Please see the official rules for complete details on the administration of the 2013 Summer Reading Program.
Parents (United States residents only) may enroll their children ages 4–17 in the BJU Press 2013 summer reading program.
August 15, 2013, is the final day to submit a completion form. Prize winners will be announced September 3, 2013.
Research has proven that regular reading can greatly boost reading skills. To encourage reading, we are offering a lot of flexibility to this year's summer reading program. As a parent, you will be able to choose a daily reading goal appropriate for your child's age category. If your child is a struggling reader, you may choose the minimum requirement. If your child is an avid reader, you may challenge him or her by choosing a more rigorous requirement. Then help your child meet his or her reading goal at least 40 days this summer. When you are done, you can submit the completion form so your child will be eligible for prize drawings.
Children must meet the following reading requirements for their age category to be eligible for prizes:
|Ages 4–8||Meet reading goal 40 days during the summer||Download reading log|
|Ages 9–12||Meet reading goal 40 days during the summer||Download reading log|
|Ages 13–17||Meet reading goal 40 days during the summer||Download reading log|
Each child who completes the reading requirements will receive a free completion prize while supplies last.
Within each age group, 3 children will be selected to win a tote bag full of JourneyForth novels ($75 value).
Parents will be given the opportunity to enter their family (one entrant per eligible child) for an opportunity to win the grand prize drawing: a free Kindle Fire and $50 worth of free JourneyForth eBooks (approximately $250 value).
Winners will be notified by phone or email and will be announced on bjupresshomeschool.com/go/summer-reading on September 3rd.
Parents, please download and print a reading log for each child participating in the summer reading program. After your child completes the program (has met his or her reading goal 40 days during the summer months), please submit an online completion form (available June 11th). For a printed version of the form, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. To be eligible for prizes, a completed form for each child must be submitted on or before August 13, 2013.
All forms must be submitted by August 13, 2013.
No, the titles on the reading lists are merely suggestions. We encourage parents to get involved in helping their children choose excellent reading material.
Kindle™ is a trademark of Amazon Technologies, Inc.
JourneyForth® is a registered trademark of Bob Jones University, Inc.
No, submitting a content piece is not required and does not affect your child’s chance of winning either the program’s grand prize or age-level prizes.
Your child may submit any of the following content:
We may feature your child’s content submission on the summer reading blog or in an email. If we do so, we will refer to your child only by his or her first name and last initial.
Your child may make as many content submissions as he or she wishes.
You, as the parent or guardian of the child, will need to fill out a content submission form. Please email this form along with an electronic copy of your child’s content to email@example.com. You can also mail a hard copy of the form and your child’s content to the following address:
Attn: Summer Reading
1700 Wade Hampton Blvd
Greenville, SC 29614
If your child is submitting multiple content pieces at the same time, you will need to fill out only one form. However, if your child submits multiple content pieces at different times, a form will need to accompany each submission event.
Submissions must be received or postmarked by August 15, 2013.
Yes, on the last Friday of each month during the summer reading program (May, June, July, and August of 2013), we will randomly draw 1 name from the list of individuals who have submitted a qualified piece of content in accordance with the submission guidelines. Each qualifying content piece will equal 1 entry into the drawing (for example, if your child submits 3 pieces of content during the month, he or she will have 3 entries into the drawing). The winning individual will receive a $10 Amazon gift card. Once your child wins one of the monthly drawings, he or she cannot win another drawing for content submissions. However, if your child completes his or her reading goals, he or she is still eligible for the prizes related to the summer reading program.