In Da Club: The latest on Forever Young Adult Book Clubs. See More...
YAngelism: Preaching and spreading the gospel of YA to the masses. See More...

#YASummerShowdown 2016: Let the Games Begin!

Year 3 of #YASummerShowdown is officially ON.

#YASummerShowdown 2016: Let the Games Begin!

Seeing as the summer solstice was yesterday, what better way to celebrate the official start of summer than with the kickoff of #YASummerShowdown 2016?

With the reigning champ, #ATLFYA, taking the year off (and a couple of them joining the gamemaker council!), a new #YASummerShowdown winner will be crowned this summer!

As always, the Showdown Hub Tumblr will have the latest scoop on everything Showdown.

•  About #YASummerShowdown: So what is Showdown? Get the DL on the structure and format of the competition.

•  Teams/Scoreboard: Check out the full list of participating teams, with scores updated on Sunday nights.

•  Schedule and Deadlines: Keep track of what's going on in Showdown here!
— This year's Showdown is split up into two-week sections, or Books, for a total of three Books and a week-long Epilogue.
— New artifact hunt items, puzzles, and recaps will be released at the start of each Book.

•  Artifact Hunt: The main component of Showdown is now the artifact hunt, with new items released at the start of each Book!

•  Photo Hunt: The photo hunt list is bigger than ever -- but teams may only submit a limited few for points (and bonus consideration!).

•  YA Mixology: Because booze and books are a perfect pairing.

•  Gamemakers: Meet the gamemaking council -- including veterans from previous Showdowns!

(All links are also available under the "Pages" dropdown menu on the Showdown Hub.)

The artifact hunt and puzzle for Book I are already up on the Hub. And team sign-ups will be open for the entire duration of Showdown; contact [email protected] to join the fun at any time!

Happy hunting, y'all!

Follow the #YASummerShowdown action on the Showdown Hub and FYA Instagram (@forever_young_adult), and check back here for the Book I recap on July 4th!

Mandy Wan's photo About the Author: Residing in Edmonton, AB, Mandy unabashedly loves YA lit, frozen desserts, and terrible puns.