James Patterson and Scholastic Book Clubs Classroom Library Giveaway 2019



ELIGIBILITY: Patterson Partnership 2019 (the “Sweepstakes”) is open only to legal residents of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and US territories, ages 18 or older, who are currently teaching in a US school in any grade from PreK through 12 (“participants” or “entrants”). DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE SWEEPSTAKES IF YOU ARE NOT A LEGAL US RESIDENT 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER. Employees, officers, and directors of Scholastic Book Clubs, Inc. (“Sponsor”), its affiliated and subsidiary companies, advertising and promotional agencies, and suppliers of promotional materials and services, and any other entity engaged in any way in the development, production, printing, distribution, or execution of the Sweepstakes, including but not limited to James Patterson, JBP Business, LLC, Hachette Book Group, Inc., and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, advertising and promotion agencies, manufacturers or distributors of Sweepstakes materials (collectively “Related Entities”), and members of the immediate family or household of such individuals are not eligible. (“Immediate family” means spouse and parents, siblings, and children and their spouses, whether or not residing with the ineligible individual.)

SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD: The Sweepstakes Period will start 4/2/19 at 9:00 a.m. ET and end 7/31/19 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Sponsor’s computer is the official timekeeping device for the Sweepstakes.


SWEEPSTAKES ENTRIES will be accepted through the Sweepstakes Period. Entry is made by completing and submitting the entry form at: Completing this questionnaire includes, among other things, providing a school and personal email address, a Scholastic Book Clubs Customer Number (if the applicant has an account), a phone number, and a physical address. By entering, you acknowledge and agree that Sponsor may, but is not obligated to, publish or post any or all entries, whether selected as a winner or not, in its Book Club catalog(s) or other materials, on its website(s), or any of its pages on any other site(s), including, but not limited to, social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and/or Instagram, and may be used for any other legal purpose, including, without limitation, advertising in any and all media.

SWEEPSTAKES DRAWINGS: Drawing will be conducted by Sponsor on or about August 2, 2019. Odds of winning a prize depend upon the number of eligible entries received. Sponsor will announce all the winners on or about September 5, 2019, at the Scholastic Book Clubs Patterson Partnership page: Sponsor will contact winners via direct email and via a mailed notification letter.

ENTRY RESTRICTIONS: Participants must fully comply with these Official Rules. Any use of an automated entry device, robotic, repetitive, mechanically reproduced, automatic, programmed, or similar entry methods or agents (including, but not limited to, sweepstakes/contest-entry services) are prohibited and will void all Sweepstakes entries by that entrant.



Teachers (with 4+ years teaching):

  1. FOUR THOUSAND (4,000) Winners will be selected to receive a James Patterson and Scholastic Book Clubs Classroom Library Grant in the amount of two hundred fifty dollars ($250). These funds are provided to the individual teacher and not the school and are to be used only for the purchase of books for the winning teacher’s classroom library. In addition, the winning teachers will receive two hundred fifty (250) Scholastic Book Clubs Bonus Points to be used toward books for their classrooms (ARV: $260).

New Teachers (with 03 years teaching): 

  1. FIVE HUNDRED (500) Winners will be selected to receive a James Patterson and Scholastic Book Clubs Classroom Library Grant in the amount of five hundred dollars ($500). These funds are provided to the individual teacher and not the school and are to be used only for the purchase of books for the winning teacher’s classroom library. In addition, the winning teachers will receive five hundred (500) Scholastic Book Clubs Bonus Points to be used toward books for their classrooms (ARV: $520).

Winners will have two options for receiving their grants. 

  1. Winners may have funds deposited directly into their Scholastic Book Clubs account. Winners opting for this delivery mechanism who do not already have a Scholastic Book Clubs account will have one created for them by Scholastic. Delivery of funds will occur within a week of a winner confirming his or her choice of delivery. OR
  2. Winners may receive funds in the form of a check made out and delivered directly to the winner (and not the school). Winners will be required to provide a completed personal W-9 form to Scholastic and will be responsible for any taxes incurred as a result of the award. Winners must also confirm their mailing address as part of choosing this form of delivery.
    Delivery of funds in check form will take up to two months after a winner has confirmed his or her choice of delivery. Notwithstanding payment directly to the teacher by check payable to them personally, Winners acknowledge and agree that the funds are to be used only to purchase books in order to build their classroom libraries.

Any prize not claimed by December 31, 2019, will be forfeited. 

