Scholastic Announces Children’s Essay Contest to Win Trip to “Beedle the Bard” Release Party


Oct 20, 2008

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As a follow to what we first reported below, Scholastic, the US publishers of the Harry Potter novels, have now formally announced a Children’s Essay Contest to win a trip to Scotland for the release of The Tales of Beedle the Bard. This contest, open to children ages 8-17 and begins today, requires the entrant to write a “an essay of 200 words or less describing how they
have helped others. Because so many kids today are taking an interest
in helping others in their schools, communities and around the world,
the Scholastic contest gives them an opportunity to write about
causes they care about and what they’ve done to make a difference.”

Five winners and their parents/guardians will win an all expenses trip to Edinburgh, Scotland for the release party on December 4 at the National Library of Scotland. The press release also notes that “the extraordinary celebration will
be a children’s tea party with 250 children. J.K. Rowling will read
from “The Tales of Beedle the Bard” and then take part in a Q&A
session hosted by Barry Cunningham, publisher of The Chicken House(R)
and Rowling’s first editor.”

To enter, CLICK HERE. This contest run now until 5 p.m. EST
on October 30. Entrants must be legal residents of the United States
with a valid U.S. passport and between ages 8-17. Each winner will have to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, who must also
have a valid U.S. passport and be available to travel with the

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