Send us an essay describing your favorite book and what it taught you about a specific place, event or period of time.Â Eight (8) Grand Prize winners will have their essay story posted on this website for one (1) year, AND will receive one (1) copy of THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY signed by co-author Annie Barrows! Click here for details, official contest rules, and restrictions….
Open to legal residents of the U.S. who are 18 years of age or older as of August 31st, 2009. Contest ends August 31st, 2009.
Enter online at any time beginning at 12:00 Midnight, Eastern Daylight Savings Time (EDT), August 1, 2009 through 11:59 PM, (EDT), August 31, 2009, by emailing RHRC@randomhouse.com with the subject line â€śGuernsey Essayâ€ť and attach an essay of no more than 450 words about your favorite book and what it taught you about a specific place, event or period of time. You must include your name, age, mailing address and valid email address along with your original contest submission (English language only; 450 words or less. Limit one entry per person. Only entries submitted electronically in accordance with these rules will be eligible for consideration. Mechanically reporduced entries not accepted. All entries become the property of Random House, Inc. (â€śSponsorâ€ť) upon submission. All applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Contest void wherever prohibited or restricted by law. Entries received from persons residing in geographic areas in shich entry is no permissinble will be disqualified.
Publisher/author is not responsible for lost/late/misdirected entries or computer malfunctions.
Eight (8) Grand Prize Winners will be chosen by the Sponsorâ€™s Marketing Department for having the most creativity and the best writing style. Winners will be picked from all eligible entries on or about September 1st ,2009.The decision of the judges will be final and binding in all matters relating to the Contest.
Eight (8) Grand Prize â€“ winners will have their essay story posted on the books website, www.guernseyliterary.com for one (1) year, AND will receive one (1) copy of THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY signed by co-author Annie Barrows in trade paperback format (ISBN: 978-0-385-34100-4). (Approximate retail value of prizes: $112.00.)
Open to legal residents of the U.S., who are 18 years of age or older as of August 31, 2009. Employees of Random House, Inc., (including Random Houseâ€™s parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, and agencies) and immediate families and persons living in the same household of such employees are not eligible.
All Prize Winners must be 18 years of age or older. Noncompliance with any condition will result in disqualification and selection of an alternate Winner. Grand Prize Winner will be notified by e-mail on or about September 4, 2009. No transfer/cash substitution of prize permitted. Publisher/author reserves the right to post, remove and/or modify this contest on the Internet at any time. Publisher/author reserves the right to disqualify entries from anyone tampering with the Internet entry process. If, for any reason, the or any drawing is not capable of running as planned by reason of damage by computer virus, worms, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, technical limitations or failures, or any other causes which, in the sole opinion of the Publisher/author, could compromise, undermine or otherwise affect the Official Rules, administration, security, fairness or proper conduct of the , the Publisher/author reserves the right and absolute discretion to modify these Official Rules and/or to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the contest. In the event of termination or cancellation, the Winners will be selected from all eligible entries received before termination. Publisher/author assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft, destruction, or unauthorized access to the site. Publisher/author is not responsible for injury or damage to any computer, other equipment, or person relating to or resulting from participation in the contest, or from downloading materials or accessing the site. Contest is subject to applicable laws and regulations in U.S. Participants release the Publisher/author, its agencies, and assigns from any liability and/or loss resulting from participation in contest or acceptance or use of any prize. By their entry, participants fully and unconditionally agree to these rules and judges decisions, which are final and binding. By acceptance of prize, Winners agree to rules and Publisherâ€™s/authorâ€™s use of their name/likeness for commercial purposes without notification / compensation, except where prohibited by law.
TO OBTAIN THE NAMES OF THE WINNERS:
For the names of the Winners, available after September 30, 2009, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to be received by September 15, 2009 to: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Contest Winners, 1745 Broadway, 22nd Floor, NY, NY 10019, Attn: Rochelle Clark.
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