Alice M. Batzel
Published Playwright, Journalist, Freelance Writer 

               Alice M. Batzel  

        Published  Playwright, Journalist


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GIVEAWAY – SPRING 2016


THEME: CELEBRATING FILMS BASED ON OUTSTANDING LITERARY WORKS


HOSTED BY: The Writer’s Website of Alice M. Batzel (www.alicembatzel.com)


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*** THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED ***


WINNERS ANNOUNCED ON FACEBOOK 5/3/2016:  


Sydney Anderson (2 DVDs) - Miss Potter,  Bridge to Terabithia

Valerie Perry Odenthal (2 DVDs) - The Book Thief, War Horse
Pam Bone Sanders (1 DVD) - The Book Thief
Josi Kilpack (1 DVD) - War Horse
Rosemary Sheppard Hillyer (1 DVD) - Bridge To Terabithia 


DVDs to select from:
THE BOOK THIEF (2 copies available)
BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA (2 copies available)
WAR HORSE (2 copies available)
MISS POTTER (1 copy available)


Winners, please send me your choice(s) and your mailing address over a Facebook Messenger and I will mail your DVD(s) to you. Please be sure to list your selections according to preference (ex. #1 War Horse, #2  Bridge to Terabithia, #3 Miss Potter) and the DVDs will be pulled according to whichever responses are received first.



INTERESTING FINDINGS FROM THE ENTRIES:
1) The majority were of the opinion that the book is usually better than the movie.
2) Numerous entries classified the film and the book for THE BOOK THIEF to be equally good and to be a favorite.
3) The majority voted "for" movies based on books, but ONLY if they are done well. No one wants a film to ruin the book.
4) Favorite books are read over and over again.
5) Favorite films based on literary works are viewed over and over again.
6) Both Facebook and the Contact Page of my Writer's Website were utilized for entries in the Giveaway/Contest.
7) Random drawing winners were from the states of Utah, Florida, and Nevada.



THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE 2016 SPRING GIVEAWAY "CELEBRATING MOTION PICTURES BASED ON GREAT LITERARY WORKS", AND "CELEBRATING A BELOVED AUTHOR OF CHILDREN'S BOOKS - AUTHOR BEATRICE POTTER" hosted by my Writer's Website.



THE NEXT GIVEAWAY WILL BE IN THE FALL/WINTER OF 2016, and that theme will be "CELEBRATING UTAH AUTHORS" with great prizes of autographed books gifted by the authors!


Until then, see you around the bookshelf!

Alice M. Batzel


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Parameters of the GIVEAWAY:


ENTER YOUR ANSWERS NOW (beginning April 16, 2016)


RANDOM DRAWING WILL OCCUR ON MAY 1, 2016

ALL WINNERS WILL BE “ANNOUNCED” ON MY FACEBOOK PAGE AND ON THE GIVEAWAY PAGE OF MY WRITER’S WEBSITE BY MAY 7, 2016 OR SOONER.



PRIZES: FREE DVD’S of the films listed below (7 DVD prizes)

  • THE BOOK THIEF (2 copies)
  • WAR HORSE (2 copies)
  • BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA (2 copies)
  • MISS POTTER (1 copy)

(links for movie trailers are provided below.)



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HOW TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY/CONTEST:   (through Facebook or through my Website's Contact Page)

1)  "Like” my Facebook post announcing the Giveaway (one entry).

2)   Enter your answers to the questions as a "Comment" on the Facebook post announcing the Giveaway: (one entry for each question)

  1.      What is your favorite film based on a literary work? (one entry)
  2.      What book or series of books would you like to see made into a film? (one entry)
3)  What is your most often opinion? (one entry)
  1.      The book is better than the movie.
  2.      The movie is better than the book. 
  3.      “Never Judge A Book By Its Movie.” 

4)  BONUS ENTRY POINTS: Using the link below for the Contact Page on my Writer’s Website, state whether or not (in general) you are a fan of motion pictures based on literary works. (value of two entries) http://www.alicembatzel.com/contact


NOTE: An individual may enter the contest by placing all of their answers on the Contact Page of my Writer’s Website if they do not participate with Facebook. If such an entry is a winner from the random drawing, they will be notified by email.



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THE BOOK THIEF, based on the novel by Markus Zusak

Official Movie Trailer (movie rated PG-13)

http://www.imdb.com/video/imdb/vi1192864025/



WAR HORSE, based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo

Movie Trailer (movie rated PG-13)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7lf9HgFAwQ



BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA, based on the novel by Katherine Paterson

Movie Trailer (movie rated PG)

http://www.imdb.com/video/imdb/vi227804697/



MISS POTTER, celebrating the life of beloved author Beatrix Potter, starring Renee Zellweger and Ewan McGregor 

Movie Trailer (movie rated PG)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUjUv11pbyk



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RULES FOR GIVEAWAY/CONTEST:

  • You must be at least 18 years old to participate.
  • Each person can have up to SIX ENTRIES by following the guidelines as stated above.
  • Winners will receive no monetary compensation by participating in the Giveaway, and all prizes are only those listed above.
  • There is no related cost whatsoever to any participant in this Giveaway.
  • All prizes and postage for prize delivery are provided by the host of the Giveaway/Contest.
  • Winners will be determined by a random drawing from the entries. Upon verification of the winners, the winners will be notified over Facebook Messenger.  The winners will select their prize(s), and all prizes will be mailed to the winners by the Giveaway Host.
  • An individual may win more than one prize.
  • An individual who has previously won a prize on a prior Giveaway/Contest hosted by my Writer’s Website is still eligible to participate and win in the current Giveaway/Contest.



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PURPOSE OF THE GIVEAWAY/CONTEST:

  • To continue my advocacy for literacy through life-long reading and writing.
  • To encourage quality storytelling through film and literary works.
  • To acknowledge and encourage outstanding achievement in motion pictures based upon literary works.
  • To encourage continued collaboration of authors and filmmakers, and to further encourage their supportive audiences.


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FACEBOOK COMPLIANCE RELEASE: This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with Facebook. You understand that you are providing your information to the owner of this Facebook page and not to Facebook. The information that you provide is only used for the purpose of the Giveaway/Contest and will not be shared with any other entity for any other reason whatsoever.



Thank you for participating in the SPRING 2016 GIVEAWAY/CONTEST!