Raise a Reader: Frequently Asked Questions

PARTICIPATION and CONTEST DETAILS

Thank you for your interest in the Raise a Reader program. Please see if your question appears below. If you have additional questions not answered here, contact us at RaiseAReader@Meredith.com. You also can find resources online at: parents.com/raise-a-reader.

Please click here to read the full rules for both the School Challenge and Family Challenge contests.

If you are experiencing difficulties logging in or registering, we encourage you to try again later.

How many contests are associated with the Raise a Reader program?

This year, there are two contests: the School Challenge contest and the Family Challenge contest.

Who can participate in the two contests?

For the School Challenge contest: Open to accredited preschools, elementary schools, and secondary schools in the 50 United States and the District of Columbia. The same schools and students who participated last year can participate this year. Only after school and recreational reading qualifies. All other reading, such as for homework and/or as part of a homeschool curriculum will not be accepted. Please note entrants who have won any prize in a past School Challenge contest are ineligible and will be disqualified. Please click here. to read the full rules.

For the Family Challenge contest: Open to parents with and without school-age kids. Parents reading to toddlers and preschoolers can participate along with parents with kids enrolled in school. The same kids who participated last year can participate this year. Please click here to read the full rules.

What are the prizes for the contests?

For the School Challenge contest: One (1) participating school that logged the most reading minutes will be awarded with a $5,000 stipend to be used toward the school library. Please note entrants who have won any prize in a past School Challenge contest are ineligible and will be disqualified.

For the Family Challenge contest: Fifty (50) kids who logged the most reading minutes will each receive individual $50 gift cards for personal use. Please note entrants who have won any prize in a past Family Challenge contest are still eligible.

For the School Challenge contest: On or about February 10, 2012, one (1) winning school will be chosen. In the event of a tie, the winner will be the school with the highest number of students who logged reading minutes during the Contest. The winning school will be notified by email to the school's primary contact and the prize delivered on or about March 15, 2012. Please click here to read the full rules.

For the Family Challenge contest: On or about February 10, 2012, Sponsor will select fifty (50) winners. In the event of a tie, the winner(s) from among the tied entries will be the entry/entries with the most total reading minutes logged during the contest. The individual winners will be notified by email or phone, and the prizes delivered on or about March 15, 2012. Please click here to read the full rules.

How do I see which schools or individual students/kids are in the lead?

We are ranking the top 5 schools in the lead this year. To see them, go to parents.com/reading/school-ranking. We are not ranking students this year.

When will winners be chosen and announced?

For the School Challenge contest: On or about February 10, 2012, one (1) winning school will be chosen. In the event of a tie, the winner will be the school with the highest number of students who logged reading minutes during the Contest. The winning school will be notified by email to the school's primary contact and the prize delivered on or about March 15, 2012. Please click here to read the full rules.

For the Family Challenge contest: On or about February 10, 2012, Sponsor will select fifty (50) winners. In the event of a tie, the winner(s) from among the tied entries will be the entry/entries with the most total reading minutes logged during the contest. The individual winners will be notified by email or phone, and the prizes delivered on or about March 15, 2012. Please click here to read the full rules.

Where can I read the full rules for the contests?

Please click here to read the full rules for the School Challenge and Family Challenge contests.

Will you be running the Raise a Reader program next year?

We certainly hope so, but we want to see how the program goes this year. If you are part of the 2011 Raise a Reader program, we will send you an update about the 2012 event when it launches again.

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