Winter Reading Competition

Read books to benefit Southwest Human Development early literacy programs!

January 1 – March 31, 2019  |  $35 Registration Fee  

 

Grab your reading glasses and snuggle up by the fire with your favorite book for a good cause!

 

Join us for a Winter Reading Competition to benefit early literacy programs. Participants will compete to read the most books from 30 pre-chosen categories such as a book of poetry, murder mystery, history and others. (Check out the full list of categories below!)

 

Registration fee includes a $10 certificate to Changing Hands Bookstore and a complimentary appetizer from Southern Rail.

 

GRAND PRIZE

Elite Restaurants Membership ($100 value), $100 Southern Rail certificate, $150 Changing Hands Bookstore certificate, signed copy of “Up Up Up” by Phoebe Fox

 

2ND PLACE

Elite Restaurants Membership ($100 value), $75 Southern Rail certificate, $100 Changing Hands Bookstore certificate, signed copy of “Up Up Up” by Phoebe Fox

 

3RD PLACE

Elite Restaurants Membership ($100 value), $50 Southern Rail certificate, $50 Changing Hands Bookstore certificate, signed copy of “Up Up Up” by Phoebe Fox

 

REGISTER FOR THE WINTER READING CHALLENGE TODAY!

Registration deadline is Jan. 15, 2019

 

Competition Categories

  • A book that you get from a Little Free Library
  • An autobiography
  • Book about a culture you’re unfamiliar with
  • Book about a current world issue
  • Book about an immigrant or refugee
  • Book about or involving a sport
  • Book about self improvement
  • Book about time travel
  • Book based on mythology
  • Book by or about a person who has a disability
  • Book involving an escape
  • Book of poetry
  • Book on The New York Times Best Sellers list
  • Book set at sea
  • Book set during wartime
  • Book set in a country you’ve always wanted to visit
  • Book set in your home state
  • Book that has been translated
  • Book that is also a stage play or musical
  • Book that takes place on an island
  • Book that was recommended by someone you respect
  • Book that’s under 150 pages
  • Book with a blue cover
  • Book with a color in the title
  • Book with a murder mystery
  • Book with a one-word title
  • Book with an animal on the cover
  • Book with an ugly cover
  • Book written by a celebrity
  • Book you borrowed or that was gifted to you
  • Book you can finish in a day

Official Rules

Winners will be determined based on who reads books in the most categories. Ties will be broken by the total number of pages read. This competition is based on the honor system. Selected prize winners will be asked verification questions about the randomly chosen books they have read. Questions? Contact Jake Adams at (602) 616-3079 or jadams@swhd.org.

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