2017 Be a Champion and Read Contest

The Alabama Education Association is proud to announce our 5th Annual Be A Champion and Read Contest. The goal of the program is to get students and parents excited about reading. What better way to do it in our state than getting Big Al and Aubie involved!

All K-6 students who read six books qualify to win a trip to the Iron Bowl with two guests, sideline passes, and pre-game activities.

Lucky educators of participating schools are also eligible to win thousands of dollars for their classrooms and libraries. Roll Tide! War Eagle! Keep Reading!



Iron Bowl Tickets – The two winning students (one for Alabama and one for Auburn) and two guests will receive free tickets to the Iron Bowl! Each prize includes sideline passes and pre-game activities.

$1,000 – Two schools with at least 75 percent student participation will be randomly drawn and will win $1,000 for each of their libraries!

$500 – Four educators who decorate bulletin boards, walls, or doors to promote the contest will each be eligible to win $500.

To enter, educators must choose one or both AEA Be A Champ Social Media sites and either:

Post your picture(s) to @AEABeAChamp on Facebook and use the hashtag #AEABeAChamp17.

Share your photo, tag @AEABeAChamp, and use the hashtag #AEABeAChamp17 on Instagram.

Tweet your photo at @myAEA and use the hashtag #AEABeAChamp17 .

Winners of the decorating contest will be judged on various criteria, including social media participation.

Don’t use social media? Send digital pictures of displays to tashac@alaedu.org.  Photo submissions will be accepted until October 31, 2017.


Contest Materials:

All materials will be shipped directly to schools on September 1. If your school does not receive the materials, please contact Tasha Cooper at 1-800-392-5839 or tashac@alaedu.org.

We’re currently developing this year’s materials. Materials will be available for download on August 25. At that time, you will be able to click on the links below for the Be a Champion and Read contest materials. For additional information, please send an email to tashac@alaedu.org.