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One Book Video Trailer Contest Open to WKCTC Students, High School and Homeschooled Students

Published on Jan 4, 2017

PADUCAH, KY (January 4, 2017) – Movie and book trailers are one of the most effective ways to entice audiences to go see a film or read a book. With this in mind, West Kentucky Community and Technical College is sponsoring a student video trailer contest to attract readers for its 2016-17 One Book Read.

The contest, which is open to all WKCTC students, online and on-campus, as well as WKCTC dual credit and area high school or homeschooled students, is based on this year’s read of Little Princes by Conor Grennan. 

Grennan’s New York Times bestseller and number one best-selling international memoir tells the story of his unwavering work to reconnect trafficked children with their families in Nepal.

One Book organizers wanted to find a unique way to help promote this story and to encourage the community to join this year’s One Book Read.

“Several ideas were brought to the table when discussing ways to create awareness for the project and to inspire community members to be a part of our mission to encourage reading and improve regional literacy rates,” said Amy Sullivan, One Book Committee co-chair.  

“The student video trailer idea was something we all agreed would be fun, innovative and would involve the youth of our region with this important project.”

Trailer entries should have a good script, utilize creative editing and brevity and should visually hint at what takes place in the storyline rather than literally explaining all the details.

The deadline to enter the contest is February 10 by 4 p.m. Entries should be sent via a YouTube link emailed to Entry must include full names and contact information for all participants. 

One winner and one runner-up entry will be selected and will receive prizes of $100 and $50, respectively. Winners will be recognized at the opening reception for Little Princes author Conor Grennan on Tuesday, March 28 in the WKCTC Clemens Center.

Winning entries will be shared with audiences prior to Grennan’s public presentation on March 28 and student presentation on March 29. Other outlets may include the WKCTC website, Facebook and more. 

This year’s One Book Read is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Kentucky Arts Council.

For all contest information and rules, visit, click on the Little Princes 2016-17 tab.  

For more information, contact Brian Heller at 270-534-3213 or