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Tournament for under represented YA Literature

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NHYA 2012bookgazing

Fri, 24 Feb 2012 07:42:38 +0000

Hi everyone. Renay, the original founder of the tournament and I (Jodie from Bookgazing) are rebooting Nerds Heart YA this year and we’re wondering if you’d all be interested in taking part this time around.   We’ll have more details later, when we move the NHYA project to our shiny new website, but I should probably […](image)

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NHYA Winner 2011bookgazing

Mon, 12 Sep 2011 12:31:47 +0000

Ana and Thea of The Booksmugglers have made their decision and picked the winner of NHYA 2011. They judged between ‘What Momma Left Me’ by Renee Watson and ‘Five Flavors of Dumb’ by Antony John. And the winner is…*drum roll* *nervous cheers* *needless delaying by presenter for anticipation* ‘What Momma Left Me’ by Renee Watson. Congratulations to the novel […](image)

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Semi Final Resultsbookgazing

Thu, 25 Aug 2011 12:58:10 +0000

22nd August: Linus’ Blanket judged ‘Five Flavours of Dumb’ by Antony John and ‘Dark Water’ by Laura McNeal. ‘Five Flavours of Dumb’ by Antony John moves on. 24th August: Capricious Reader judged ‘Bleeding Violet’ by Dia Reeves and ‘What Momma Left Me’ by Renne Watson. ‘What Momma Left Me’ by Renne Watson moves on.(image)

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Third Round Schedule and DecisionsbookgazingNHYA third round brackets

Wed, 03 Aug 2011 08:04:55 +0000

Sorry for the lateness of this post btw! Here’s how the third round brackets look: Here’s the posting schedule for the judging decisions: 1st Aug: Stacked/Good Books and Good Wine 3rd Aug: Bart’s Bookshelf/Presenting Lenore 5th Aug: I’m Booking It 7th Aug: Beth Fish Reads And the judging decisions have begun (bitten fingernails time): 1st […](image)

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Second Round Decisionsbookgazing

Thu, 14 Jul 2011 08:42:21 +0000

The ink-shed of the first round is over and the books that have moved on have new matches to gather their strength for. Check back regularly to find all the NHYA 2011 second round decisions. July 11th: Fiction State of Mind judged ‘The Red Umbrella’ by Christina Gonzalezand ‘Five Flavors of Dumb’ by Anthony John. ‘Five […](image)

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Second Round Schedule and BracketsbookgazingNHYA2ndround

Thu, 30 Jun 2011 12:36:44 +0000

All the judging decisions for NHYA are now in, so we know which books will be moving into the second round. Of course, what you want to know is what kind of agonisingly tough judging decisions have our second round judges been left to make!  Check out our handy graphic to see which books will meet in the […](image)

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First Round Decisionsbookgazing

Wed, 15 Jun 2011 08:32:09 +0000

Here we go! Check in every other day from 13th June until 29th June to see this post updated with the decisions from the first round of judging. Good luck to all our authors. Jun 13th: This Purple Crayon and Book Addiction judged ‘The Red Umbrella’ by Christina Gonzalez and ‘Tell Us We’re Home’ by Marina […](image)

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Have Your Say on Nerds Heart YAbookgazingtake the microphone

Thu, 09 Jun 2011 22:09:48 +0000

Before our first round judges start making their decisions we’d really like to hear from you about the books on the NHYA 2011 short-list. I mean, what’s a book tournament without STRONG OPINIONS from readers, right? If you are getting ready to use your srs frowny face if a certain book doesn’t move on we’d […](image)

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Nerds Heart YA 2011 – Giveawaybookgazing

Wed, 25 May 2011 00:00:04 +0000

This year thanks to our generous short-listed authors, we have a fabulous package of goodies to give away before the Nerds Heart YA 2011 tournament begins. We’ve got two prize packs to give away: Prize Pack One Signed copy of ‘The Kid Table’ – Andrea Seigel Signed paperback copy of ‘Monsoon Summer’ – Mitali Perkins Signed […](image)

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2011 BracketsbookgazingNHYA brackets 2011

Mon, 16 May 2011 11:22:21 +0000

Below you can see a graphical representation of the NHYA 2011 Brackets (click to enlarge). The graphic shows which books are matched against each other in the first round, as well as which judges books could potentially filter through to in later rounds. The brackets are colour coded into pairs and I’ll quickly explain that system, using […](image)

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