Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Participating & Winning the #SummerReadingSelfie Contest



Clifford and +Scholastic wanted kids of all ages to take a picture of themselves with the book they were reading this summer. This picture would be of themselves in any place holding the book of their choice to participate in the #SummerReadingSelfie contest. This contest had very simple rules to follow and anyone could participate as long as they had an Instagram account. Simply take the picture of yourself and the book and tag @ScholasticInc on a public photo via Instagram. Simple, right?

Once I saw the advertisement on Facebook for this contest, I just knew I had to get involved myself. I didn't have an Instagram account yet but I thought it would be fun to get one since friends have one, and I'm always seeing neat things and contests all over the internet being specifically on Instagram. 

So, I figured, okay why not. I will go ahead and give the contest a shot and enter on my own with the book I am currently reading. This book was written by a fellow author and someone I admire dearly, Jolie Du PrĂ©. Her book is entitled "Benton: A Zombie Novel" and can be found on Amazon for both paperback and Kindle. I have a personally signed copy of the book myself (Thanks again Jolie!) and I absolutely love it. Information on both books can be found at the end of this post. 

As I entered the contest for fun and not thinking I would win, I was in for a shock when I got the notice from @ScholasticInc that I was one of the winners. I needed to e-mail them my home address to a specific email and then shortly after I would receive my prize in the mail. I was so excited, I thanked them on the post for selecting me and sent the e-mail right away. 

Yesterday I received my prize package with the following contents:



 (1) EVEREADY© lantern

Ten (10) Summer Reading bookmarks
 Five (5) Read Every Day. Lead a Better Life. bracelets




One (1) Deluxe set of Read Every Day. Lead a Better Life. posters


(I'm donating most of these too I'm keeping the fourth on the first row and the second on bottom)


One (1) reading tote bag



Four (4) EVEREADY© flashlights

Two (2) EVEREADY© battery packs





One (1) copy of Mission: Mars! By Pascal Lee

Two (2) Magic School Bus activity posters

One (1) copy of Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System


Now seeing as I do not have any children of my own there are quite a few things that I received that I am planning on donating to a local preschool and daycare facility called Zoon Around located in Fernley NV. I am waiting on a response from them to find out if they are able to accept donations however, so fingers crossed they can. I'd love to help them promote reading in school. Otherwise, I may have to talk to some of my local friends who are also parents of little ones who would absolutely love some of the items I am sure for their little ones. 

Over all I was excited with the easiness of this contest and I really hope Scholastic runs more contests like this that you and your family can enjoy as well!



WHAT TYPES OF BOOKS DOES YOUR FAMILY READ?

35 comments:

  1. I saw this as well, I thought it was a great contest!

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  2. That is an awesome prize. Congrats on winning. My kids LOVE reading.

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  3. I remember reading the Magic School Bus when I was a kid. That's the best part of the pack. Everything else seems really advertorial.

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  4. What an awesome contest. Reading is such an important thing for kids (and adults).

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  5. Great contest. So weird but my daughter loves collecting book marks.

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  6. Such a neat contest. I like to read biographies the most, and my kids like to be read the classics.

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  7. Scholastic is such a great company. I love their books and couldn't wait to get the flyers when I was a kid so I could bug my mom for more books.

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    1. You were like me! I loved circling the items I wanted and begging for them. I would do extra chores so I could earn money for the books. :]

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  8. What a cool contest. Anything we, as parents, can do to keep our kids interested in reading is great.

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  9. I love scholastic. My kiddo is about to head into school they will be sending home the scholastic flyers. I miss the magic school bus too

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    1. The magic school bus show is on Netflix if you have that! :]

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  10. What a super fun contest - congrats on winning! My son loves all types of books (about dinosaurs, caterpillars, ABCs, cars) and I'm all into chick-lit. :)

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  11. I love programs like these that get children excited about reading. My children love dinosaur books and dog books right now - oh and the Berenstain Bears are HUGE here right now!

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  12. We love Scholastic! Not only do they have awesome books, but they have great reading programs too.

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  13. we all read different styles of books. I prefer YA and adult romance. congrats on the win

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  14. Congratulations! That looks like a great contest! I love Scholastic Books so much and place orders from them several times a year.

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  15. What an awesome contest! Congrats on winning. I don't think I would have participated as I am reading 50 Shades of Grey at the moment. LOL

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  16. This is such a great contest. Congratulations on your win. Reading is a great way to adventure.

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  17. Congratulations! It's always fun to win a contest, especially when you aren't expecting it!

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  18. What a great contest to encourage reading! I love to see companies do stuff like that! Reading is really important to my family, and we set aside time each day to read. M y daughter loves reading fairy books, and I have a soft spot for vampire novels lol!

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  19. Wonderful contest. Looks like a great prize package. Congrats.

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  20. Congrats on winning! My boys like animal, adventure, and sports books.

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  21. What a great contest, reading is so important for kids. My son just finished reading The Giver.

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  22. That is so exciting! What an awesome giveaway.

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  23. Congrats on your winnings! What a fun prize pack!

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  24. I think it's wonderful that you're donating what you can't use to those who can. You're a sweetheart!

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  25. What a fun prize! I'm ordering scholastic for my son right now. We love any and all books.

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  26. We read a ton of books this summer, I wonder which she would choose for her photo. Probably the one her daddy bought her. :)

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  27. Congratulations!!! What a fun contest! We usually read romantic novels.

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  28. Congratulations on your win! What a fun contest! We love Scholastic!

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  29. Cool contest! That's awesome. I've never heard of this one before.

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  30. cool contest. will enter, thanks!

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  31. My family loves reading too! I love how-to books myself.

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  32. This is a great contest! Reading skills are so important to learn as a child.

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  33. Congratulations on being one of the winners! I still have a Clifford book on my shelf in case anyone with younger kids drops by. Reading rocks.

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