What is Airdrie Reads?
Airdrie Reads is a local Alberta spin on an epic national book battle – Canada Reads. Airdrie Reads combines the passion for books with the drama of reality TV--think The Bachelorette meets literature! The contest is sponsored by Big Sky Author Services and The Feathered Pen, local author services providers, with the aim to promote authors in Alberta. We also hope to inspire Airdronians to read these local treasures over the summer. Finally, during the Airdrie Reads contest, we will also be engaging local businesses in the community on social media to promote the ‘support local’ theme.
How it Works
Once the book entries have been shortlisted, five Airdrie Champions will choose one of the finalists’ books to indulge in, and then they will pitch their book selection to a panel of judges. Airdronians can cheer on their favourites while they watch the Champions persuade the judges in a video-pitch showdown, and the winning Alberta author will be crowned this year’s Airdrie Reads winner!
In addition to the winning author’s book being highlighted on the shelves of several local stores, they will receive a free social media endorsement from both Big Sky Author Services and The Feathered Pen, and the grand prize of a professionally written article in the fall issue of airdrielife Magazine!
Deadline for Author Submissions is April 15, 2022
Read along with the Champions from May to July 2022
Champions pitch their book choices on social media during the month of July 2022.
Winner will be announced no later than August 15, 2022.
Big Sky Author Services and The Feathered Pen have partnered with airdrielife Magazine as our official media sponsor. We are incredibly grateful for the generosity of the magazine in donating both print and digital advertising and editorial pieces for this project.