.

Entries must be original works and not copied from anyone else's material.

The judges' decisions are final.

         Click here to view Terms and Conditions.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Click here to watch the book trailer for Donna Labermeier’s novel, "The Healers" – it’s the first book in The Healers Trilogy series.

They live in separate countries and don't know each other, but three teenage heroes share an astounding destiny: they were born to heal the world...They are “The Healers”.

With the guidance of an old master named Agostino, the three teenagers embark on separate missions around the globe to vanquish the planet's darkest forces. Koemi saves people from self‐destruction. Harata thwarts would‐be terrorists. Eleanor helps others grow their natural psychic abilities. Individually, The Healers are powerful agents of good. Working together as a group, who knows what unimaginable energy might be unleashed?!

The question is, what drives the villainous Venceslao, who is on a mission to capture the three Healers and others like them, then harness their talents for his own malevolent purposes? It will be up to The Healers to find a way to stop this deadly adversary in time to save all of humankind from utter annihilation.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Donna

Donna has always been interested in metaphysics, philosophy and spiritual development, recognizing life's larger purpose and the necessity for growth and transformation.

While on an educational and spiritual retreat in Arizona, Donna was introduced to the concept of "energy healing" - the belief that a healing energy exists within the human body and mind - which left Donna much to contemplate about our physical existence on this planet. It was the beginning of a journey that would change her life forever...

Months later, Donna became ill and was desperate to get well. As she drifted off to sleep one night, she remembered her experience in Arizona, and knew there must be a way for her to heal herself. In that exact moment, her mind flooded with the vivid descriptions of each of her seven amazing characters. The Healers would be young teachers of mankind, born to spread a message of hope, love, and healing to humanity. The next morning, Donna felt deeply compelled to begin writing their story. Each day that followed, she moved closer and closer toward perfect health.

In Donna's own words, she says, "I sincerely hope that my readers will come away from these books with the realization that they have more power than they ever dreamed possible. The infinite power of the Universe lies inside each and every one of us. We live on a vibrational planet, and all that exists is simply made of energy. We have the ability to shape our own realities through the focus of our thoughts, and if we hold our thoughts on the positive and the good, our lives will mirror that back to us. Our Universe is loving, caring, supportive, and abundant; and I passionately believe that every person on Earth has the inner strength to better his or her own life – to release all fear, worry, anxiety, distress, and disease...It is a gift we ALL possess."