I just learned about this and it looks like a pretty intriguing contest.
Also, while it says "prose," I emailed Joanna Beth of Quiddity and she said that trailers for poetry manuscripts and full-length books (no chapbooks) are also welcome! Great news!
Here are the details and a link to the full guidelines if you'd like to participate. Deadline: October 20, 2010
Book Trailer Contest for Writers and Small Presses
Two prizes of $350 as well as broadcast, Web, and print promotion by Quidditywill be awarded—one prize each in the categories Manuscripts and Books. (Runners-up and/or honorable mentions may also be selected.) This contest closes October 20, 2010 (postmark deadline).
Here are the two categories:
MANUSCRIPTS This category awards for a video trailer for an unpublished book-length work of prose that has not yet found its home with a publisher (i.e., is not under contract for production in any manner, including electronic, on-demand, or vanity publishing). Chapbooks are not eligible. Entries must be submitted by the writer. Writers may submit one video trailer for a manuscript.
• BOOKS This category awards for a video trailer for a book-length work of prose that either has been recently (January 2008 – present) published by or is forthcoming from a small or independent press that publishes fewer than ten titles per year. Vanity publishers and on-demand printers are not eligible. Chapbooks are not eligible. Entries must be submitted by the publisher. Publishers may submit one video trailer each for up to three books.
Full guidelines are linked here.
Also, Terresa at The Chocolate Chip Waffle is hosting a poetry contest on the topic of SPRING, but it ends today. Cute prize of homemade bows for all the people who love the pretty things in life.