Fantastic Books: A Book Review Contest 2022

About

The Book Review Contest was first presented to our community in 2014, and since then it has served as a constant reminder to embrace the love of reading that we'd all like to see instilled in everyone. We all agree that books are the treasure of the world. The more we immerse ourselves in reading, the more we learn to use the human experience as signposts to chart the terrain toward the direction we choose. We hope that this contest will remind you to read a little more every day so that you can have the treasure of the world to carry you through hard times. The stronger you become, the better the future we can see for our community. To make the event richer and more certain, we hope you will participate with us.

In this year's contest, you are to read a book and give us your thoughts about the book with a 60-second video. The book must be in English and available at RMIT Vietnam Library, either in print or electronic.

Thank you to our sponsors Asia Books and Fahasa; and partners RMIT Saigon and Hanoi Dance Club and SEUP for making this event a success.

Challenges

You can join both challenges:

 

Main Challenge: #FantasticThings about your Favorite Book  

Create a video to share with us about your book of choice

 

Side Challenge: #The Book Song (Optional) 

 Follow the dance tutorial for the Book Song and name your favorite book

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Event Timeline

14 - 18 November 2022

Online Games and Booth Activities

21 November - 09 December 2022

Contest Submission and Workshops

14 and 16 December 2022

Closing Ceremony and Shortlist Showcase

Get the best out of the contest by joining our workshops to learn more

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Workshop 1: Get to know the Contest

22 November, 10:00am - 10:45am

 

Workshop 2: Reading for Change

24 November, 10am - 10:45am 

 

Workshop 3: Talk about Reading​​​​​​​

24 November, 2pm - 2:45pm

Who can join

  • All RMIT students, staff, alumni from both campuses (HN & SGS)

How to join

  • Read a book and give us your feelings on the book with a video (no longer than 60 seconds). The book must be available at RMIT Vietnam Library, either in print or electronic

Rules

  • Only English books are acceptable. Comics, magazines, and textbooks are excluded
  • There is no limit to the number of participations per contestant. You can apply multiple times by reviewing different books. Only the 'PUBLIC' posting will be evaluated
  • The submission must be the contestant's original work, not have been published, released, or distributed in any form nor have won any prize; and not infringe the copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity, or other personal or proprietary rights of any person or entity. The submission that may infringe or infringe the rights of the third party may be excluded from the prize without notice after deliberation
  • The author's legitimate interests should not be unfairly harmed, such as unauthorized modification of the original work or translation or including content that damages the reputation of the author
  • By participating in this Contest, contestants agree to be bound by these conditions, and all decisions by the Organiser are final and binding. The Organiser reserves the right to change, amend, add or delete any of these terms and conditions without prior notice at any time and contestants shall be bound by such changes. The Organiser is not obligated to give any reasons on any matter in the contest

Applicable language

  • English. The application can be accompanied by a written essay of no longer than 300 words

Time

  • The Contest is open from 0:00:00am on 14 November 2022 to 0:00:00am on 09 December 2022 (the “Contest Period”)
  • The Organiser reserves the absolute right to amend the Contest Period if deemed necessary without any notice
  • Each person is only entitled to one special prize. We will have 3 special prizes; 3 impressive prizes; 20 shortlists and 2 lucky draws
  • The Organiser reserves the right to substitute any one of the prizes with items of equivalent value at any time without prior notice
  •  In case copyright infringement or other problem incurs, the prize may be cancelled even after it is confirmed
  • The contestants are encouraged to check the website and our Facebook and Instagram constantly. The Organiser will not be held responsible for any failure, technical difficulty or delay in the winners’ announcement
  • All prizes must be claimed from the Organiser personally by the Winners within ONE (1) month after the Contest end date (00:00:00, 10 December 2022). Any unclaimed prize shall be withdrawn by the Organiser and the Winner(s) shall no longer be entitled to claim any prize in any form. The Organiser reserves the right to withdraw the prizes if the winners do not comply with the contest terms and conditions
Criteria 
Grade 
  No Credit Partial Credit  Full Credit
10 for Video Content (Knowledge):  Provide correct info, explain logically and show original work       
10 for Video Graphics (Application): Create good audio - visual effects       
10 for Video Effectiveness (Communication): Delivery an effective message calling people to read the book        
  • Upload your video on social media and submit posting links on the Application Form
  • Applicable social media: Instagram, Facebook, Youtube, and Tiktok
  • Required to include these hashtags in both challenges: #BookReview2022 #RMITVietnamLibrary #FantasticBooks #VideoContest 

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