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Read Your Way to the Big Game!

Your child’s ability to read is a critical predictor of educational and lifelong success. Help establish a foundation of success for your child and support the University of South Carolina & Clemson University championship traditions by participating in the South Carolina Department of Education’s 2019 Read Your Way to the Big Game contest. 

All pre-k through eighth-grade students who read six books will qualify to win tickets to the Palmetto Bowl on November 30.  Once students have completed their readings, they should turn in the list of books read to their teacher. Winners will receive four tickets and pre-game sideline passes to the Clemson vs. South Carolina game.

The 2019 Read Your Way to the Big Game Contest closed on November 1, 2019. Stay tuned for the announcement of student, teacher and school winners!


Schools with at least 70% student participation will be entered to win one of two $2,000 school library grants. Five participating teachers will be randomly selected to win $500 for their classroom. Two teachers and/or school library media specialists who have the best decorated bulletin board, wall or door will win $500 each for their classroom.

Read Your Way to the Big Game!

The 2020 Read Your Way to the Big Game Contest will not be held this year due to the suspension of the 2020 Palmetto Bowl.

Your child’s ability to read is a critical predictor of educational and lifelong success. Help establish a foundation of success for your child and support the University of South Carolina & Clemson University championship traditions by participating in the South Carolina Department of Education’s Read Your Way to the Big Game contest. 

All pre-k through eighth-grade students who read six books will qualify to win tickets to the Palmetto Bowl.  Once students have completed their readings, they should turn in the list of books read to their teacher. Winners will receive four tickets and pre-game sideline passes to the Clemson vs. South Carolina game.