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Reading the Redwoods

A free, online contest for kids in grades K-5

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Reading the Redwoods

A free, online contest for kids in grades K-5  •  March 10 to May 10, 2018

Stories of adventure, mystery and friendship await young readers who participate in this free, online reading contest with prize packages awarded on a weekly basis and culminating in the chance to win a Grand Prize.

Participating in the contest means you will:

  1. Read books
  2. Listen to stories
  3. Create your own photos or artwork
  4. Observe the redwood forest with a live webcam
  5. Explore the redwoods nearest you

Everyone who signs up will be entered to win weekly prize packages. View the weekly winners to get inspired!

Everyone who completes the 5 activities will be entered to win a First Prize and the Grand Prize!

See the Prizes  •  Meet the Winners  •  Read the Rules  •  Check out our Partners

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Prizes

Weekly prize packages
Everyone who signs up will be entered to win weekly prize packages:

  • A backpack full of goodies for young explorers like a notebook, compass, sunscreen, and a water bottle – donated by REI.
  • Boxes of Z Bars – donated by CLIF Bar.
  • Books about the natural world including The Ancient One by T.A. Barron, Tall Tall Tree by Anthony Fredericks, Operation Redwood by S. Terrell French, and Where’s Rodney? by Carmen Bogan – donated by the authors.
  • Totebag and goodies from Independent Bookstore Day on April 28.
  • Recognition on ReadingTheRedwoods.org, in reading contest emails, and on Save the Redwoods League social media.


Congratulations our weekly prize winners:

  • Week 1 — Solomon Cape and his daughter Mirabelle
  • Week 2 — Marilyn Smith and her 10-year-old grandson Sabian
  • Week 3 — Rhiya Puniani and her 5-year-old son Viraaj
  • Week 4 — Alfredo Martinez and his 7-year-old nephew Noah
  • Week 5 — Grace Prather and her son Layton

First Prize!
Everyone who completes the 5 activities will be entered to win a First Prize:

  • A Riprock 24 children’s bike generously donated by Specialized.

Grand Prize!
Everyone who completes the 5 activities will be entered to win the Grand Prize:

  • Accommodations: Three-day, two-night stay for up to five at the Best Western Humboldt Bay Inn, a family-friendly hotel in Old Town Eureka, close to shops, attractions, the Eureka boardwalk and more. Spa, heated pool and lagoon as well as limo service and breakfast included.
  • Transportation: Voucher for up to $300 USD for car rental from the Eureka-Humboldt Visitors Bureau.
  • Activities during your stay include A) a naturalist tour of Redwood National and State Parks, compliments of Redwood Adventures and B) either a kayak lagoon tour, Humboldt Bay oyster tour, or horseback ride in Redwood National Park, depending on winner interest and seasonal conditions.
  • Meal for up to five at the Samoa Cookhouse, the oldest lumber mill-style eatery in the West.
  • Complementary Hug the World’s Tallest Trees T-shirts from the Eureka-Humboldt Visitors Bureau.
  • VIP guest passes to the Redwoods Festival in San Francisco in October 2018.

These prizes all good for one year, subject to blackout dates or other merchant restrictions.

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T. A. Barron, contest ambassador

“Books allow you to travel wherever you like – no ticket required. I invite families from everywhere to participate in this contest and discover a sense of wonder about nature.”

T. A. Barron, New York Times Bestselling Author and Save the Redwoods League Councilor

Rules

  • The completion of an online Entry Form is required to enter this contest. Entry Forms must be submitted by an adult age 18 or older on behalf of the child participant. The online Entry Form is available at ReadingTheRedwoods.org.
  • One entry per child participant.
  • Contest participants will complete the following activities:
    1. Read two books about redwoods, forests, trees, and nature. Links to book lists will be provided along with encouragement to visit public libraries and local bookstores.
    2. Listen to one audio book about redwoods, forests, trees, and nature. Links to audio book sites and forest/tree/nature books will be provided.
    3. Take a selfie with your favorite tree, write a story about the redwoods, or draw a picture and post to an adult’s Facebook or Instagram with #Stand4Redwoods.
    4. Look into a redwood forest right now via a webcam using a link on the League’s website.
    5. Use the ExploreRedwoods.org trip planning tool to discover fun activities in redwood parks near you.
  • When the child participant has completed the five activities, an adult will submit the online Finish Form at ReadingTheRedwoods.org.
  • One prize package will be awarded each week between March 17-May 10 for a total of eight prize packages. Prize winners will be selected through a random number generator. All participants who have completed the Entry Form will automatically be entered to win the weekly prize packages. The winners will be notified by email.
  • The Grand Prize and the First Prize will be awarded to one participant after the completion of the contest on May 10, 2018. All participants who have submitted the online Finished Form will automatically be entered to win the Grand Prize and the First Prize. The winner will be notified by email.
  • All winners will be asked to send a photo of themselves clearly showing their faces. First names and photos of winners will be used for announcement and promotional purposes only, with parent’s/guardian’s permission.
  • Read the Terms, Conditions and Official Rules for this contest before completing an Entry Form.
  • For more information, contact Annie Burke at aburke@savetheredwoods.org
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GRAND PRIZE GENEROUSLY DONATED BY

  • Eureka-Humboldt Visitors Bureau
FIRST PRIZE GENEROUSLY DONATED BY

  • Specialized
  • WEEKLY PRIZES PROVIDED BY

    • Clif Bar
    • Independent Bookstore Day
    • REI
    • Authors T. A. Barron, Carmen Bogan, Anthony D. Fredericks, and S. Terrell French.


    IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

    • 510 Families
    • California Library Association
    • California Outdoor Engagement Coalition
    • ChangeScale
    • Children & Nature Network
    • Kids Gardening
    • Dawn Publications
    • Independent Bookstore Day
    • Melinda Myers
    • Oakland Zoo
    • Trackers Earth


    CENTENNIAL SPONSOR

    • Oracle

    For more information, contact Annie Burke at aburke@savetheredwoods.org

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