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#YASummerShowdown 2017, Part I: Game Faces On

The Showdown teams put their best faces forward!

#YASummerShowdown 2017, Part I: Game Faces On

Previously: Welcome to Paradise

With the artifact hunt and photo hunt finally underway, #YASummerShowdown 2017 is officially in full swing! Let's check out what the teams have been up to these past two weeks.

Puzzle 2: Puzzle Us This

For Puzzle 2, teams had to identify a book and its author by rearranging a scrambled opening paragraph. The speediest solvers were LRFYA, LONFYA, and AVLFYA. Can you figure it out? (Check here to see if you're correct!)

Artifact Hunt

Just like last year, the artifact hunt now spans the entire duration of Showdown gameplay, with new items added at the start of each Part. Here's a look at the Part I items and submissions!

•  Use a Snapchat filter on a face on a YA cover (#oh snap ya)


•  Find a stranger matching a YA cover (#wild cover cosplay)



•  Match Big Face covers to real faces (#big face showdown)


  Design a coffee order inspired by a YA character (#fya coffee)


•  Take turns adding to stories with contributions from each Showdown team (#exquisite corpse fya)

In all honesty, I’ve watched enough teen romantic comedies that it shouldn’t have taken me so long to figure out the answer. What we needed was a makeover montage.

-- From FYADAL's section of "Prom: The Final Frontier"

Because if you’ve seen Teen Wolf (and who hasn’t) you know that no one can beat a werewolf on a court or a field. No one. I looked like an idiot out there.

-- From FYAVWA's section of "YA Soccer Showdown"

•  Organize a bookcase and highlight a few particular titles (#fya bookshelf hunt)



•  Plan a mystery hike led by a YA character (#mysterYAy hike)


Check out the rest of the artifact hunt submissions here!

Photo Hunt

This year's photo hunt has an exciting new twist, with each title only able to be used only once during the entire competition. Which means spreading the YA love for tons of different titles!

All the Feels by Danika Stone (KCMOFYA)

The Boomerang Effect by Gordon Jack (KCFYA)

Freya by Matthew Laurence (FYAON)


Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer (AVLFYA)

Long May She Reign by Rhiannon Thomas (LRFYA)

Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde (CLTFYA)

The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon (LONFYA)

Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake (CIFYA)

Unplugged by Donna Freitas (FYAVWA)

Check out the rest of the photo hunt submissions here!

Scoreboard Update

Which team has the early lead over the rest of the pack? Check the scoreboard for the full standings!

Interlude Preview

Showdown is taking it easy during this holiday week! But us gamemakers are in a giving spirit, and we're hoping that the teams will be too... (EDIT: Whoops, spoke a little too soon! But at least we lean great.)

See y'all back here on Monday, July 10th to dish over the Interlude!

Next: Interlude

Team sign-ups will be open for the entire duration of Showdown; contact to join the fun at any time!

Follow 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.