Competition Time! Share your back to school survival stories

Can it really be back to school time? It feels like the holidays only started last week but alas they will soon be over and a distant memory for all parents, kids and teachers. Being parents (and big kids!) ourselves we know that the first few weeks of September can be pretty stressful with everyone trying to get back into the routine of school uniform, homework, early nights and even earlier starts. So, to help banish those back to school blues we thought a competition was in order – genius right?!

Back to school books
With our school survival stories competition we’re giving you the chance to win £100 of Ladybird books for your family and, even better, the winner gets to choose ANY Ladybird books they want from the Ladybird bookshop – from baby books to sound books, from reading schemes to favourite fairy tales and from Topsy and Tim to Peppa Pig. Read on to find out how to enter (and also how you can win one of these cute mini ladybirds).

Ladybird plush
How to enter:

Share your back to school survival stories on Twitter using the hashtag #schoolsurvivalstory and @ladybirdbooks. Your tweet can be your own memories of starting school, how you manage to get the kids back into the school routine or simply a story on how you have coped when your little ones headed to ‘big’ school. Just let us know your #schoolsurvivalstory by midnight September 22nd 2013 for your chance to win. Don't forget to read the terms and conditions below.

The prize: £100 of Ladybird books for your family. PLUS – we will be giving out a mini ladybird to each entry that the Ladybird team finds particularly funny, charming or just a piece of particularly good advice.

So what are you waiting for? Get entering!

Ladybird Books Limited – Twitter
Promotion – General Rules

  1. No
    purchase necessary to enter the Promoter’s Twitter promotions.
  2. This
    promotion is open to UK residents aged 16 years or over, with the
    exception of employees of the Promoter, their families, agents and anyone
    else connected with this promotion. The closing date for this promotion is
    midnight on September 22nd 2013.
  3. To
    enter one of the Promoter’s Twitter promotions, you must send either a
    Twitter direct message (“DM”) or an “@Reply” message to the LadybirdBooks Twitter
    account by the closing date, such method to be specified in the relevant
    promotion’s guidelines. If responding by DM, the DM to LadybirdBooks must
    include your email address. If you respond by “@reply” and you win, then
    you will be asked to "Follow" LadybirdBooks so that you can send
    a DM to LadybirdBooks with your contact information. You may subsequently
    "Unfollow" PenguinBooks at any time. The Promoter accepts no
    responsibility for any entries that are incomplete, illegible, corrupted
    or fail to reach the Promoter by the relevant closing date for any reason.
    Proof of posting or sending is not proof of receipt. Entries via agents or
    third parties are invalid.
  4. Only
    one entry per person. No entrant may win more than one prize.
  5. Winner
    selection is based upon speed of response and validity of entry.  For example, if LadybirdBooks is giving
    away one book, then the first eligible user to submit a valid entry to LadybirdBooks
    will win the book. If LadybirdBooks is giving away prizes to five entrants
    who answer a question correctly, then the first five eligible users to
    submit a correct and valid entry to LadybirdBooks will win the prizes.
  6. The
    prizes in respect of a particular promotion will be set out in the Twitter
    post relevant to that promotion.
  7. Prizes
    are subject to availability. In the event of unforeseen circumstances, the
    Promoter reserves the right (a) to substitute alternative prizes of
    equivalent or greater value and (b) in exceptional circumstances to amend
    or foreclose the promotion without notice. No correspondence will be
    entered into.
  8. The
    winner(s) will be notified via email or post within 14 days of the closing
    date of the relevant promotion. The winner must claim their prize within 14
    working days of the Promoter sending notification. If the prize is
    unclaimed after this time, it will lapse and the Promoter reserves the
    right to offer the unclaimed prize to a substitute winner selected in
    accordance with these promotion rules.
  9. To
    obtain details of the winner(s) please email
    stating the name of the prize draw in the subject heading 4 weeks after
    the closing date.
  10. The
    winners agree to take part in reasonable post event publicity and to the
    use of their names and photographs in such publicity.
  11. These
    general terms and conditions are in addition to any specific promotion rules
    set out on the Twitter post in respect of the relevant promotion and by
    entering the promotion you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions
    and any specific promotion rules.  The Promoter reserves the right to amend
    these general terms and conditions from time to time, such changes to be
    effective 24 hours after they have been made.
  12. No
    association or business relationship is claimed with Twitter, Inc.
  13. These
    terms and conditions are governed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales.
  14. The
    Promoter is Ladybird Books Limited of 80 Strand, London WC2R 0RL.

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