Previously: Showdown 2016 begins!
After two weeks of puzzle solving, artifact hunting, and photo hunting, Book 1 of #YASummerShowdown is in, well, the books! Let's see what our 18 competing teams have been up to this past fortnight.
Puzzle 1: The Cliché Who Jumbled the Puzzle
This year, the artifact hunt spans the entire duration of Showdown gameplay, with new items added at the start of each Book. Here's a look at the Book 1 items and submissions!
• Perform an act of public (and non-illegal) YA graffiti (#graffiti ya)
• Photoshop the Golden Girls reading your club's favourite FYABC pick (#golden ya)
• YAngelize via mail, by sending someone a postcard with a YA recommendation (#postcard meets fya)
• Find a unicorn in the wild (#unicorn ya)
Check out the rest of the artifact hunt submissions here!
Photo Hunt Highlights
Photo hunt bonuses were applied for submissions taken at local teen haunts. Check out all of the Book 1 photo hunt submisions here! (Pro-tip to teams: LRFYA made a Goodreads shelf of all the photo hunt books!)
KCFYA is feeling All the Feels.
ATXFYA carrying on with their carry-on and their Carry On.
FYAVWA perform an Encore to an Empty Room.
CLTFYA heads for the Exit, Pursued by a Bear: a tragedy in three parts.
FYAVWA submits The Geek's Guide to Unrequited Love.
PGHFYA has a Girl Against the Universe.
Meanwhile, FYAVBC has a Girl in the Shadows.
FYADFW created the tastiest Goldfish cover.
LONFYA's Impostor Queen is loose on the streets of London!
FYAON's Mad Fat Diary includes cupcakes and a Fault in Our Stars anecdote.
SFFYA discovers The Only Thing Worse Than Me Is
YAAAAAASS, SFFYA is Outrunning the Moon.
LRFYA's Queens of Bright and Shiny Things hung out with Bill Clinton (for real!).
KCMO takes A Step Towards Falling.
FYAON found Wild Swans.
Our first look at the scoreboard has 2014 Showdown champ SFFYA leading the way, with LONFYA and FYAON... (l)on their trail. Check the scoreboard for the full standings!
Book 2 Preview
With the end of Book 1 comes the start of Book 2: Electric Boogaloo! Full deets will be available on the Showdown Hub, but the next photo hunt bonus juuuuuust might involve these YA superstars...
Adi Alsaid (Never Always Sometimes), Jenny Han (Always and Forever, Lara Jean), Ashley Hope Pérez (Out of Darkness), Jennifer E. Smith (Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between), and Siobhan Vivian (The Last Boy and Girl in the World)
See y'all back here on Monday, July 18th to dish over Book 2!
Next: History Has Its Eyes on YA
Team sign-ups will be open for the entire duration of Showdown; contact [email protected] to join the fun at any time!