WINNER NOTIFICATION: Winners will be notified by email and USPS mail on or about Thursday, September 5, 2019. A complete Winners List will be announced at on or about September 5, 2019. Sponsor will have no liability relative to nonreceipt of winner notification. Prizewinners must respond to the email within seventy-two (72) hours to confirm receipt of notification. Prizewinners may be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release (“Release”) by the date specified. Noncompliance with these requirements will result in disqualification and forfeiture of prize; and in such event, prize will be awarded to another randomly selected participant. If Sponsor is unable to contact a potential prizewinner or no response is provided, such potential prizewinner will forfeit the prize and will be disqualified, no further participation in the Sweepstakes by such person will be permitted, and an alternate winner will be selected. By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants accept and agree to these rules and the decisions of Sponsor, which shall be final and binding.

Except where prohibited, participation in the Sweepstakes and acceptance of prize constitute Winner’s consent to Sponsor’s use of Winner’s name, likeness, image, and/or voice (including photograph, film, and/or recording of the same), and state of residence for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, for an unlimited period of time without further payment or consideration for the purpose of promoting this Sweepstakes (including any outcome).

GENERAL CONDITIONS: Sponsor and its agencies are not responsible for incomplete information, incomplete transmission, or faulty network connections, telephone, computer server/system/software failure of any kind, and/or delayed, garbled, or corrupted data. Any attempts by an individual to access the Sweepstakes or website via a bot script or other brute-force attack will result in that IP address becoming ineligible. Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or website, to be acting in violation of the Official Rules or any laws, or to be attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes by cheating, hacking, deception, misappropriation, infringement, or any other unfair playing practices/poor sportsmanship, or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other entrants/persons. Sponsor and its agencies are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect, incomplete, or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing errors, or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to, malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software (beyond Sponsor’s control); (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Sweepstakes; (4) technical or human error that may occur in the administration of the Sweepstakes or the processing of entries for the Sweepstakes; or (5) any injury or damage to property that may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, by entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use or misuse of any prize. All entries in the Sweepstakes are subject to verification. Without limiting the foregoing, an entry in the Sweepstakes will be automatically void if it is determined to be the product of an automated or mass-entry attempt (that is, not manually keystroked). No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded. In the event that production, printing, digital, or programming failures, or other reasons or any errors, cause more than the stated number of prizes to be available and/or claimed, Sponsor reserves the right to award only the indicated number of prize(s) (if previously not awarded), by a random drawing among all legitimate eligible claimants for prize(s). Sponsor reserves the right to terminate/cancel the Sweepstakes as a result of any printing, technical, or other errors.

LIABILITY LIMITATIONS: By participating, each participant agrees to release and hold harmless Sponsor and Related Entities from any and all injuries, liability, loss, or damage of any kind to person(s), including death, or property, arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from his/her receipt, acceptance, possession, use, and/or misuse of any prize or from his/her participation in this Sweepstakes, or for any error in the announcement of any prize. 

Sponsor’s failure to enforce any provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

All Sweepstakes entries become the property of Sponsor, subject only to the policies of Sponsor’s privacy policy as posted on its website: If, for any reason, a participant’s entry in the Sweepstakes is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, such participant’s sole remedy is another opportunity to enter the Sweepstakes (as applicable), provided that it is possible to do so (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion).

If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as planned because, for example, of infection by computer virus, worms, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes that Sponsor, in its sole opinion, deems could corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes as intended, Sponsor reserves the right to terminate, modify, or suspend this Sweepstakes, in whole or in part. In such event, notice of such action will be posted at: and Sponsor will conduct the Sweepstakes and select winners in a manner determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion to be fair, appropriate, and consistent with these Official Rules.

CHOICE OF LAW: Sweepstakes shall be governed by the laws of the State of New York without regard to choice of law or conflict of law principles. Any dispute, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected in any way with the Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and brought exclusively in a federal or state court in New York County in New York; any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes (if any), but in no event attorneys’ fees; and under no circumstances will registered participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and registered participant hereby waives all rights to claim, indirect, punitive, incidental, and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. 

WINNERS LIST: To obtain a winners list, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope after September 5, 2019, and no later than October 10, 2019, to Patterson Partnership 2019, PO Box 714, New York, NY 10013-0714, or go to:

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

This sweepstakes is not administered or sponsored by James Patterson, JBP Business, LLC or Hachette Book Group, Inc.