The “Wrestle Mania Reading Challenge,” sponsored by YALSA and WWE, encourages teens and tweens to read during Teen Read Week and beyond. By doing so, they can win prizes donated by WWE and other organizations. The goal of this program is to reach reluctant readers and get more teens reading beyond Teen Read Week by implementing a reading incentive program that provides prizes from WWE as a reward.
To enter your school or library in the “Wrestle Mania Reading Challenge” register online by July 31st, 2012. Participants must be in grades 5-12 and will compete in three grade categories: grades 5-6, grades 7-8 and grades 9-12.
In January 2013, 18 finalists will be chosen from the participants and each will win a travel package to attend Wrestle Mania 29 and compete in the Wrestle Mania Reading Challenge Championships in April 2013. Their sponsoring library will win $2,000.
How the 2012-2013 Challenge Works
- Register your library or school: librarians and educators must register by July 31, 2012. To register, complete this brief online form.
- Promote the contest to your teens: World Wrestling Entertainment will send promotional posters to all registrants in September. Registrants can download completion certificates, pledge forms, and other collateral from YALSA and WWE via this web page after registration closes.
- Help teens submit their entries: tweens and teens will write a letter to their favorite WWE Superstar that convinces the Superstar to read the tween/teen’s favorite book, and then submit it through an online form that will be made available electronically between October 1 and 31, 2012.