Hey, Kids, Big And Small: Search for the Clues with The Hardy Boys and Win a Feature Story in the Next Hardy Boys Graphic Novel

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Search for the clues with the Hardy Boys to win a chance to appear in the next Hardy Boys Comic Novel: Go to http://www.Papercutz.com by March 29, 2007.

Attention all kids, big and small. If kids think that they have the investigative skills to solve crimes, now is their chance to find the clues with the Hardy Boys undercover brothers and win a chance to be featured in the next Hardy Boys comic novel.

Entrants may visit, http://www.Papercutz.com, to search the comics for the clues. If an entrants' investigative skills are great enough to find the clues, they may be the winner who will win the opportunity to be featured in the next Hardy Boys graphic novel. To win, entrants must recover all of the clues, and 'report' their findings at the end of the search. Find the clues, solve the crime and be the most accurate. As an entrant, this is a chance to prove outrageous investigative skills, with solving crimes -- with the Hardy Boys' "The Opposite Numbers," #7 (at bookstores everywhere). By reading the Hardy Boys #7 novel, get the details: Just when it looks like it can't get any worse; Frank and Joe are betrayed by A.T.A.C. -- American Teens Against Crime -- the Organization founded by their father. What should have been a fun cross-country trip aboard a new bullet turns into a deadly nightmare!

"Through working on these books, I've discovered just how much they mean to their fans," said Editor-in-chief Jim Salicrup. "We want to reward the creativity and imagination they inspire. "In return, we'll immortalize you in hundreds of thousands of books!"

Entrants will be able to preview clues and the Hardy Boys 'The Opposite Numbers, graphic novel #7, available to them at booksellers, online, and the Papercutz website (http://www.papercutz.com). The winner will be determined by judges including editor Salicrup. The winner will be shown on the website starting in April 1, 2007.


No purchase necessary. To enter the Hardy Boys Opposite Numbers Search, visit http://www.Papercutz.com, begin the comic search by clicking on the link on the Papercutz home page, recover each varied clue, solve the case and be the most accurate in solving the crime. Then complete the form at the end of the Search, to submit for entry. Contest is provided by Papercutz, 40 Exchange Place, Ste. 1308, New York, NY 10005. Limit one entry per person. Not responsible for submissions: late, lost, stolen, damaged, undelivered, mutilated, illegible, or misdirected entries; postage due; or typographical errors in the rules. Entries void if they are in whole or in part illegible, incomplete, or damaged. Contest starts January 10th, 2007. Entries must be completed and submitted by March 31st, 2007.

All entries become the property of Papercutz and will not be acknowledged or returned. Papercutz (Sponsor) will award one (1) Grand Prize to an eligible U.S. or Canadian entrant. Grand Prize includes providing a star appearance in an upcoming article to be published in one volume of the Hardy Boys graphic novels, by Papercutz and Hardy Boys merchandise, as available.

Contest is open to legal residents of the continental U.S. (excluding Puerto Rico) and Canada (except Quebec) as of January 10th, 2007. Void wherever prohibited or restricted by law. All provincial, federal, state, and local laws apply. Employees and family of employees of Papercutz (Sponsor), and its respective suppliers, parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, agencies, and participating retailers, and persons connected with the use, marketing, or conducting of this contest are not eligible.

Additionally, as a condition to receiving the Grand Prize, the winner, if not of legal age, and the winner's parent or legal guardian shall be required to execute an assignment transferring and assigning all of his or her rights, title, and interest, including but not limited to any copyrights or trademarks, in winner's image, persona, name, and/or likeness, as embodied in the forthcoming Papercutz books. Winner's parents or legal guardians on behalf of winners agree to allow use of winner's name, image, photograph, persona, likenesses, and entries for any advertising, promotion, and publicity purposes without further compensation to or permission from the entrants except where prohibited by law.

By participating in the contest, entrants agree to be bound by these rules and the decisions of the judges and the Sponsor, which are final in all matters relating to this contest. Failure to comply with these Official Rules may result in disqualification of your entry and prohibition of any further participation in this contest.

By entering, entrants release Sponsor and its subsidiaries; affiliates; divisions; and advertising, production, and promotion agencies from any and all liability for any loss, harm, damages, costs, or expenses, including without limitation property damages, personal injury, and /or death, arising out of participation in this contest, the acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize, claims based on publicity rights, rights of privacy, intellectual property rights, defamation, or merchandise delivery.

Copyright © 2007 Simon & Schuster, "Hardy Boys" is a trademark of Simon & Schuster. All rights reserved.

For the name of the prize winners (available after April 3rd, 2007) send a separate, stamped, self-addressed envelope to Winners' List HB Competition, Papercutz, 40 Exchange Place, Ste. 1308, New York, NY 10005.

Sponsor: Papercutz, 40 Exchange Place, Ste. 1308, New York, NY 10005.


Papercutz is a new graphic novel publishing company for tweens ages 8 to14. Launched in the Spring of 2005 with the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew, the company also publishes the graphic novels of Totally Spies, Zorro, and John Paul II. In this short period of time, it has sold over 250,000 Nancy Drew and 200,000 Hardy Boys graphic novels. With writers that include Scott Lobdell and Stefan Petrucha, and artists such as Lulu Award winner Lea Hernandez and Sho Murase on board, Papercutz is uniquely positioned to bring exciting characters and inspiring stories to a new generation of readers.

For more information about PAPERCUTZ, you may visit http://www.Papercutz.com.

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