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Olaf's headReading Is Fundamental, Inc., Paramount Pictures Corporation, and HarperCollins Publishers present:

The Cunning Count Olaf Composition Contest

The winners have been selected! Congratulations to our grand prize winner, runner up,  and five honorable mention winners!
RIF received approximately 650 entries. Thanks to everyone who participated! Our judges had such a tough time picking the winners that we actually had to turn to  Mr. Snicket for help.  For those of you who did not have the fortune of winning this contest, please check your mailbox soon for a special letter to you from Mr. Lemony Snicket. 

 Read the winning Count Olaf entries now! Count Olaf Writing

Grand Prize Winner:

Michael Z.
Age 12
Wilmette, IL


David R.
Age 15
Leesburg, VA

Honorable Mentions:

Gabriel E.
Age 13
Henderson, CO

Mrs. Nagle's class, including:
Rick C., Amber C., Olivia F., Trevor F., Dan G., Jack H., Tom S., and Emily W.
Ages 10
Pewaukee, WI

Joshua D.
Age 12
Las Vegas, NV

Ana R.
Age 13
Oldsmar, FL

Mary Elise G.
Age 9
Indian Harbour Beach, FL 

More Misfortune:

  • Read RIF's interview with Lemony Snicket
  • Rate and review books from A Series of Unfortunate Events
  • Check out photos from the upcoming movie 
  • Visit LemonySnicket.com
  • Visit UnfortunateEventsMovie.com
  • Check out the prizes for this contest
  • What is RIF?
    Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) is the nation's oldest and largest nonprofit children's literacy organization. Want to learn more about RIF? Visit the Who We Are section of this website.

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