This year thanks to our generous short-listed authors, we have a fabulous package of goodies to give away before the Nerds Heart YA 2011 tournament begins.

We’ve got two prize packs to give away:

Prize Pack One

Signed copy of ‘The Kid Table’ – Andrea Seigel
Signed paperback copy of ‘Monsoon Summer’ – Mitali Perkins
Signed copy of ‘How I Made it to Eighteen (A Mostly True Story)’ – Tracy White
Signed copy of ‘Toads and Diamonds’ – Heather Tomlinson
Signed copy of ‘Bleeding Violet’ – Dia Reeves
Signed copy of ‘Mindblind’ and bookmark – Jennifer Roy
Signed sketch by Tracy White
Signed hardcover copy of ‘Dark Water’ – Laura Mcneal
Signed paperback copy of ‘The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin’ – Josh Berk
Signed copy of ‘Pull’ – BA Binns

Prize Pack Two

Signed copy of ‘The Kid Table’ – Andrea Seigel
Signed copy of ‘How I Made it to Eighteen (A Mostly True Story)’ – Tracy White
Signed paperback copy of ‘Secret Keeper’ – Mitali Perkins
Signed copy of ‘8th Grade Superzero’ and bookmarks from Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich
Paperback copy of ‘Dirty Little Secrets’ – CJ Omololu
Signed paperback copy of ‘Breathless’ – Jessica Warman
1 copy Office 2010 from Micheal Wenberg
Signed copy of ‘Five Flavours of Dumb’ – Anthony John
Copy of ‘The End: Five Queer Kids Save the World’ and magnet from Nora Olsen

How to Enter

Just take a picture of one of the books on our short-list somewhere in the wild. Maybe you have a copy of the book at home, or you’ve seen it in a library, a bookshop, or even at a promotional event.

Wherever you see the book, take a picture of the book by itself, or put yourself in the picture. Then post it somewhere (On your blog, your Facebook page, your tumblr account, or Twitter account etc). Drop us a link to where you’ve posted in the comments of this post to be entered into the contest. Please include your email address and specify whether you’d prefer to win prize pack one, or prize pack two.

A few rules and clarifications

The contest closes at midnight GMT June 13th 2011.

One entry per person. No matter how many pictures you take, or how many times you post them you get the one entry into the contest.

You must leave an email address to be entered. If we can’t contact you, we can’t find out where our authors should be sending the prizes.

Anyone apart from NHYA organisers can take part in this contest, including judges and consultants.

All entries will go into a random draw. Two entries will be chosen using a random number generator. Each chosen entry will win one of our prize packs. We’ll try to accomodate your first choice of prize pack as far as possible.

If you don’t have any kind of social media accounts that you can post the picture at we’ll accept entries emailed to nerdsheartya at googlemail dot com Please mark any emailed entries ‘Nerds Heart YA Photo Contest’.