Make Your Own Holiday Contest


                  1. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. To enter, student must create an original holiday including but not limited to what the holiday is called, why it is celebrated, what are its customs, etc. PREK THROUGH GRADE 1 STUDENTS must draw a picture that helps to explain their original holiday. GRADES 2 THROUGH 6 STUDENTS must describe (in two pages or less) their original holiday. Formatting, font size, and the use of graphics or artwork are the decision of each student. All entries must include student, teacher, and school names; grade; and school address and phone number. Entries must be mailed to: Make Your Own Holiday Contest (PreK–1) or Make Your Own Holiday Contest (2–6), P.O. Box 714, New York, NY 10013-0714, by March 6, 2014. No other means of entry accepted. 

                  2. Winners will be selected based on the equally weighted criteria of originality, clarity of thought, and execution. Winners will be notified on or about April 1, 2014. Scholastic Book Clubs, Inc. (“Sponsor”) is not responsible for late, lost, stolen, misdirected, damaged, mutilated, postage-due, incomplete, or illegible entries or mail.

                  3. The Contest is being offered in two different age divisions, PreK through grade 1 and grades 2 through 6, and is open to students attending U.S. schools who are legal residents of the United States. Employees, and members of their families living in the same household, of Sponsor and its parent company, subsidiaries, brokers, distributors, dealers, retailers, affiliates, and their respective advertising, promotion, and production agencies (collectively, the “related entities”) are not eligible to enter. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. One entry per person. 

                  4. There will be one (1) Grand-Prize Winner in each age division who will have his or her original holiday “brought to life” in his or her school. Scholastic Book Clubs will work with the winner’s teacher and/or school administrator in selecting a date for the holiday celebration as well as activities and materials to be involved in the prize fulfillment. (Approximate retail value of this prize is $1000.) 

                  5. Winners, as a condition of entry, agree to release Sponsor, each prize provider in this contest, and their respective related entities from any and all liability for injuries or damages of any kind sustained through participation in this contest and/or use of a prize once accepted.

                  6. 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. All matters relating to this contest shall be subject to Sponsor’s sole discretion, and Sponsor’s decisions shall be final and binding on all entrants and the winner. The winner will be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release within five (5) days of notification attempt or an alternate winner may be selected. By accepting the prize, the winner grants to Sponsor the right to use winner’s name, likeness, hometown, biographical information, and entry for purposes of advertising and promotion without further notice or compensation, except where prohibited by law. Winner may also be asked to attend and participate in media and/or public relations events (the “Media Events”) designated by Sponsor and prize provider and/or requested by various media outlets. Upon Sponsor’s request, and subject to winner’s availability, the winner agrees to participate in such Media Events without any further compensation. By accepting the prize, winner agrees to release Sponsor, prize provider, and their respective related entities and hold each of them harmless from any claims relating to their participation or non-participation in any Media Events. 

                  7. The names of the prizewinners (available after April 1, 2014) will be listed on the Sponsor website at You may also obtain the list of winners by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Winners List, Make Your Own Holiday Contest, P.O. Box 714, New York, NY 10013-0714, by May 9, 2014. 

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