All-New National Student Day Contest Opens Today


OBERLIN, OHIO, September 24, 2015 – Celebrating and rewarding college students for their hard work and supporting children’s literacy are at the heart of the all-new National Student Day photo-sharing contest, which runs Sept. 24-Oct. 22. The fifth annual National Student Day contest, sponsored by the National Association of College Stores (NACS), gives students the opportunity to win a $500 prize to their campus store and support a good cause. For each contest entry received, NACS will donate $1, up to $5,000, to children’s literacy advocate Reading Is Fundamental.

Reading Is Fundamental, one of the world’s oldest and most respected charities dedicated to literacy, delivers free books and other literacy resources to children and families in economically disadvantaged communities in the United States.

High school and college students can enter the contest up to five times per person by simply snapping a “selfie” in their campus store and posting it to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #GIVEME5NSD.

The National Student Day celebration, set for October 8, 2015, is a day set aside by campus stores across the U.S. and Canada to celebrate their students by hosting a variety of celebrations.

For more information and complete contest rules, visit

About The National Association of College Stores
The National Association of College Stores (NACS) is the professional trade association representing the $10 billion collegiate retailing industry. NACS represents nearly 3,000 campus retailers and approximately 1,000 industry-related companies that supply course materials and other merchandise and services to campus stores. NACS provides education and other resources that help its member stores support student success, the campus experience, and the academic missions of higher education institutions. NACS is headquartered in Oberlin, Ohio. Additional information can be found online at

About Reading Is Fundamental
Reading Is Fundamental delivers free books and literacy resources to children and families in economically disadvantaged communities in the United States. By giving children the opportunity to own a book, RIF inspires them to become lifelong readers and achieve their full potential. RIF is leading the way to help minimize the summer learning slide through Read for Success, a proven program model aimed at early elementary students to reduce summer reading loss and improve literacy proficiency all year long. As the nation’s largest children’s literacy nonprofit, RIF has placed 412 million books in the hands of more than 40 million children since it was established in 1966. To learn more and help provide books to kids who need them most, visit

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