Scholastic Book Fairs Spring 2013 National Middle School Student Crew Contest
Enter for a chance to win a credit of 2,000 Scholastic Dollars™ redeemable through the Scholastic Book Fairs School Resource Catalog
or at a Scholastic Book Fairs warehouse location, plus a visit to your school from Brandon Mull, author of the first book in the new Spirit Animals
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Contest open to middle schools, junior high schools, the 6th - 8th grade levels of K-8 schools, and the 6th - 8th grade levels of K-12 schools in the U.S. and D.C. that use student volunteers (a Student Crew) to conduct a Scholastic Book Fair between May 12, 2013 and December 14, 2013. Entries must be post-marked by midnight December 27, 2013. Void where prohibited by law.
Book Fairs conducted between December 15, 2013 and May 10, 2014 will be eligible for the Spring 2014 contest.
Employees, and members of their families living in the same household, of Scholastic Book Fairs, Inc., its parent, subsidiaries, brokers, distributors, dealers, retailers, affiliates, and its advertising, promotion and production agencies, are not eligible to enter.
One first-place winning school will receive a credit of 2,000 Scholastic Dollars redeemable through the Scholastic Book Fairs School Resource Catalog or at a Scholastic Book Fairs warehouse location, plus a personal appearance by author Brandon Mull. Brandon Mull will be available for autographs and will co-host special school assemblies to accommodate the schoolís student enrollment, up to a maximum of three (3) assemblies. Assemblies will recognize the Book Fair achievements of the Student Crew and will include a question and answer exchange with students. A drawing for door prizes will also be conducted prior to the conclusion of each assembly. Scholastic Book Fairsí targeted date for the appearance is May 6, 2014. In the event it is impossible for the school to hold the event on that date, the appearance will be targeted between April 1, 2014 and May 16, 2014, depending on the winning schoolís desire and the availability of Brandon Mull. Date, times and location for appearance will be agreed upon between Scholastic, Brandon Mull, and the winning school no later than March 3, 2014.
Four individual second-place winning schools will each receive a credit of 1,000 Scholastic Dollars redeemable through the Scholastic Book Fairs School Resource Catalog
or at a Scholastic Book Fairs warehouse location.
Up to eight individual schools will be awarded the Presidentís Award for Exceptional Performance
. Judges will select up to eight individual schools who performed exceptionally in a single area related to promoting or conducting the Book Fair, including: theme, decorations, advertising tactics, student engagement activities, principal/faculty involvement activities, Book Fair rally, Family Event, All for Books™, Grand Event, volunteer team effectiveness, Student Crew, or What Would You Do for Reading?™ challenge. Each winning school will win a credit of 500 Scholastic Dollars redeemable through the Scholastic Book Fairs School Resource Catalog
or at a Scholastic Book Fairs warehouse location.
Scholastic Dollars must be redeemed within 180 days from the date of issuance.
HOW TO ENTER:
Complete the official entry form
and send us your story about how you and your Student Crew planned and conducted the most successful Book Fair event your school has ever seen (500-word maximum). Provide details on ideas and strategies that you and your Student Crew volunteer team developed and implemented to attract and increase student and adult interest in the Book Fair, as well as in books and in reading. Include information on activities, programs, contests, challenges, special events, and advertising strategies used to promote your Book Fair, as well as to encourage students, parents, grandparents, and faculty to attend and participate in the Book Fair and in reading activities. Be sure to include photographs of materials and activities and of your volunteer team in action. Please provide printed copies of all photos and the 500-word essay. Electronic submissions, incomplete or illegible entries will not be considered. Entry forms can be accessed here
or on the back cover of the Ideas Guidebook.
MAIL YOUR ENTRY TO:
Scholastic Book Fairs
Fall 2013 National Middle School Student Crew Contest #20
1080 Greenwood Blvd.
Lake Mary, FL 32746
Remember to include supporting photos and a 500-word or less description of activities with your completed Entry Form. You may enter the contest only once per Book Fair event. By entering, entrants agree to abide by these rules, warrant and represent that (i) their entry is original work, (ii) they are the sole and exclusive owner of the entry; (iii) the entry will not infringe on any rights of any third parties; (iv) any third parties appearing in the photos have given entrant appropriate consent to be used herein, and grant to Scholastic Book Fairs the right to edit, publish, promote and otherwise use their entries without further notice or compensation.
Scholastic Book Fairs is not responsible for late, lost, stolen, misdirected, damaged, mutilated, postage due, incomplete, or illegible entries or mail.
All entries will be held for 90 days from the date of official winner announcement. Only entries accompanied by a check or money order (no cash) payable to Scholastic Book Fairs in the amount of five dollars ($5) for shipping and handling will be returned after 90 days.
Eligible entries will be evaluated and winners selected based on the following equally-weighted criteria:
- Originality and creativity of ideas, activities, themes, materials, and programs developed to promote the Book Fair, books, and reading.
- Quantity and effectiveness of ideas organized and executed by the Student Crew to attract and increase student, parent, grandparent, faculty, and community interest in the Book Fair, books, and reading.
Entries will be judged on content, not presentation. Entries will be judged by marketing professionals from Scholastic Book Fairs, Inc.
Winners will be notified the week of February 10, 2014, by mail, email, and/or telephone.
Each winning school will be required to sign, have notarized, and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release form. Both forms must be returned within seven (7) days of prize notification or an alternate winner may be selected.
All entrants, as a condition of entry, agree to release and hold harmless Scholastic Book Fairs, Inc., its parent, affiliates, subsidiaries, agents, and employees from any and all liability for injuries or damages of any kind sustained through participation in this contest and/or possession, acceptance, misuse and/or use of a prize once accepted and/or any participation in any contest-related activity and/or for any claims based on publicity rights, defamation, invasion of privacy, copyright or trademark infringement, or any other intellectual property-related cause of action.
No substitutions, transfers, or assignments of prizes are allowed, except by Scholastic Book Fairs, Inc. in case of prize unavailability, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded. Scholastic Book Fairs, Inc. shall have the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the contest at any time, without notice. All taxes on prizes and unspecified expenses are solely the responsibility of the winners.
All entrants, as a condition of entry, grant to Scholastic Book Fairs, Inc. the right to use photos, ideas, materials, and information from entries, including winnerís name, likeness, hometown, biographical information, and entry for purposes of advertising and promotion, including in Planning Kit materials and on the Scholastic website, www.scholastic.com
without further notice or compensation, except where prohibited by law.
For the names of the prizewinners (available after February 17, 2014), send a self-addressed stamped envelope by March 10, 2014, to: Scholastic Book Fairs, Fall 2013 National MS Student Crew Contest #20 Winnersí List, 1080 Greenwood Blvd., Lake Mary, FL 32746
Scholastic Book Fairs, Inc., 1080 Greenwood Blvd., Lake Mary, FL 32746