Mind Games trailer competition is now open!!

whoops, sorry - it closed in November 2015, but read on if you want to know what it is about.

I'm really excited to tell you about the Mind Games trailer competition!

When does it take place?

It is open NOW! And closes on 30th NOVEMBER 2015.


How do you enter?

To enter, read Mind Games and make a book trailer for it, and put it up on youTube. Then post a link to the trailer in the comments to this blog.


Who can enter?

Anyone! There will be one prize for Mainland UK entries, and one prize for the rest of the world. You can be a reading group, a book group, an English class, a few friends, or an individual. But you do have to nominate a school or a library for the Mainland UK prize, as detailed below.

What is the prize?

Mainland UK entries: an event by me at your school or library. One set of my signed books (Mind Games, Slated, Fractured and Shattered), bookmarks, and a card written by me and signed to each of those who took part in making the trailer.


Entries from the Rest of the World: one set of my signed books (Mind Games, Slated, Fractured and Shattered), bookmarks, and a card written by me and signed to each of those who took part in making the trailer.


A few hints...

A book trailer should make people want to read the book, without giving too much of the plot away. Short and snappy is good: less than a minute or two is usually best.


The picky stuff:

My publisher, Orchard Books, and myself will choose the winners. Our decision is final. There may be more prizes, at our discretion.


Please don’t use stuff you don’t have rights to – so for eg, don’t use music, images or footage that you need permission to use.


In your comments posting the link to your trailer, please say the country you live in, and your school or library.


The event for the Mainland UK winner by me will be at a mutually agreed date and location, and will include a talk and Q&A for up to an hour, and a book signing session.


I may remove links to any trailers deemed offensive, at my discretion.


By entering and posting a link to your trailer, you are giving permission for my publisher and me to use the trailer as we see fit.



Comments: 11
  • #11

    Teri Terry (Wednesday, 02 December 2015 21:32)

    Hiya, soon! I need to confer with my publisher, to make sure we agree - I hope to do this by the end of the week.

  • #10

    Mrs Henderson (Wednesday, 02 December 2015 20:39)

    Hi there - Just a quick question - when will you announce the winner of the book trailer competition?

  • #9

    Amelia (Monday, 30 November 2015 17:08)

    Hi I am from the United States of America, so I do not think that I must tell you my school, but just is case I go to Rice Avenue middle school in pa.

  • #8

    Teri Terry (Tuesday, 24 November 2015 18:38)

    Just spotted Madhura and Malena's entry - the link didn't work, but here is the correct one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edr6s92xHlU

  • #7

    Mrs Henderson/Drama (Tuesday, 24 November 2015 16:35)

    This is a Mind Games Book Trailer made by the Culloden Academy Puppeteers. They decided they fancied a change from puppetry and primary school audiences and tried their hands at film-making. They loved the book and had great fun thinking about how best to advertise it. Hope you like what they came up with! The link is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4iiijm-nuzQ

  • #6

    Teri Terry (Monday, 21 September 2015 08:23)

    here's the correct linky for the Wirral Grammar School for Girls entry!

  • #5

    Miss Smith (Friday, 18 September 2015 17:18)

    This is an entry from a group of students at Wirral Grammar School for Girls, Cheshire, England. They all thoroughly enjoyed reading the book and we hope you enjoy the trailer.

  • #4

    Katya Fernandes (Friday, 15 May 2015 21:57)

    Here is my MIND GAMES trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1af-AQvAFA Hope you enjoy:) I would have loved to do it more justice but it's what I managed to do in my tight schedule!
    Live in UK, London. And go to The Brit School.

  • #3

    Madhura and Malena (Sunday, 19 April 2015 13:41)

    We live in the UK and go to Lancaster Girls' Grammar School!

  • #2

    Alyssa Lincoln (Thursday, 19 March 2015 01:45)

    Hey, just wanted to say, I read slated today because I got it at the book fair, and it was AMAZING! Can't wait to read the rest of the series and them the mind games :)

  • #1

    maddie house (Tuesday, 17 March 2015 19:28)

    hello Teri,
    i would like to say congratulations on winning the salisbury book awards thing today at st Edmunds school you were great even with a cold... <3