Girl of the Year® 2012— McKenna™ Take the Challenge Giveaway 2012


Congratulations to all of the girls who participated in McKenna's Take the Challenge!

More than 170,000 of you entered the sweepstakes by completing challenges and building your strengths. And just by participating, you helped donate $50,000 through Shine On Now™ to Save the Children's U.S. Literacy Fund.

We drew these 20 lucky winners at random to win a McKenna doll and book set.

Bailey HIA
Briana FMI
Chloe MWA
Elise WCA
Emily GWA
Jamie WWI
Jordyn LAK
Kaitlyn WIL
Kiara LFL
Libby MMI
Lindsey KPA
Macy LVA
Morgan LWA
Olivia BWI
Rebekah FFL
Riley COH
Samantha MCA
Sarah BIN
Sarah-Elizabeth TNC
Victoria FNY



The following Sweepstakes offer is good in the United States only and shall be construed and evaluated according to the laws of the United States. Do not enter this Sweepstakes if you are not a legal US resident located in the fifty (50) United States and District of Columbia at the time of entry. You must be between the ages of 8 and 13 at the time of entry and have permission from a parent or legal guardian.

HOW TO ENTER: To enter, go to, visit the Take the Challenge section and create a user account using the requested information on the website between January 1, 2012 and August 31, 2012 ("Promotion Period"). Entries must be received no later than 11:59:59 p.m. Central Standard Time on August 31, 2012 to be eligible for the Sweepstakes. Limit one (1) entry per person for entire Promotion Period. For the purposes of this promotion, an "entrant" shall be deemed to be the person creating the account.  The entrant must be between the ages of 8 and 13 with the permission to use a parent or legal guardian’s email address to enter the Sweepstakes, and meet all eligibility criteria set forth in the Eligibility section of these Official Rules. In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of the person submitting an entry, the entry will be deemed submitted by the person in whose name the e-mail account is registered. Sweepstakes starts 12:01:00 a.m. Central Standard Time on January 1, 2012 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. Central Standard Time on August 31, 2012. Participants may not enter using multiple email addresses nor may entrants use any other device or artifice to enter multiple times or using multiple identities. Any participant who attempts to enter with multiple email addresses under multiple identities or uses any device or artifice to enter multiple times will be disqualified and forfeits any and all prizes won, in Sponsor's discretion.

PRIZES: Twenty (20) Prizes. Each winner will receive (1) McKenna doll and Paperback Book, (1) Ready to Fly Paperback Book, and (1) Take the Challenge! Paperback Book. Approximate Retail Value ("ARV") $121.90 per Prize; total ARV of all Prizes $2438.00.

RANDOM DRAWING: Sweepstakes drawing to be held on or around September 4, 2012. Twenty winners will be selected by a random drawing which will be conducted from among all eligible entries received by an independent judging organization whose decisions are final in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes promotion. Odds of winning a Prize are dependent on the number of eligible entries received. Many will enter, few will win. In case of unavailability of any prize, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prize of equal or greater value.

ELIGIBILITY: Sweepstakes is open to legal US residents of the 50 United States and District of Columbia that are between the ages of 8 and 13 at the time of entry, who have obtained their parent or legal guardian’s approval prior to entering. All entries must be submitted through the parent or legal guardian’s email address. Employees of American Girl Brands, LLC, its affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, printing company, independent judging organization, and immediate family and household members of each are not eligible to win. Void wherever prohibited by law. Subject to applicable federal, state, and local laws.

GENERAL: By entering this Sweepstakes, participants (and participant’s parent or legal guardian) agree to (a) abide by and be bound by these Official Sweepstakes Rules and the decisions of the independent judging organization, which are final in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes, and (b) release and hold harmless American Girl Brands, LLC, and the officers, employees, agents of each, from and against any claims or damages of any kind. Winners will be required to execute an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability and a Publicity release (except where prohibited), which must be signed, and returned to the Sponsor within 14 days of attempted delivery of same. Noncompliance with this condition may result in forfeiture of Prize and an alternate winner being selected. Prizes will be awarded in minor's name to parent or legal guardian who must sign and return all required documents. Winners will be notified by e-mail. If Prize or Prize notification is returned as undeliverable, the Prize will be forfeited and will be awarded to an alternate winner in a random drawing. All taxes on the Prize will be the responsibility of the winner (and winner’s parent or legal guardian). Prizes may not be redeemed for cash, substituted or transferred except as provided herein, or in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Limit one Prize per person for entire promotion period. All Prizes will be awarded provided a sufficient number of entries are received. By accepting the Prize, winner (and winner’s parent or legal guardian on winner’s behalf) consents to the use of his or her name, and/or likeness for advertising and trade purposes without additional compensation, except where prohibited. Entries become the property of American Girl Brands, LLC. Prizes will be shipped within 30 days after receipt of the signed Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity release and verification.

INTERNET: Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, mutilated, or illegible entries nor for electronic transmission errors resulting in omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction, or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware, or software malfunctions or limitations of any kind, or inaccurate transmissions of or failure to receive entry information by Sponsor or presenter on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website or any combination thereof. If for any reason the Internet portion of the program is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of the Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Sweepstakes, the Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Internet portion of the Sweepstakes and select the winners by random drawing from among all eligible entries received from all methods combined up to the point of the action taken by the Sponsor. Caution: Any attempt by any person to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent of the law. Entries may be subject to verification prior to prize drawings. Please see the privacy policy located at for details of Sponsor's policy regarding the use of personal information collected in connection with this game.  If you are selected as a winner, your information may also be included in a publicly-available winner’s list.

WINNERS LIST: For the names of the winners, go to the Winners List at or send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Girl of the Year 2012, Attention: Customer Service, P.O. Box 620991, Middleton, WI, 53562-0040. Requests must be received by September 15, 2012. Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, illegible, incomplete, misdirected, mutilated, or postage due mail/requests.

SPONSOR: Sponsored by American Girl Brands, LLC, 8400 Fairway Place, Middleton, WI 53562.