First Place Winner to Appear in Book and Win Trip to Tony Hawkâ€™s Stand Up for Skateparks Event
Online PR News – 16-February-2012 – – MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. â€“ Feb. 16, 2012 â€“ Capstone, a leading publisher of childrenâ€™s books and digital products and services, is sponsoring a new writing contest for students in grades 3-7 inspired by its action-adventure, sci-fi book series Tony Hawkâ€™s 900 Revolution. In the book series, a mysterious force shatters Tony Hawkâ€™s skateboard and scatters the pieces across the globe just at the moment he finally captures the Holy Grail of skateboarding and lands the first-ever 900. A talented group of teens unite in a quest to bring the board â€“ and its power â€“ back together again.
The â€śJoin the Revolutionâ€ť contest invites students to share why they should be chosen as the next member of the Revolution team to find the remaining pieces of Tony Hawkâ€™s shattered skateboard. Aspiring young authors are encouraged to create a unique and inspiring character who could be critical to the teamâ€™s success.
The top five entries will be posted on www.TonyHawkReadingRevolution.com where students will be able to vote for their favorite character. The winning character will appear as part of the Revolution in a Tony Hawkâ€™s 900 Revolution book. The winner will also receive a trip to Tony Hawkâ€™s Stand Up for Skateparks 2012 event in Beverly Hills and a VIP pass to meet Tony Hawk in person.
â€śWith an awesome prize like this, we anticipate truly imaginative and original characters from our student authors. Not only will the winning character appear in one of our books, but the winner will get to meet Tony Hawk in person. The competition could be fierce, but students will vote and ultimately decide who they want to read about,â€ť said Ashley Andersen Zantop, Capstone Group Publisher and General Manager.
The top five entries will receive a Tony Hawk autographed book, and the top 50 entrants will receive two books from the series, one copy for themselves and one copy for their school library.
The â€śJoin the Revolutionâ€ť contest runs through March 31, 2012. For the official contest rules and entry form, visit www.TonyHawkReadingRevolution.com.
About Tony Hawk
Tony Hawk is the most famous and influential skateboarder of all time. In the 1980s and 1990s, he was instrumental in skateboardingâ€™s transformation from fringe pursuit to respected sport. After retiring from competitions in 2000, Tony continues to skate demos and tour all over the world. He is the founder, President and CEO of Tony Hawk, Inc., which he continues to develop and grow. He is also the founder of the Tony Hawk Foundation, which works to create skateparks and empower youth in low income communities.
Capstone is a leading publisher of childrenâ€™s books and digital products and services, offering everything from nonfiction, fiction, and picture books to interactive books, audio books, and literacy programs. Imprints and divisions include Capstone Press, Compass Point Books, Heinemann-Raintree, Picture Window Books, Stone Arch Books, and Capstone Digital. For more information, visit www.CapstonePub.com. Connect with them at http://Connect.CapstonePub.com.