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2011: Read the change you want to see.

The Nerds Heart YA tournament is back for 2011!

Now in its third year Nerds Heart YA will continue to bring attention to books that have received less attention in the book blogging world.

Through a bracket style competition, judges who are passionate about getting more visibility for fantastic, under represented books will whittle down a shortlist of thirty two young adult novels until one ultimate winner is given the Nerds Heart YA sash and sceptre.

It’s not just about the winner though, Nerds Heart YA seeks to draw attention to all the books on the shortlist. The contest focuses specifically on books that in some way represent groups of people who are typically under represented in YA fiction. We hope that everyone who participates in this contest will find lots of new books to enjoy that will expand the diversity of their reading experience.

We need your help!

In 2011 you can get involved by applying to judge a bracket. Each judge will read two books (which they must obtain themselves) and decide which book should move on in the contest. Think of the power!

Applications for judges will be taken between 28th January – 14th February. For details on becoming a judge and to apply please┬ásee in┬áthe application form. Applications for judges have now closed for 2011.

Nominations for books to be included in the Nerds Heart YA tournament will open once we have our judges.

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  • Thanks to everyone who has e-mailed us so far. We will be sending out details in a couple of weeks :) 5 years ago
  • @heidenkind no - you're on our list & will get details of what the project consists of soon so you can decide if it sounds fun for you :) 5 years ago

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