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Read Local 2018 Summer Challenge

Map of the Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, and Washington DC region with the words "Read Local!" in large, block letters.

Summer isn’t over yet! The last official day of summer is September 21st. Enjoy it right down to the last page with our #ReadLocalSummerChallenge!!

Read any of our 2017-18 or 2018-19 Read Local Challenge books this summer and enter to win a prize pack of signed books and special Read Local swag! – Each book that you read & share gives you another opportunity to win. If you read all 90 books and share each one on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, that gives you 270 entries!! (You may also enter to win by filling out this form to tell us which #ReadLocalSummerChallenge books you’ve read!)

The Rules:

1. Read any of the books from our 2017-18 MD/DE/VA/DC Read Local Challenge or get a head start on reading our upcoming 2018-19 Read Local Challenge books – (marked with a ** below)!

2. Tell us what you are reading! Each time you finish a book, share it on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #ReadLocalSummerChallenge (and be sure to tag us: @SCBWI_MD_DE_WV on Twitter, or @Read.Local.MD.DE.VA.DC on Facebook and Instagram) – For an easy entry after reading one of our challenge books, simply click on its book cover below to access a pre-written tweet! OR Fill out this form to let us know which #ReadLocalSummerChallenge books you have read, and vote for your favorite!

3. You will receive one entry for filling out the #ReadLocalSummerChallenge entry form, plus each separate tweet or post gives you another entry. So share your reading journey widely, across all of your social media accounts! – All entries must be received by 11:59pm on September 21, 2018.

4. A winner will be chosen in a random drawing from entries received across all platforms on or around September 25, 2018.

**** NOTE: You do not have to live in MD/DE/VA/DC to enter to win! Because books are heavy and international postage is expensive, unfortunately we have to limit winners of the #ReadLocalSummerChallenge prize pack of signed books to US or APO addresses only … but books have no borders! You do not have to be “local” to win this Read Local Challenge. (International readers will be eligible to win a special Read Local Challenge swag pack.)

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