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Monday, March 3, 2014

2014 YA March Madness

Can I just say that I think this idea is absolutely Genius?!

For people who aren't all that into sports (and/or who like books...or contests in general...), this is fantastic way to celebrate the 'madness of march'! 

Here's how it works: 

There are 4 genres that are acting as regional brackets--Fantasy, Paranormal, Sci-fi/Dystopian, and Contemporary. 

To enter books into each bracket, YOU nominate titles you think are worthy of the honor...the bracket showdown begins, and YOU vote for your ideal YA champion(s). Easy peasy!

The rules:

The books you nominate *must* have been published in 2013
They must be YA books.
They must fit the genre/bracket you are entering them for (i.e. don't enter a fantasy book in the contemporary bracket)...and you must enter them on the correct blog. More on that below.
You can only nominate 2 books per genre/bracket.

Any book that doesn't meet all of the reqs won't be counted. 

Nominations are open until Saturday, March 8th, 11:59pm EST (8:59pm PST, 10:59pm CST).

Here are the blogs where you can nominate your faves:

ChickLovesLit (Contemporary)
Two Chicks On Books (Sci-fi/Dystopian)
Katie's Book Blog (Paranormal)
The Book Cellar (Fantasy)

And if you're looking for specifics...

Nominations: Saturday March 1 – Saturday March 8
Bracket Reveal: Tuesday March 11
First Round Voting: Wednesday March 12 – Saturday March 15
Second Round Voting: Sunday March 16 – Wednesday March 19
Third Round Voting (Sweet Sixteen): Thursday March 20 – Sunday March 23
Fourth Round Voting (Elite Eight): Monday March 24 – Wednesday March 26
Fifth Round Voting (Final Four): Thursday March 27 – Saturday March 39
Championship Voting: Sunday March 30 – Tuesday April 1

Also...feel free to campaign on Twitter, Tumblr/your blog with the hashtag YAMM (#YAMM)/the graphic to let others know about the MADNESS to make this contest as stellar as possible! 

Happy nominating!!

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