|Amazon.com Announces Owl Delivery Writing Adventure|
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 memorabilia.
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 as follows:
-- 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 www.amazon.com/kidcorrespondent.
Media interested in interviewing a Kid Correspondent should contact the Amazon.com media hotline listed below.
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