As we’re finishing all the preparations for this weekend’s readathon, we can’t forget to let you know what you have a chance to win should you successfully read for a full 24 hours. Our fantastic prize sponsors have come through again and given us an abundance of riches to pass along to you all.
In order to be eligible for one of these prize packs, you must:
- Sign up officially using your name, a valid email, and a URL/username for the platforms you’ll be updating during the ‘thon. (If you need to edit your response to include an actual link or username, you can do so by following the confirmation link you received when you signed up.)
- Be active on those platforms during the readathon.
- Use some method of tracking your time. This can include your phone’s stopwatch function or a digital stopwatch (preferred) or a written time tracker, but your 24 hours must be clearly recorded. (If you need a digital stopwatch, Google “stopwatch.”) *Pro-tip: take a screenshot of your stopwatch every time you pause it, just in case you accidentally reset it instead of restarting it.*
- In the post that goes up at the end of the readathon, you’ll be able to submit your info and proof of 24 hours of reading. You’ll also be asked to note whether you’re US-based or international.
You’ll have until midnight ET on July 24th to submit this proof, after which the form will be closed.
Obviously, your proof is on the honor system and, while we’re thrilled to be able to offer these prize packages, please don’t abuse it.
Also, please don’t forget your internationally-based brethren and donate if you can.
Okay! Now for the fun part:
For US-Based Winners:
Prize Pack #1: Banned Books Pack
- Banned Books tote, mug, & socks, courtesy of Out of Print
- George by Alex Gino
- The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
- Native Son by Richard Wright
Prize Pack #2: Library Card Pack
- Out of Print yellow library card tote, blue library card mug, yellow library card socks
- The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
- What We See When We Read by Peter Mendelsund
- Among Others by Jo Walton
Prize Pack #3:
Prize Pack #4:
- Zora Neale Hurston Obvious State Print
- Fiction Call Box subscription box
- Out of Print Library Card socks
Prize Pack #5:
- Murasaki Shikibu Obvious State Print
- Non-Fiction Call Box subscription box
- Out of Print Banned Books socks
For International Winners:
International Prize Pack #1: $50 Amazon, Wordery, or Book Depository Gift Card (depending on your country/shipping options)
International Prize Pack #2: $50 Amazon, Wordery, or Book Depository Gift Card (depending on your country/shipping options)
But you can’t win if you don’t sign up! So scurry over and get on that, people! And we’ll see you right back here for readathon-ing this weekend.