IMPORTANT: Please read these Official Rules before entering the Raise A Reader Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”), presented by Penguin Young Readers Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC (“Sponsor”). By entering the Sweepstakes, you agree to the terms of these Official Rules.  These Official Rules shall govern in the event of any inconsistency with other Sweepstakes-related materials.

Penguin Random House is the sole sponsor of this Sweepstakes, which is no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.


ELIGIBILITY:  The Sweepstakes is open to residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, who are 18 years of age or older at time of entry. Entrants must have a profile for whichever social media platform being used to enter.  All federal, state, and local regulations apply. LIMIT ONE ENTRY PER PERSON PER METHOD OF ENTRY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED. Employees of Sponsor, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, and agencies, and their immediate family members and persons living in their household are not eligible to enter the Sweepstakes.

ENTRY PERIOD:  The Sweepstakes begins at 12:01 AM Eastern Time on March 14, 2017, and ends at 11:59 PM Eastern Time on March 31, 2017.

HOW TO ENTER:  Enter by taking a photo of your baby or toddler holding or reading a book and posting it to your Facebook, Twitter or Instagram account with the hashtag #RaiseAReaderSweepstakes.  You may also enter via the Woobox app on the Facebook sweepstakes page at www.raiseareadersweepstakes.com by uploading your photo and including your full name, mailing address and email address.  Please note that you must be the parent or legal guardian of the child whose photo is being entered.

In the case of a dispute, entries will be deemed made by the authorized holder of the applicable social network account and/or email address used for entry.  Automated entries are prohibited, and use of any automated devices will result in disqualification.  Sponsor is not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate entry of information by entrants; lost or late entries or transmissions; interrupted or unavailable network, server, or other connections; scrambled transmissions or other errors or problems of any kind whether mechanical, human, or electronic, technical malfunctions of any computer hardware, software, or any combinations thereof; or problems associated with any virus or any other damage caused to entrants’ systems.  Incomplete or ineligible entries will be voided.  All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned. If for any reason the Sweepstakes is not capable of being conducted as described in these rules, Sponsor shall have the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes. 

Comments and/or posts including photographs may not include obscene, offensive or inappropriate (in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion) material or defame any person, or otherwise infringe on any person’s proprietary rights.

PRIVACY POLICY: All information submitted in connection with entry to this Sweepstakes shall be governed by Sponsor’s privacy policy at http://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/privacy/. By entering this Sweepstakes, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to this privacy policy.

PRIZE: One (1) Grand Prize Winner will receive: (i) a library of fifteen (15) board books, including I Love Mom with The Very Hungry Caterpillar; Pom Pom Panda Gets the Grumps; The Nonsense Show; Bunny Roo I Love You; The Crayons’ Book of Colors; The Crayons’ Book of Numbers; Corduroy; Little Owl’s Day; Little Owl’s Night; Llama Llama Red Pajama; Peter Rabbit: Sweet Dreams, Peter; All About Spot; The Hueys: What’s the Opposites?; The Hueyes: None the Number; The Hueys: It Wasn’t Me; The Hueys: The New Sweater; Hello World, London; Hello World New York; Hello World Paris, and Hello World San Francisco; and (ii) a baby starter pack including bottles, diapers and a diaper bag (Grand Prize Approximate Retail Value: $275.00).

No transfer or cash or other substitution of all or part of a prize is permitted, except by Sponsor, which reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to substitute the prize or prize component with another of comparable or greater value. Any and all taxes on the prize will be the responsibility of the winners. Sponsor shall not be responsible for any delays, damage in the delivery of the prize, and/or loss of any prize in connection with delivery of the prize via mail.  In the event that there is an insufficient number of eligible entries, Sponsor reserves the right not to award the prizes.

WINNER SELECTION:  One (1) Grand Prize Winner will be selected in a random drawing on or about April 3, 2017 from all eligible entries received by the entry deadline. The odds of winning depend on how many eligible entries have been received. For Facebook and Twitter sweepstakes, winner will be notified via direct message on whichever social media platform his/her winning entry was posted. For a Twitter sweepstakes, winner must allow for direct messages so that Sponsor can contact him/her via direct message.  For Instagram sweepstakes, winner will be notified via a comment by Sponsor that he/she is a potential winner and Sponsor will provide an email address (or other contact information) where he/she can make a prize claim.  Winner must respond to such notifications within ten (10) days of receipt. Winner must provide Sponsor will full contact details in order to be awarded the prize.  Noncompliance with these conditions may result in forfeiture of the Prize, and Sponsor reserves the right to select alternate winners (in random drawing from other eligible entries received before the deadline) in such circumstance. If winner notification of the Prize is returned as undeliverable, Sponsor may, at its discretion, select an alternate winner.

DISCLAIMERS:  By competing in this Sweepstakes and/or accepting the prize, entrants agree that Sponsor, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and their respective parent companies, assigns, subsidiaries and affiliates, and advertising, promotion and fulfillment agencies and all of their respective employees, officers and directors will have no liability whatsoever, and will be held harmless by entrants for any liability for any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind to person and property resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from the acceptance, possession, misuse, or use of the prizes, or participation in this Sweepstakes. By accepting a prize, each Winner consents to the use of his/her name for publicity and promotional purposes on behalf of Sponsor with no additional compensation or further permission (except where prohibited by law). 

Any dispute arising from this Sweepstakes will be determined according to the laws of the State of New York, without reference to its conflict of law principles, and by entering the entrants consent to the personal jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in New York County and agree that such courts have exclusive jurisdiction over all such disputes.

WINNER INFORMATION:  For the winner’s name, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope by October 3, 2017 to Amanda Orenstein, Penguin Young Readers Group, Attn.: Raise A Reader Sweepstakes, 345 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10014..

SPONSOR:  Penguin Young Readers Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, 345 Hudson Street, New York, New York 10014.