Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Epic Giveaway of Epic is Back--and Twice as Big!

So last year I did a contest where I gave away 100 prizes. And this year, I got to thinking...how could I make that bigger?

By giving away 200 prizes instead.


And not only that, I'm going to give $1 to World Vision, an international charity that aids those in need, for every entry (up to 1,000 entries).

But wait. I'm getting ahead of myself.

First, let me show you the kinds of prizes up for grabs.

Or, actually, let's let YouTube show you...



The video gives you a sample of what's going on this month, but here it is in a little more detail:

200 Prize Giveaway!

You guys. There's a kitchen table under there.

Some prizes are even handmade! 
She also made some custom bookmarks and star earrings!
(And remember: if you order from her store, use the code STARS for a discount!)


So. Pretty.


Also, some of you might recall that the character of Harley was based on a real student of mine, an artist herself who painted a koi for my classroom.

Her name is Charly White, and she agreed to help me out with my contest this year by contributing a very special painting: a koi fish by the original "Harley."


I've turned her painting into a limited edition print, and will be giving away 100 numbered copies of the print to this giveaway.

So, that said, let's go into a little more detail about these prizes!

One Grand Prize Winner:
ONE WINNER WILL GET:
-Signed hardcover of A MILLION SUNS
-Signed paperback of ACROSS THE UNIVERSE
-Handmade star "Across the Universe" earrings
-Handmade A MILLION SUNS bookmark
-Limited edition print of koi fish
-Astronaut ice cream
-Limited edition metal AtU water bottle
-AtU rubber bracelet
-AtU pin button
-AtU poster
-Bookmarks and other swag

Two Runner Up Prizes:
TWO WINNERS WILL GET:
Everything the grand prize winner gets, minus the astronaut ice cream

Seven Custom Book Mark Prizes:
SEVEN WINNERS WILL GET:
-Signed paperback of ACROSS THE UNIVERSE
-Handmade custom A MILLION SUNS bookmark
-Limited edition print of koi fish
-AtU pin buttons and rubber band bracelets
-Posters and swag

Seven Water Bottle Prizes:
SEVEN WINNERS WILL GET:
-Signed ARC of A MILLION SUNS
-Metal water bottles
-Limited edition print of koi fish
-Posters and swag

Three ARC Prizes:
THREE WINNERS WILL GET:
-Signed ARC of A MILLION SUNS
-Signed ARC of ACROSS THE UNIVERSE
-Metal water bottle
-Limited edition print of koi fish
-Posters and swag

30 Signed Book Prizes:
THIRTY WINNERS WILL GET:
30 people will win either a signed ARCs of A MILLION SUNS or a signed paperbacks of ACROSS THE UNIVERSE, plus a limited edition koi print, and swag.

Fifty Swag Packs:
FIFTY WINNERS WILL GET:
-Bookmarks
-Limited edition koi print
-Rubber band bracelets
-Posters and/or other swag

One Hundred Postcards:
Look, I know it's a bit lame to say that 100 prizes will be postcards, but dude.
They're shiny.
Seriously.
That Godspeed logo? Silver.
These are some awesome postcards.


So, how do you win all this awesome?


At the bottom of this post, there's a Google form. All you have to do is fill it out with your address. Then, at the end of the giveaway, I'm going to plug in all the addresses into my label maker over there, and the label maker is going to spit out addresses and I'm slapping them on the packages. And that's it.


This is a giveaway, not a contest. I just want to give you guys stuff. So you don't have to do anything extra or join on Facebook or follow me or spread the word or anything (although I'd appreciate it if you did). Your fate is in the hands of my label maker.

However, please do spread the word. It's not a requirement, but I would really appreciate it if you did because I will be giving $1 to World Vision for every entry (up to 1,000). World Vision is a really worthy charity, helping families and children in both the US and across the world. I encourage you to check the link out and think about donating yourself--but either way, I would also appreciate you telling other people about this giveaway, because the more entries I get, the more I'm adding to my annual donation to World Vision.

You can spread the word in several ways:
You could blog about it. Maybe include the video above? It's easy to share. Might I suggest including the graphic? I've included the HTML code for it, too:



December giveaway


Or you could tweet:


Also: thank you to my publisher, Penguin/Razorbill! They donated a ton of the prizes above, including 20 paperbacks, all the ARCs, and the water bottles. If you want, I know they'd appreciate it if you followed on Facebook or Twitter. Again: not a requirement, just a way to thank the contributors of the prizes.

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