Tuesday 14 September 2010

A Capitol Competition: Who Wants The Hunger Games?

Well, well, well...

I've done a couple of giveaways here on TSS in the past, but none - not even, dare I say it, the signed and strictly limited proof of Nights of Villjamur author Mark Charan Newton was kind enough to donate to the cause a few months ago - none, *ahem*, approach the grandeur of the one I have for you all today. Thanks to the sweethearts over at Scholastic, I have a huge prize pack to competition off to one lucky individual. It includes:
  • A complete set of The Hunger Games trilogy, ie. copies of The Hunger Games, Catching Fire and Mockingjay;
  • A Hunger Games-branded mug;
  • A Hunger Games-branded t-shirt;
  • A Hunger Games-branded pin badge;
  • And perhaps even a couple of swanky temporary tattoos.
Tell me that lot isn't something to write home about!

In addition to the grand prizewinner, I also have a couple of packed bags of swag to give away to three - count 'em! - runners-up. Those so-and-sos will get everything from the bullet-points listed above short of the books themselves: so mugs, t-shirts, badges and tats. Not so second-rate for runners-up prizes, if you ask me.

All you have to do to stand a chance of winning is send an email to thespeculativescotsman [at] googlemail [dot] com with your name, your snail mail and your answer to the following question:

"Which District of Panem does Katniss Everdeen, heroine of The Hunger Games and Mockingjay du jour, hail from?"

And please, make sure you mark your subject headers "Hunger Games Giveaway" so entries don't get lost amid the mess of email I receive on a daily basis.

I'm afraid, given the literal weight of the prizes in question, that I'm only going to be able to accept entries from readers within the United Kingdom; apologies to all my foreign fans! I tell you, sometimes it really is better to be a Brit!

That lamentable caveat aside, I'll be accepting entries from today till Saturday, when I'll announce the winner, picked at random from the selfsame glass ball in which tributes to the Hunger Games are decided - honest, guv! :P Multiple entries will, of course, disqualify you, but so long as you don't try to game the system, you'll be grand.

That's that. What are you waiting for? Get your entries in starting... now.

Oh, and before I go: as Effie Trinket says, "May the odds... be ever in your favour!"


  1. Bah! Darned Atlantic Ocean. It gets me every time.

  2. Yay, a chance at getting free YA fiction! :D

    Good luck to everyone entering!

  3. Well, this does it. I'm not reading anymore, because I feel excluded. Or I'm moving to Britain, so I can party with all the cool bloggers. Or I'm just going to shut up and go back to reading. Yeah, guess I'll do that. Still, it was a close one.

  4. I could have made you a pin badge.

  5. I love the hunger games!there the best series ever! i cant wait until the movie comes out on march 23!