Taylor Swift’s pop single “Shake It Off” from her soon-to-be released 1989 CD continues to rock the music world. The hit song is now being used to start a conversation among elementary-aged students. Scholastic invites kids in third to sixth grade to share how they shake off things that bring them down by entering the “This Is How I Shake It Off!” writing contest.
Winners will have a chance to meet the superstar and hear her in concert, or receive an autographed CD.
The 24-year-old pop sensation capitalizes on the power of music to shake off negative comments. Scholastic challenges children to come up with a one-page creative essay or poem to share their ideas on the topic.
Deadline for submission is December 11.
The Grand-Prize Winner receives round-trip airfare and hotel accommodations for two to see Taylor Swift in concert as well as a chance to enjoy a “meet and greet” with the singer. One second-place winner will receive a signed guitar and an autographed 1989 CD. Five runners-up also receive a signed 1989 CD.
As part of Scholastic’s ongoing Reading Opens a World of Possible initiative, Taylor Swift joins in an inspiring conversation talking about her favorite books and how reading and writing opened her to a world of opportunities. Watch the exclusive Taylor Swift video available Wednesday, October 29.
Another music superstar, Usher, will host a live webcast “Bigger Than Words” to share the importance of reading on Thursday, November 6th. Register at scholastic.com/usherwebcast
For more information on the writing contest and video exclusive, go to scholastic.com/taylorswift