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Summer Reading Contest

Summer Reading Contest Written by Lexi Detweiler
Summer Reading Contest

Stephen King once said, “If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or tools) to write. Simple as that.” Want your child to be a better writer? Read more. Want your child to be a better communicator? Read more. Want your child to be inspired? Read more. Want to keep your child’s brain in shape over the summer? Encourage them to participate in our Summer Reading Contest!

It begins now and continues through September 14, 2018. We only ask that you as parents or teachers verify what the children have read, and then, after they have met their goals, complete the online entry form. Please encourage them to read good literature, not just look for a book that meets the page count criteria. Click here to download a reading chart if you would like to track your student’s progress.


Veritas Press Reading Contest Rules

  1. Reading Quantity
    1. Kindergarten – 2nd Grade: 40 Easy Readers (e.g, Frog and Toad are Friends)
    2. 3rd & 4th Grades: 25 books of at least 125 pages (e.g, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe)
    3. 5th & 6th Grades: 25 books of at least 150 pages (e.g, Treasure Island)
    4. 7th – 12th Grades: 25 books of at least 200 pages (e.g, The Fellowship of the Ring)
  2. After the child has completed the readings, entries must be submitted online by 5:00 PM EDT, September 14, 2018.
  3. The first 250 submissions in each age division will be given a $10 gift certificate.
  4. An additional drawing will be held from all submissions and will be announced in the October Epistula. There will be three winners from the drawing.
    1. $150 First Prize
    2. $100 Second Prize
    3. $70 Third Prize

Need some suggestions? Check out our summer reading lists.