Why I’m a Star Reader Essay Contest


1. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. To enter, students must write an essay that speaks to this title prompt: “Why I’m a Star Reader.” Entries should be no longer than two pages. Each entry must include student, teacher, and school names; grade and age; and school address and phone number. Student’s grade level must be written clearly on the front of the envelope. Entries must be mailed to: Grade ___ , Star Reader Essay Contest, P.O. Box 714, New York, NY 10013-0714. Entries must be received by September 30, 2014. No other means of entry accepted. 

2. Winners will be selected based on the equally weighted criteria of originality, creativity, and execution. Winners will be notified on or about October 10, 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. Contest is open to students attending U.S. schools in grades 2 through 6 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 at each grade level—grade 2, grade 3, grade 4, grade 5, and grade 6—who will appear in the January 2015 Scholastic Reading Club grade-specific flyer. Winner will also receive a collection of ten (10) books from the grade-specific monthly catalog offer for which he or she has been chosen. (Approximate retail value of this prize is $50.)  

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 and his or her guest. 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 October 24, 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, September Star Reader Essay Contest, P.O. Box 714, New York, NY 10013-0714, by November 7, 2014.

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