Scholastic is sponsoring another great Harry Potter themed contest! On Monday, October 20th they announced The Tales of Beedle the Bard essay contest for kids. Five lucky kids will get to fly to Edinburgh, Scotland, and attend a J.K. Rowling event at the National Library of Scotland. To enter, United States fans between the ages of 8-17 need to write a 200 word or less essay on how they have helped others. Yes, it is that simple! Just this once, I wish my kids were slightly older just so that they could enter this incredible contest! You must have your entry in by 5 p.m. EST on October 30, 2008 and a parental consent form must be filled out. See the Scholastic website for more details on how to enter.
The book The Tales of Beedle the Bard is set to release on December 4, 2008. All proceeds from the sale of the book will be donated to charity.