Official Rules

Haiku Contest 2013

1. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. To enter, student must write a haiku poem inspired by his or her favorite book. Entries must be mailed to: Haiku Contest 2013, P.O. Box 714, New York, NY 10013-0714. Entries must be received by April 29, 2013. No other means of entry accepted.

2. Winners will be selected based on creativity and execution. Winners will be notified on or about May 17, 2013. If student’s school will be closed by May 17, 2013, please include home contact information on the entry. Scholastic Books 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 in grades 2–7 who are legal residents of the United States. Employees, and members of their immediate families, of Sponsor, and its parent, 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. There will be ten (10) Winners who will receive a Winner’s Choice 10-Book Springtime Library. Books may be selected from April, May, and/or June Lucky and/or Arrow Book Club offers. (Approximate retail value of this prize is up to $40.00.)

5. All entrants, 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 winner. The winner will 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 his or her name, likeness, hometown, biographical information, and entry for purposes of advertising and promotion without further notice or compensation, except where prohibited by law. Winner may also be asked to attend and participate in media and/or public relations events (the “Media Events”) designated by Sponsor, 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, 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 May 17, 2013) will be listed on the Sponsor website at You may also obtain the names of the winners by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope by June 22, 2013, to: Winners List, Haiku Contest 2013, P.O. Box 714, New York, NY 10013-0714.

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