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Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge: Innovation Machine Writing Contest OFFICIAL RULES NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. 1. HOW TO ENTER. To enter the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge: Innovation Machine Writing Contest (the “Contest”), entrant must write a story, no more than 200 words, that follows the prompt of words/phrases from the Innovation Machine story starter game ( The font size and spacing are the choice of the writer. Each entry must include entrant’s full name, entrant’s grade (as of September 4, 2015), city, state, entrant’s parent’s name, entrant’s parent’s phone number, and entrant’s parent’s email address. Entries must be mailed to: Scholastic, Innovation Machine Summer Writing Contest, P.O. Box 711, New York, NY 10012. Entries must be postmarked by September 4, 2015. No other means of entry accepted. Scholastic Inc. (“Sponsor”) is not responsible for late, lost, stolen, misdirected, damaged, mutilated, postage due, incomplete, or illegible entries or e-mail entries. Entries will not be returned and all rights in winning entries will become the exclusive property of Sponsor. 2. ELIGIBILITY. Only legal U.S. residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia in grades 2‒8 (as of September 4, 2015) are eligible to enter. Officers, directors, members, and employees of Sponsor and its subsidiaries and its affiliates, and each of their immediate family members and/or people living in the same household, are not eligible to enter or win the Contest. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. 3. JUDGING CRITERIA. On or about October 9, 2015, a panel of judges determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion will select twelve (12) winners (collectively, the “Winners”) based on the following criteria: • • • •

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Four (4) winners will be selected from grades 2-3, four (4) winners will be selected from grades 4-5, and four (4) winners will be selected from grades 6-8. Sponsor reserves the right to select fewer than twelve (12) winners if, in its sole discretion, it does not receive a sufficient number of eligible and qualified entries. 4. WINNER NOTIFICATION. Each potential Winner will be notified by telephone and/or mail and/or e-mail using the contact information provided at the time of entry. Sponsor shall have no liability for any winner notification that is lost, intercepted, or not received by a potential winner for any reason. If, despite reasonable efforts, a potential Prize Winner does not respond within forty-eight (48) hours of the first notification attempt, or if a prize or prize notification is returned as unclaimed or undeliverable to such potential Prize Winner, such potential Prize Winner will forfeit the applicable prize and an alternate Prize Winner may be selected. If any potential Prize Winner is found to be ineligible, or if he or she has not complied with these Official Rules or declines the applicable prize for any reason prior to award, such potential Prize Winner will be disqualified and an alternate winner may be selected. Sponsor may successively attempt to contact up to two (2) potential Prize Winners in accordance with such procedure, and if there is still no confirmed Prize Winner after such attempts have been made, if any, the applicable prize may go unawarded. 5. REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES. Each entrant (and his/her parent/legal guardian) represents and warrants as follows: (i) the entry is the entrant’s own original, previously unpublished, and previously unproduced work; (ii) the entry is wholly original, and as of the date of submission, is not the subject of any actual or threatened litigation or claim; (iii) the entry does not and will not violate or infringe upon the intellectual property rights or other rights of any third party; and (iv) the entry does not and will not violate any applicable laws and is not and will not be defamatory or libelous. Each entrant (and his/her