Win Jacqueline Wilson for your school
Chatterbooks, the national network of children's reading clubs, is pleased to offer one lucky primary school a visit from bestselling author Jacqueline Wilson. She will be coming along to give a talk, answer children's questions and sign books. If you're thinking of starting a reading club for your Years 3 - 6 or are already running one in your school, don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to inspire and engage children with reading for enjoyment.
To be in with a chance of winning, tell us why you are planning on starting a reading club or why your school already runs one, and for the tie-breaker why Jacqueline Wilson should visit your school.
Chatterbooks reading clubs are where children aged 8 to 11 have a really good time talking about books and are a powerful way to develop the enjoyment of reading for children. Run by the independent charity The Reading Agency, Chatterbooks take place all over the country in schools, libraries and wherever people want to set them up.
Find out more about Jacqueline.
How to enter
Your school will need to be a member of Reading Groups for Everyone to enter the competition - so join now if you aren't already a member. If you are, login and click on the Jacqueline Wilson banner to enter.
The competition deadline is 14 December 2012.
Setting up your Chatterbooks reading club
- Read about a school's experience of running a Chatterbooks Club and check out our Chatterbooks page for offers, tips and ideas
- Check out our Chatterbooks Children's 2012 Welcome Packs and Starter Pack for Group Leaders
- Sign up your group to Reading Groups for Everyone to join the Chatterbooks network
- Get in touch with your local Schools Library Service to see what support they can offer in running your group
- Get in touch with your local public library to make partnership links
Jacqueline Wilson schools competition terms and conditions
Jacqueline Wilson will attend one primary school in the UK to do a one hour talk to Years 3 - 6 children. The number of children is not restricted but there must be sufficient space to accommodate them. The one hour talk will include time for the children to ask her questions. Jacqueline is happy to sign books afterwards, though this limited to a maximum of 1 per child. It is requested that a bookseller be present for the talk. Jacqueline is happy to have photographs taken by the local press, but not whilst she is giving her talk.
- No purchase necessary to enter the competition.
- This competition is open to all UK primary schools, with the exception of employees of the Promoter, their families, agents and anyone else connected with this promotion.
- Entries must be received by midnight on Friday 30th November 2012. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for any entries that are incomplete, illegible, corrupted or fail to reach the Promoter by the relevant closing date for any reason. Proof of posting or sending is not proof of receipt. Entries via agents or third parties are invalid. Entries become the property of the Promoter and are not returned.
- Only one entry per school. No entrant may win more than one prize.
- To enter describe in up to 50 words why you are running or planning on running a reading club in your school and for the tie-breaker up to 50 words on why Jacqueline Wilson should come to your school. Fill in your entry on the form online at www.readinggroups.org/jacquelinewilson and submit your answer.
- All correctly completed entries will be forwarded to a judging panel made up of children's experts from The Reading Agency and a representative the Schools Library Association. The winner will be the entry that in the opinion of the judges shows a commitment to developing reading clubs and promoting reading for enjoyment in their school.
- The prize for the winner is for Jacqueline Wilson to visit a school to do a one hour talk with Years 3 - 6 children. The talk will be held on a date and time convenient to both Jacqueline and the school.
- In the event that you cannot make a suitable date or time, no alternative dates will be possible and the Promoter reserves the right to offer the prize to a substitute winner.
- The judges' decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into.
- The prizes are non-transferrable and no cash alternative will be offered.
- Prizes are subject to availability. In the event of unforeseen circumstances, the Promoter reserves the right (a) to substitute alternative prizes of equivalent or greater value and (b) in exceptional circumstances to amend or foreclose the promotion without notice. No correspondence will be entered into.
- The winner will be notified via email or post by 31st December 2012. The winner must claim their prize within 30 days of the Promoter sending notification. If the prize is unclaimed after this time, it will lapse and the Promoter reserves the right to offer the unclaimed prize to a substitute winner selected in accordance with these rules.
- By entering this competition each entrant confirms that his/her entry is their wholly-owned creation and to the extent that such entry makes use of any third party materials that these have been fully cleared unless they are no longer protected by copyright or other intellectual property rights. Entrants will keep the Promoter harmless from any claims in relation to their entry that the entry infringes the personal or proprietary right of any other person. By submitting an entry, each entrant grants to the Promoter a perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive licence to edit, publish, translate, modify, adapt, make available and distribute the entry throughout the world in any media now known or hereafter invented. Each entrant undertakes to complete any necessary documentation to formalise the licence. If you do not want to grant us these rights, please do not submit materials to us.
- To obtain details of the winner please email email@example.com stating the name of the competition in the subject heading 4 weeks after the closing date.
- The Promoter will use any data submitted by entrants only for the purposes of running the competition, unless otherwise stated in the entry details. By entering this competition, all entrants consent to the use of their personal data by the Promoter for the purposes of the administration of this competition and any other purposes to which the entrant has consented.
- The winners agree to take part in reasonable post event publicity and to the use of their names and photographs in such publicity.
- By entering the competition each entrant agrees to be bound by these terms and conditions.
- The Promoter is The Reading Agency, Free Word, 60 Farringdon Road, London EC1R.
- These terms and conditions are governed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales.