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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Find the Beauty

Up next we have the amazing Justina Chen Headley! So this isn't exactly a guest post about folklore but I thought it was too wonderful to pass up!

Hello, fellow Yan fans! Yan invited me to guest blog here. What an honor! For people new to my work, it's my tradition to tie community service to every book I publish. So to celebrate my new novel, NORTH OF BEAUTIFUL, I am sponsoring the FIND BEAUTY CHALLENGE. I am challenging you to define what True Beauty really means to you--is it your friends? your family? your favorite book? something special about YOU?

Here's how the Find Beauty Challenge works. Load a 90-second video on www.youtube.com/northofbeautiful, telling the world what's truly beautiful to you, and you might win yourself an iPod Touch! Other fabulous prizes for runners-up include an autographed set of my novels: Nothing but the Truth (and a few white lies), Girl Overboard, and North of Beautiful. As well, there will be other wonderful teen book giveaways! For every video about beauty that fans upload to this channel, I will donate $10 (up to $1,000) to help children in third-world countries born with cleft lips and palates.

I'm hosting the Find Beauty Challenge because my new book deals with beauty. From behind, you'd think Terra Cooper in NORTH OF BEAUTIFUL had it all: she's tall but not too tall, has a figure to kill for, and boasts naturally blonde hair. But the palm-sized birthmark on her face might as well be her fate map. Everyone in her small, touristy town knows what's hidden beneath the heavy makeup she's worn since birth. Sick of being the town oddity and even sicker of her caustic mapmaker of a father, Terra yearns to escape the suffocating grid of her life. And then she nearly runs over a Goth boy, and encounters True Beauty in him and herself.


North of Beautiful: The Find Beauty Challenge judging criteria
1) The Top 5 videos will be chosen by YOU based on the most views and highest ratings. So be sure to tell all your friends to vote for you! Any ties will be broken by the North of Beautiful team.

2) The North of Beautiful team will score the five finalists on A) 40 percent emotional appeal (humor, pull-on-the-heartstrings, incites activism, etc.); B) 40 percent content (clean, widespread appeal across audiences, plot – if applicable, scriptwriting – if applicable); and C) 20 percent professionalism (smooth transitions, stable video, non-jarring editing cuts, constant audio levels).

3) All videos must contain original content. Your entry indicates you understand this and have the legal rights to distribute your video.

4) Any videos deemed inappropriate by the North of Beautiful team will be removed. Please don't upload anything that wouldn't, say, be shown on television during prime-time hours, or anything you wouldn't want to watch with your first-grade teacher. So no nudity, profanity, or racial slurs.

5) The contest will run from 12:01 a.m. Feb. 1, 2009 until 11:59 p.m. Mar. 30, 2009. Anything submitted before or after the deadline can't be considered.

6) Justina will donate $10 for every uploaded video (for a maximum of $1,000) to Global Surgical Outreach to help fund facial surgeries for kids in the third world.

7) The Find Beauty Challenge is open to people over 14.

8) The Grand Prize winner will receive one iPod Touch. 3 runners up will receive fabulous gifts, such as an autographed collection of Justina's novels, other free books, etc.
I hope everyone will participate for this challenge! It's for such a worthy cause and it connects to her latest book, North of Beautiful! Speaking of which, after raving on and on about how much I loved it, Justina generously offered 3! galley copies of North of Beautiful!

1. +1 entry for commenting on this post
2. +1 entry for following me
3. +1 entry for blogging about this contest
4. +2 entries for ... (this is a secret...)
5. Leave me a way to contact you
6. If blogging, please leave me a link
7. The extra entry puzzles/riddles will not accepted for this celebration week.

This is an US only giveaway! It will end on February 12th!

GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED

54 comments:

  1. Don't enter me because I already have this, but I just wanted to say what I nice idea this is and I hope a lot of people will enter.

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  2. This is a great Challenge! What a wonderful tradition :)

    I would like to be entered. This book sounds great!

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  3. That is a really cool contest. If only my digital cam was working.

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  4. yannn
    im not the 1st one anymore :(
    lol
    anywayy
    enter me! :D
    im a follower and i already posted about this week on my blog (i feel like i repeat the same thing everytime >.<)

    love youuu
    stephanie :]

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  5. I'm gonna post on this one as well. It sounds like an amazing book, and I'd love to enter to *hopefully* win a copy!

    Ashley

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  6. This really is an amazing challenge. I don't know what I could do though...and whenever I try and make videos, they never want to upload. haha it might be nice to enter just so that more money can be donated to a great cause though.

    Anyway, please enter me!! I'm already following, if that counts? lol

    -Lauren
    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

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  7. Enter me, please!

