It’s Okay to Make Mistakes Sweepstakes


NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. To enter, students must complete the activity on the It’s Okay to Makes Mistakes Sweepstakes submission form, which may be found tossed in to Scholastic book boxes or on the Scholastic Reading Club Contests page, The form must include all required contact information: student name, grade level, teacher name, school name, address, and phone number. Send all entries to: It’s Okay to Make Mistakes Sweepstakes, P. O. Box 714, New York, NY 10013-0714. All entries must be received by October 16, 2014. No other means of entry accepted. 

Sweepstakes is open to legal U.S. residents who are students currently attending U.S. schools in grades PreK thought K. Employees, and members of their families living in the same household, of Sponsor, and its affiliates, subsidiaries, and their respective advertising, promotion, and fulfillment agencies (collectively, “Related Entities”), are not eligible to enter. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable laws. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.

One entry per student. By entering, entrants agree to abide by these rules, warrant and represent that their entries are original, and grant to Sponsor the right to edit, publish, promote, and otherwise use their entries without further notice or compensation. Sponsor’s decisions concerning all matters relating to this Sweepstakes shall be final and binding.

Sponsor and Related Entities shall not be liable for (a) telephone, electronic, program, network, Internet, or computer delays, deletions, interruptions, or other failures of any kind; (b) late, lost, damaged, failed, misdirected, incomplete, garbled, unintelligible, or delayed computer messages; or (c) any human error that may occur in the processing of any entry, nor are they responsible for any theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries, whether caused by the sender or any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this Sweepstakes.

ONE (1) Grand-Prize Winner will be selected at random to receive a classroom visit from Todd Parr and original Todd Parr artwork for the winner’s classroom. (Estimated value: $2,500.) TEN (10) Runners-Up will receive a signed copy of It’s Okay to Make Mistakes plus a copy of the book for each student in the winner’s classroom to take home. (Estimated value: $75.) 

Winners will be notified on or about November 18, 2014.

All entrants, as a condition of entry, agree to release Sponsor, the Related Entities and their respective directors, officers, employees, affiliates, distributors, and agencies from any and all liability for injuries or damages of any kind sustained through participation in this Sweepstakes or use of a prize once accepted.

No cash substitutions, transfers, or assignments of prizes allowed, except by Sponsor in case of unavailability, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded.

The winner will be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release within seven (7) days of notification attempt or an alternate winner may be selected. By accepting the prize, each winner grants to Sponsor the right to use his or her name, likeness, hometown, biographical information, and entry for purposes of advertising and promotion without further notice or compensation, except where prohibited by law. One or more winners may also be required to attend and participate in media and/or public relations events (the “Media Events”) designated by Sponsor and/or requested by various media outlets. Upon Sponsor’s request, and subject to winner’s availability, each winner agrees to participate in such Media Events without any further compensation. Sponsor shall have the right, in its sole discretion, to choose the winners it wishes to participate in such Media Events. By accepting the prize, all winners, whether or not chosen to participate in such Media Events, agree to release Sponsor, Related Entities and their respective officers, directors, agents and employees, and hold each of them harmless, from any claims relating to their selection, non-selection, participation, or nonparticipation in any Media Events.

For the names of the prizewinners (available after January 6, 2015), go to or mail a self-addressed, stamped envelope by January 29, 2015, to: Winners List, It’s Okay to Make Mistakes Sweepstakes, P.O. Box 714, New York, NY 10013-0714.

Sweepstakes Sponsor: Scholastic Inc., 557 Broadway, New York, NY 10012