Nine Lucky Kids Will Get Midnight Doorstep Delivery of ''Harry
Potter and the Deathly Hallows'' on July 21; Amazon Kid Correspondents
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 21, 2007--Amazon.com (Nasdaq:AMZN)
(www.amazon.com) today announced its list of Harry Potter Kid
Correspondents while simultaneously launching its Harry Potter Owl
Delivery Writing Adventure, an event inviting kids under the age of 18
to write a 300-word essay about their favorite Harry Potter character.
Three entries from each of three age groups (6-8, 9-12, and 13-17)
will be selected to receive midnight delivery of "Harry Potter and the
Deathly Hallows" on July 21st by UPS, as well as a Harry Potter prize
package that will feature hundreds of dollars worth of Harry Potter
To enter the Owl Delivery Writing Adventure, a parent or legal
guardian of the participating child must complete the entry form found
at www.amazon.com/harrypotter and submit their child's essay using the
instructions on the entry form. Selected essays from each age group
will be posted on the Amazon.com Web site for customers to read and
enjoy. The deadline for submissions is 11:59 p.m. PDT on Wednesday,
June 27, 2007; or when 1,000 eligible entries have been received,
whichever comes first.
The company also announced the list of those selected to be Harry
Potter Kid Correspondents. The winners' names, ages and hometowns are
Abigail, 8, St. Paul, Minn.
Maddie B., 7, St. Paul, Minn.
Maddie C., 10, River Falls, Wis.
Sabrina, 13, St. Paul, Minn.
Katherine, 14, Henniker, N.H.
Laura, 15, Newton, Mass.
Charlene, 12, Provo, Utah
Kenneth, 6, McKinney, Texas
August, 10, Los Angeles
Shoshana, 14, Allentown, Pa.
Selected Kid Correspondent videos can be viewed at
Media interested in interviewing a Kid Correspondent should
contact the Amazon.com media hotline listed below.
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