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#YASummerShowdown 2016, Epilogue: Time Of Your Life

Another year of Showdown is in the books!

#YASummerShowdown 2016, Epilogue: Time Of Your Life

PreviouslyGotta Catch 'Em All

18 teams and 7 weeks later, Showdown 2016 is DONE. Let's take a final look back on this year's competition?

2016 YA Mixology

For YA Mixology, teams created cocktail recipes with mocktail versions to be judged by their fellow Showdown players. The complete list of cocktails can be found here, with full recipes to posted soon. (I don't know; did Gamemaker HQ imbibe a Showdown cocktail too many to post the recipes in time? WE MAY NEVER KNOW.)

Congratulations to the following winning cocktails!

Prettiest Presentation
FYAVBC's Sanguine

Most Creative Adaptation
AVLFYA's What's Your Damage Heather?

Best Mocktail (tie)
KCFYA's Dorothy Must Drink (Responsibly)
FYAON's Anna and the French Vanilla Kiss

Our New Favourite Party Drink (tie)
CLTFYA's Charlotte, NC  Daring Salted Caramel Chocolate Martini
FYAVWA's Long Isla Iced Tea

Cheers, y'all!


2016 YA Melee

As you may recall, we recruited a panel of kickass authors to judge photo hunt submissions inspired by their own books back in Book 2. And now, the results for #2016 ya melee are in!

Adi Alsaid (Never Always Sometimes) chooses KCFYA!

Jenny Han (Always and Forever, Lara Jean) chooses LRFYA!

Ashley Hope Pérez (Out of Darkness) chooses SFFYA!

Jennifer E. Smith (Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between) chooses SFFYA!

Siobhan Vivian (The Last Boy and Girl in the World) chooses SFFYA!

FYABC Yearbooks

As one final send-off to Showdown 2016, teams created YA high school yearbooks. Now presenting the Showdown Class of 2016!

AVLFYA: Sunnydale High School (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

KCFYA: Rosewood High School (Pretty Little Liars)

KCMOFYA: Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

LRFYA: School of America in Paris (Anna and the French Kiss)

LONFYA: Dother Hall (Georgia Nicolson)

OAKFYA: Mademoiselle Geraldine's Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality (Finishing School)

FYAON: Watford School fo Magicks (Carry On)

PGHFYA: Shadyside High School (Fear Street)

SFFYA: Aglionby Academy (The Raven Cycle)

Gamemaker Council: Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (Harry Potter)

Final Standings

So how close was the race to the top? Only 16 points separated 3rd and 6th place, ZOMG. Big ups to the teams that just missed the podium!


OAKFYA (572 points, 6th place); FYAON (578 points, 5th place); LONFYA (582 points, 4th place)

With 588 points, the 3rd place team is KCFYA!

KCFYA receives, courtesy of Simon & Schuster:

•  10 ARCs of Just Kill Me by Adam Sezler

With 615 points, the 2nd place team is LRFYA!

LRFYA receives, courtesy of Penguin Random House:

•  10 ARCs of The Smaller Evil by Stephane Kuehn

•  10 ARCs of The Edge of the Light by Elizabeth George


With 690 points, the winning team of #YASummerShowdown 2016 is SFFYA!

SFFYA receives, courtesy of Little, Brown:

•  10 ARCs of The Memory Book by Lara Avery

•  10 ARCs of Poisoned Blade by Kate Elliott

•  10 ARCs of And the Trees Crept In by Dawn Kurtagich


Congratulations, y'all! (Check the final scoreboard to see the full standings.)

A zillion thanks to every single Showdown player, as well as this year's awesome Junior Gamemakers -- Corrie, Fran, and Jessi -- and, of course, my fellow Head Gamemaker, Alexis!

That's it for this year; stay sweet, Showdown '16!

Relive the #YASummerShowdown action on the Showdown Hub and Instagram (@forever_young_adult)!

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