DON’T JUDGE A GIRL BY HER COVER Contest

To Enter:Write an essay on the topic, “What it means to be a real Gallagher Girl.”Please email your essay to: AllyCarterContest@gmail.com on or before April 30, 2009.

Your essay can be no longer than 250 words. Essays may be shorter than 250 words, but essays over this length will not be considered.

Essays will be judged both on what you say and how you say it, so be sure and spell-check, proofread and turn in an essay that would make a Gallagher Girl proud!

A parent, guardian, or teacher may assist, but you must write the essay yourself.

Entries must be included in the body of the email — no attachments, please. Emails that contain attachments will be deleted immediately and will not be considered.

The subject line of your email should read: GG3 ARC contest.

You may only submit ONE entry, so make it a good one.

Along with your essay, include the following information:

 

  • Your Name

  • Your age (if under 18)

  • A complete mailing address where any prizes you might receive should be mailed (this could be home, school, your parent’s work address, etc.—please note to whose attention the package should be addressed)

  • Your preferred t-shirt size

  • Your email address

Unfortunately, due to the cost and difficulty of shipping overseas, the contest will be limited to people in the U.S. and Canada.If you’ve read and understood these rules and feel up to a challenge, then start writing!The first place winner will receive a signed Advance Reading Copy (ARC) of DON’T JUDGE A GIRL BY HER COVER and a Gallagher Girls t-shirt. The winning entry will be posted on AllyCarter.com!

Second place will receive a “playaway” version of the CROSS MY HEART AND HOPE TO SPY

audiobook from Brilliance Audio for your school library and a Gallagher Girls t-shirt for you! (A “playaway” is like a mini ipod that has an audiobook automatically loaded on it.)
Winners will be notified via email on or before May 8, 2009.

Winners will be announced on AllyCarter.com on May 9, 2009—exactly one month before DON’T JUDGE A GIRL BY HER COVER will be in stores everywhere.

Thanks, and good luck!

Ally

 

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T-SHIRT DESIGN CONTEST!

HI everyone,

It’s official! We’re having a contest for you—the Gallagher Girls and Guys of the world—to design t-shirts to celebrate the books.

If you’d like to try your hand, please read these rules in their entirety. Entries that do not comply with the contest rules will not be considered.

If you have questions regarding the contest rules, please consult a parent, guardian, or teacher. If your parent, guardian, or teacher agrees that your question is not answered by the rules, please email me for clarification at ally (at sign) allycarter.com.

Please DO NOT email questions to the contest entry email address.

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Please send your entry, your name, your date of birth, and your email address to AllyCarterContest (at sign) gmail.com by midnight April 21, 2008.

  • Entrants must be under 21 years of age on the date that contest entries are due.
  • All designs must be original artwork (no clipart, photographs to which you do not own the copyright, etc.).
  • All designs must relate to the Gallagher Girl series (either book).
  • Designs may use lines or themes from the book, but should not directly copy any cover art elements.
  • Collaborative efforts are allowed, but prizes must be shared among the members of the winning team.
  • A parent or guardian may assist, but you must do the majority of the work.
  • Designs will be judged based on concept, execution, and the ability for the designs to duplicate well.
  • Designs must be sent as either pdf or jpeg files. (Entries may be created in any software program or with pen/paper, but files MUST be scanned or saved in either pdf or jpeg format before they are sent to us.)
  • You will be submitting designs only—no need to make actual t-shirts. Those will come later.
  • You may submit a maximum of TWO entries.
  • Designs can be for front, or back, or front and back. Note that preference may be given to designs that are one-sided since they will be less expensive to produce and purchase.
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An important note:
The winning design may be used in a number of ways to help promote the Gallagher Girls series. By entering this contest you give up the copyright to your artwork (meaning you can’t sue us if we use it because…well…using it is kind of the purpose.)

If you’ve read and understood these rules and feel up to a challenge, then start designing!

The winner will receive a great prize (to be announced later).

The winning design will be featured on t-shirts (and possibly other merchandise) that will be sold on cafepress.com.

All proceeds from t-shirt sales will be used for prizes for future contests on AllyCarter.com.

Thanks, and good luck!

Ally

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