Thursday, October 08, 2009

Enter for a Chance to Win a Visit with Winter the Dolphin at Her Home in the Clearwater Marine Aquarium!

Here’s a great contest for kids from Scholastic, publisher of the book, Winter’s Tail. The book tells the tale of a real dolphin named Winter, who has been an inspiration and hero for children and adults alike. When Winter was just three months old, she was rescued from a crab trap that had seriously damaged her tail. It wasn’t clear if she would survive, but she did. However, the damage to Winter’s tail was so extensive that it fell off. To everyone’s amazement, a prosthetic company stepped in and fitted Winter with a prosthetic tail. Now Winter is using her new tail and thriving.

Scholastic is asking children to write, in 200 words or less, about an animal that has really inspired them. One grand prize winner and his/her guardian will receive a trip to visit Winter at her home in Clearwater, Florida, one night’s stay at a hotel, a $500 travel voucher, a Winter prize pack, and a Nintendo DS game system. Ten runners-up will receive a copy of Winter’s Tail, a Winter’s Tail Nintendo DS game, and a Winter plush doll!

All entries must be received by November 30, 2009. Winners will be announced on or around December 14th. No purchase is necessary to enter or win. This contest is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., ages 6–14 as of November 30, 2009. Void where prohibited. For complete contest rules and more details, please visit

Entries can be sent to:

Scholastic's Meet Winter the Dolphin Contest
557 Broadway
New York, NY 10012

DISCLOSURE: I received NO compensation or prizes for posting news of this giveaway. I just thought it sounded like a fun opportunity!


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