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Star Wars Reads Contest (6 to 8)

OFFICIAL RULES

                  1. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. To enter, student must write an original story (up to two pages) that begins with this line: “A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…” Entries must be no longer than two pages. Entries may be handwritten or typed, but note that legibility is essential. All submissions must include all required contact information: student name and grade level; teacher name; and school name, address, and phone number. Send all entries to: Star Wars Reads Contest (6 to 8), PO Box 714, New York, NY 10013-0714. All entries must be received by November 10, 2017. No other means of entry accepted.

                  2. Winners will be selected based on the equally weighted criteria of originality, execution, and creativity. Winners will be notified on or about December 22, 2017. 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 US schools in grades 6 through 8 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. One (1) Grand-Prize Winner will receive a Deluxe Prize Pack that includes books, a BB-8 droid, and other Star Wars–related items. In addition, the Grand Prize includes a Star Wars Classroom Party with a visit from a special-effects artist who will teach students some special-effects makeup skills. The date of that party will be scheduled by Scholastic in coordination with the winning student’s teacher and the makeup artist. (Approximate retail value of this prize is $3,000.)

Ten (10) Runners-Up will receive a Super Star Wars Prize Pack Library. (Approximate retail value of this prize is $100.)

                  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 winners. The winner may 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 the 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. The 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, the 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 nonparticipation in any Media Events.

                  7. The names of the prizewinners (available after January 5, 2018) will be listed on the Sponsor website at: scholastic.com/clubcontests. You may also obtain the list of winners by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Winners List, Star Wars Reads Contest (6 to 8), PO Box 714, New York, NY 10013-0714, by February 2, 2018.

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