The Word Collector Classroom Contest


                  1. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. To enter, each student in a class must choose a “feeling word” and write it on a piece of paper (no larger than 9" x 11"), illustrated in a way that helps to explain what the word means to the student. Teacher must collect each student’s creation and submit them in a single envelope as a classroom entry under the teacher’s name. Each student drawing must have the teacher’s name; grade level; and school name, address, and phone number. Entries must be sent to The Word Collector Classroom Contest, PO Box 714, New York, NY, 10013-0714 and received no later than February 15, 2019. No other means of entry accepted.

                  2. Winners will be selected based on the equally weighted criteria of diversity of words and clarity and quality of execution. Winners will be notified on or about March 14, 2019. Scholastic Book Clubs, Inc. (“Sponsor”) is not responsible for late, lost, misdirected, damaged, incomplete, or illegible entries or mail.

                  3. Contest is open to all teachers who are US residents and currently teaching in US schools in kindergarten through grade 3. 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 reading corner makeover in the winning classroom.  Makeover may include bookshelves, a listening library, signed books, and an original work of art by Peter H. Reynolds. (Approximate Retail Value: $2,500.) Ten (10) Runners-Up will receive a signed Peter H. Reynolds book collection. (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 winners. The winners 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 winners grant 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 winners 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 winners agree to participate in such Media Events without any further compensation. By accepting the prize, the winners agree 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 March 29, 2019) will be posted at Or you can send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to The Word Collector Classroom Contest Winners List, PO Box 714, New York, NY 10013-0714. Sponsor: Scholastic Book Clubs, Inc., 557 Broadway, New York, NY 10012