    -Rylie
    bcanyon at hotmail dot com

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  8. Please enter me! This book sounds fabulous

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  9. I blogged about this too:

    http://shootingstarsmag.blogspot.com/2009/01/win-it-wednesday-overflow.html

    -Lauren
    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

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  10. I blogged this giveaway

    http://lookatmybooks.blogspot.com/2009/01/giveaways-galor.html

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  11. Oh i really want to read this one. thanks for the giveaway!

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  12. I blogged about it
    http://kissmybook.blogspot.com/2009/01/simple-pleasures.html

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  13. I just added your Chinese New Year giveaways onto my blog's sidebar! :)

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  14. I would like to enter.
    akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  15. I follow your blog.
    akreese (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  16. Great idea!

    Enter me, please! I follow you and I posted it on my blog at the top left sidebar (www.bookwormbooklovers.blogspot.com)

    Great interview--I love Justina's work! My email address is:
    ebcella {AT} comcast {DOT} net
    Thanks! (:

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  17. Wow, Justine has a really neat contest idea. I hope to see many video montages of beauty. =)

    I'd like to be entered in your ARC giveaway, too, please! I'm following your blog, and I've posted about this in the Contests section on my blog: http://stephsureads.blogspot.com

    Thank you!

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  18. She's having such a cool challenge.

    Hope a lot of people enter!

    And no, I'm not entering this contest.

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  19. Please enter me. I would love to win this too.

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  20. Wow, I've heard great stuff about this book. Please enter me:)

    I started following this blog on Google.

    +BookBegger
    lyzziebit(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  21. I heard this book is awesome! Please enter me.

    I have posted a link on my blog. http://shalondasblog.blogspot.com

    I am a follower!

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  22. This book looks really good. I hope I win!

    I'm a follower!

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  23. Thanks to Yan for getting the word out about the contest! And thanks to everybody for being so into it! What an awesome community you have here, Yan. Truly *beautiful*...

    xoJustina Chen Headley

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  24. Um, how come I forgot to enter this until now?

    khyrinthia at gmail dot com

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  25. Hi! I'd like to enter! I'm following, and I blogged: http://katterleyschatterley.blogspot.com/2009/01/heres-first-contest-post.html

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  26. Oh, and my email? *sigh* katterley at gmail dot com. Thanks so much, to both you and to Justina!

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  27. I blogged about it here:

    http://athomewithbooks.blogspot.com/2009/01/weekly-giveaway-roundup_31.html

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  28. I would like to enter. :)

    Valorie
    morbidromantic@gmail.com

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  29. I follow you now. :)

    Valorie
    morbidromantic@gmail.com

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  30. I blogged!
    http://morbid-romantic.net/2009/01/26/book-giveaways-0126-0201

    Valorie
    morbidromantic@gmail.com

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  31. You seriously have the greatest contests ever.

    Once again, a follower and I'll post a link in my sidebar:

    http://bookishreviews.blogspot.com/

    livey12@excite.com

    -Liv

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  32. Please enter me in your contest, I am already a follower and I have posted about this great week on my blog

    http://lushbudgetproduction.blogspot.com/2009/02/happy-chinese-new-year-book-give-way.html

    curlyshoe(at)gmail(com)

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  33. Please enter me for the contest. I have been seeing this cover a lot, and it looks like it will be a great book! You can contact me via email at mrsvsreviews@gmail.com

    Thanks!

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  34. Please include in this giveaway.
    God bless!

    tsslug7@yahoo.com

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  35. very nice thanks for the giveaway

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  36. Enter me please!
    And I follow your blog now!

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  37. Please enter me!

    juliematthews7 (at) juno (dot) com

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  38. Please enter me!

    P.S. I follow your blog.

    mishtakes AT gmail DOT com

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  40. sounds like a great read!

    wishonstars13(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  41. Please, enter me! :) And I'm a follower!

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  42. Yay I just found out about your blog from my friend. I'm excited about these contests! I JUST clicked Follow on your blog. Here's a link to my blog about all of your contests! :)

    http://flyingsolooooo.blogspot.com/2009/02/book-contests.html

    You can contact me at michelle.kuool@yahoo.com, or just comment my blogspot.

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  43. that;s a great contest, and so is this! enter me :)

    i'm a follower

    sara
    sosarora_11@ hotmail.com


    and happy new year! :)

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  44. I'd like to be entered. I'm already a follower!

    harmonybookreviews@yahoo.com

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  45. Please enter me. I am so gonna try to enter the challenge!

    Sara
    babyprincess716@yahoo.com

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  46. Enter me please! I really want to read North of Beautiful! I hear it has geocaching in it, which sounds really interesting.

    I'm already a follower.

    I posted about the contest here: http://paradoxrevealed.blogspot.com/2008/12/official-contest-list.html

    paradoxrevealed (at) aim (dot) com

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  47. HI! This book sounds Really Good!!! I am also a follower of your blog.Thanks for the contest!
    -Senfaye:)

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  48. Sorry, I forgot to leave my email. Here it is annieluvsmuffin@Gmail.com
    -Senfaye

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