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IMPORTANT: Please read these Official Rules before entering the Pembrick’s Creaturepedia Writing Contest (the “Contest”), presented by Penguin Random House LLC (“Sponsor”) and The Rabbit Room (“Partner”). By entering the Contest, you agree to the terms of these Official Rules.  These Official Rules shall govern in the event of any inconsistency with other Contest-related materials.




ELIGIBILITY:  The Contest is open to parents and legal guardians of children in grades 3-12, who are residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia, and are 18 years of age or older at time of entry. All federal, state, and local regulations apply. LIMIT ONE ENTRY PER PERSON. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED. Employees of Sponsor and Partner, and their parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, and agencies, and their immediate family members and persons living in their household are not eligible to enter the Contest.


ENTRY PERIOD: The Contest begins at 12:01 AM (MDT) on June 28, 2021, and ends at 11:59 PM (MDT) on September 1, 2021.


HOW TO ENTER: Online entry only. Enter by completing and submitting the entry form with your child’s story. The story should be 1000 words or less and be based on the provided writing prompt(s), as instructed at


In the event of a dispute, entries will be deemed made by the authorized account holder of the email address used for entry. Automated entries are prohibited, and any use of automated devices will result in disqualification. Sponsor is not responsible for incorrect or inaccurate entry of information by entrants; lost or late entries or transmissions; interrupted or unavailable network, server, or other connections; scrambled transmissions or other errors or problems of any kind whether mechanical, human, or electronic, technical malfunctions of any computer hardware, software, or any combinations thereof; or problems associated with any virus or any other damage caused to entrants’ systems. Incomplete or illegible entries will be voided. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned.


Comments and/or posts including photographs or videos may not include obscene, offensive or inappropriate (in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion) material or defame any person, or otherwise infringe on any person’s proprietary rights.  If you are posting a photograph or video, you must have permission from the photographer/videographer (or be the photographer/videographer yourself) and have permission from any persons who appear in the photo or video before submitting it.


PRIVACY POLICY: All information submitted in connection with entry to this Contest shall be governed by Sponsor’s privacy policy (at By entering this Contest, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to this privacy policy.




One (1) 3rd-5th Grade Category Winner will receive a signed copy of PEMBRICK’S CREATUREPEDIA by Andrew Peterson and have their story featured online.


One (1) 6th-8th Grade Category Winner will receive a signed copy of PEMBRICK’S CREATUREPEDIA by Andrew Peterson and have their story featured online.


One (1) 9th-12th Grade Category Winner will receive a signed copy of PEMBRICK’S CREATUREPEDIA by Andrew Peterson and have their story featured online.


(Prize Approximate Retail Value: $20.00)


Actual value of prize may vary.  No transfer or cash or other substitution of all or part of a prize is permitted, except by Sponsor, which reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to substitute the prize or prize component with another of comparable or greater value. Any and all taxes on the prize will be the responsibility of the winners. Sponsor shall not be responsible for any cancellations, delays, postponements, substitutions, changes in services, damage in the delivery of the prize, and/or loss of any prize in connection with delivery of the prize via mail.  In the event that there is an insufficient number of eligible entries, Sponsor reserves the right not to award the prizes.


JUDGING/WINNER SELECTION: For each Grade Category, one (1) Winner, for a total of Three (3) Winners will be selected by a qualified panel of judges on or about September 28, 2021 from all eligible entries received by the entry deadline. Entries will be judged on originality and creativity, with equal weight being given to each criterion. The decisions of the Sponsor with respect to the selection of the winners, and in regard to all matter relating to this Contest, shall be final and binding. Winners will be notified via email and must respond to email notification within ten (10) days of receipt. Winners may also be required to complete, execute and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release. Noncompliance with these conditions may result in forfeiture of the Prize, and Sponsor reserves the right to select alternate winners in such circumstance. If winner notification of the Prize is returned as undeliverable, Sponsor may, at its discretion, select an alternate winner.


DISCLAIMERS/LICENSE:  By competing in this Contest and/or accepting the prize, entrants agree that Sponsor, Partner, and their respective parent companies, assigns, subsidiaries and affiliates, and advertising, promotion and fulfillment agencies and all of their respective employees, officers and directors will have no liability whatsoever, and will be held harmless by entrants for any liability for any injuries, losses, or damages of any kind to person and property resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from the acceptance, possession, misuse, or use of the prizes, or participation in this Contest.


To the extent allowed by law, participation in the Contest in any way, or acceptance of, or participation in, any prize constitutes each entrant’s consent for, and grant of a non-exclusive, sub-licensable and assignable license to Sponsor and Partner to use, publish, post or display entrant’s name, social media handles, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions, statements, as submitted in connection with the Contest, and prize information, regardless of whether altered, or used alone or with other material, in Sponsor’s sole discretion, for promotional, advertising, and publicity purposes in any medium now known or later discovered, worldwide and in perpetuity, without review or approval, and without further notice, payment, or consideration of any kind. All rights, consents and licenses granted to Sponsor and Partner under these Official Rules and/or any Affidavit of Eligibility and Release will survive the termination of this Contest.


RIGHT TO MODIFY OR CANCEL: Sponsor may cancel, suspend or modify the Contest or any part of it, in any way, if Sponsor determines in its sole discretion that the Contest is not capable of executing as Sponsor intended, or that any error, omission, fraud, technical failure, tampering, computer virus, or other factor, technical or otherwise, beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control, impairs or may impair Sponsor’s ability to properly conduct the Contest, subject to any applicable law or regulation.


In the event of any inconsistency between these Official Rules and any disclosure or other statement contained in any Contest-related materials, these Official Rules will govern.


DISPUTES: Any dispute arising from this Contest will be determined according to the laws of the State of New York, without reference to its conflict of law principles, and by entering the entrants consent to the personal jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in New York County and agree that such courts have exclusive jurisdiction over all such disputes.


WINNERS LIST:  For a list of the Winners, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope by March 28, 2022 to Leslie Calhoun, Waterbrook, Attn: Pembrick’s Creaturepedia Writing Contest, 10807 New Allegiance Drive Suite 500, Colorado Springs, CO 80921


SPONSOR:  Penguin Random House LLC, 10807 New Allegiance Drive Suite 500, Colorado Springs, CO 80921