OFFICIAL RULES: 2011 National Geographic Kids Get Caught Reading Sweepstakes

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ELIGIBILITY

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. MANY WILL ENTER; FEW WILL WIN. This sweepstakes is open only to legal residents of the United States who are between 6 and 14 years old at the time of entry. Entries are limited to individuals only; commercial enterprises and business entities are not eligible. Employees or contract employees of sponsor, National Geographic Society (the “Sponsor”), Bloomsbury Children’s Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, Random House Inc., Chronicle Books, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, Hachette Book Group, and their affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotional agencies and their immediate families or persons living in the same household of such individuals, are ineligible. SWEEPSTAKES IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

SCHEDULE

The sweepstakes begins on April 14, 2011, and ends on May 31, 2011. Entries must be postmarked by May 31, 2011, and received by June 7, 2011 (one week later).

HOW TO ENTER

To enter, send in magazine entry form; or go to http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/contests/2011-get-caught-reading/ to print out and complete an entry form; or use a three-by-five-inch card to print your first and last name, complete address, city, state, zip code, daytime telephone number, date of birth, and parent/guardian signature. By their signature, parents/legal guardians consent to their child’s participation and agree to these Official Rules. Put the entry in an envelope, affix first-class postage, and send it to Sponsor at: 2011 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC KIDS Get Caught Reading—BR, 1145 17th St, NW, Washington D.C. 20036 (“Mailing Address”). Limit one entry per person. Subsequent entries will be disqualified. All entries become the property of Sponsor. They will not be returned or acknowledged. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, mutilated, incomplete, illegible, or postage-due mail. Entries are void if they are in whole or in part illegible, incomplete, damaged, irregular, altered, counterfeit, produced in error, or obtained through fraud or theft.

GRAND PRIZE

Fifty (50) grand prize winners will be randomly selected. Each grand prize consists of the following: A Whole Nother Story by Dr. Cuthbert Soup (ARV $7.99) provided by Bloomsbury Children’s Books; The Lemonade Crime (ARV $15.99) and Bless This Mouse (ARV $15.99) provided by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company; The Worst-Case Scenario, Ultimate Adventure: Everest (ARV $12.99) and The Worst-Case Scenario, Ultimate Adventure: Mars (ARV $12.99) provided by Chronicle Books; The Time Pirate (ARV $7.99) provided by Square Fish, an imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group; The Emerald Atlas ($17.99) provided by Random House Children’s Books; The Time-Traveling Fashionista (ARV $17.99) provided by Poppy, an imprint of Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; 13 Treasures (ARV $6.99), Grey Griffins: The Clockwork Chronicles #1: The Brimstone Key (ARV $7.99), Moonshadow: Rise of the Ninja (ARV $6.99) all provided by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of Grand Prize is $131.89 U.S. No prize transfer, assignment, or substitution by winners permitted. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prize in the event of unavailability, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded.

JUDGING

Random selection of the winners will occur on or about June 14, 2011 from among all eligible entries received.  The winners will be notified by mail on or about June 21, 2011. Limit one prize per person, family, or household. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

REDEMPTION AND VERIFICATION

To redeem the prize, winners must respond within ten (10) days of prize notification. All prize claims are subject to verification and compliance with the official rules.

CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION

By participating, participants agree to release, discharge, and hold harmless Sponsor, Bloomsbury Children’s Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, Random House Inc., Chronicle Books, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, Hachette Book Group, and their partners, affiliates, parents, subsidiaries, advertising agencies, agents and their employees, officers, directors, and representatives from any liability, claims, losses, and damages arising out of their participation in the sweepstakes or any sweepstakes-related activities and the acceptance, use, misuse, or possession of any prize received in this sweepstakes. Participants also agree (a) to be bound by these official rules; and (b) that the decisions of Sponsor are final on all matters relating to the sweepstakes. Winners will be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility/liability release before award of any prize. All federal, state, and local taxes, fees, and surcharges on prizes are the sole responsibility of the winners. If a prizewinner declines the prize or is unavailable for prize fulfillment, an alternate winner will be selected at random from all remaining eligible entries.

GENERAL INFORMATION: WINNERS' LIST

For a list of winners after July 18, 2011, send a separate self-addressed, stamped envelope to Sponsor at the Mailing Address (Residents of Vermont need not include return postage).

NOTICE TO INDIVIDUALS: REMOVAL FROM MAILING LIST: To elect to have an individual’s name excluded from all lists used by Sponsor to mail skill contests or sweepstakes, submit a removal request in writing to Sponsor at Mailing Address.

Sponsor: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY, 1145 17th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036.


SHORT FORM CONTEST RULES

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. MANY WILL ENTER; FEW WILL WIN. For Official Rules go to http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/contests/2011-get-caught-reading/. Open only to legal residents of the United States who are between 6 and 14 years old at the time of entry. Employees of Sponsor, National Geographic Society, Bloomsbury Children’s Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company, Random House Inc., Chronicle Books, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, Hachette Book Group, and related parties are ineligible. Entries must be postmarked by May 31, 2011, and received by June 7, 2011. Limit one entry per person. Fifty (50) Grand Prize winners will receive a selection of books as described in the Official Rules. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of Grand Prize is $131.89 U.S. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prize in the event of unavailability, in which case a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded. SWEEPSTAKES IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. The odds of winning depend on the number of entries received.