This contest was announced on Stella's Tomb Raider Blog on May 1, 2010, and runs through May 29, 2010. Winners will be announced weekly on the same blog.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: This contest is open to entrants worldwide, as long as you are able to receive mail from the United States, and as long as such contests are allowed by local laws.

You must be 13 or older to enter. Minors between the ages of 13 and 18 who are selected to win a prize will be required to provide parental consent in order to receive their prizes.

HOW TO ENTER: This is an online contest only. Participants may enter by any or all of the following methods:

  • Subscribe to Stella's Tomb Raider Blog through Google Friend Connect, FeedBurner or one of the other services linked at the bottom of the page and post a comment on this week's topic.
  • Become a fan of Stella's Site on Facebook and reply to the Book Bonanza topic under "Discussions".
  • Subscribe and/or post a comment on my YouTube channel. Since other people comment as well, please mention the contest so I'll know you're interested.
  • Send me a message on Xbox LIVE (gamertag: Stellalune) letting me know you'd like to enter.
  • Send me an email () with "contest" in the subject line.

The contest announcement and weekly blog posts about each phase of the contest provide additional details, including weekly topics and deadlines.

You can enter more than once, but please only once per week, per method. Spam and duplicate posts will be deleted and disqualified. Anonymous blog posts are OK, but if you prefer to post anonymously, please email privately to let me know which post is yours. After all, I need to be able to reach you if you win.

IMPORTANT: Please do not post your email address, mailing address or other personal information online. I will contact you for details should you win.

SELECTION OF WINNERS AND ODDS OF WINNING: Two (2) winners per week, or eight (8) winners in all, will be selected in a random drawing from among all eligible entries for each phase of the contest, as follows:

  • Week One (May 1-7): Two winners will each receive a copy of The Official Tomb Raider Files. Deadline for entries is 11:59 p.m. EDT, May 7, 2010. Winners will be announced Saturday, May 8, 2010.

  • Week Two (May 8-14): Two winners will each receive a copy of Lara's Book: Lara Croft and the Tomb Raider Phenomenon. Deadline for entries is 11:59 p.m. EDT, May 14, 2010. Winners will be announced Saturday, May 15, 2010.

  • Week Three (May 15-21): Two winners will each receive one copy of Tomb Raider Tankobon volumes 1 - 5 (five books per winner). Deadline for entries is 11:59 p.m. EDT, May 21, 2010. Winners will be announced Saturday, May 22.

  • Week Four (May 22-29) GRAND PRIZE: Two winners will each receive a copy of The Art of Tomb Raider two-volume set. These winners will be selected from among all eligible entries received between the start of the contest (May 1, 2010) and the conclusion, 11:59 p.m. EDT, May 29, 2010. Winners will be announced Sunday, May 30.

All winners will be selected at random by me (Stella) using the tools at The number of eligible entries received will determine the odds of winning. All decisions are final and no whining will be tolerated.

WINNER NOTIFICATION AND ACCEPTANCE: Winners will be notified by email or instant message (depending on the method they used to enter the contest) on or around the dates listed above. If you use a spam filter, please be sure to add to your whitelist so my message is not accidentally flagged as spam. If any winner does not respond to the notification within 7 days of notification, that winner will be disqualified and an alternate winner will be chosen.

ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNERS: Each winner's given name, surname initial, state or province (US/Canada only), and country of residence will be announced on my web site and blog. All personal information, such as winners' email and mailing addresses, will be kept confidential. Contest entries are subject to's usual privacy policy, which is detailed here.

MAILING OF PRIZES: All prizes will be dispatched by United States Postal Service within 2 weeks of the close of contest. Time in transit will vary depending on winners' location. will pay for all prizes and postage; however, winners are responsible for any import duty fees, VAT, etc., which their local authorities may apply. Please check with your local customs office for details.

DISCLAIMERS: is not responsible for lost or misdirected entries. Eligible entries posted on my blog, Facebook or YouTube channel pages will automatically be counted. If you submit an entry by email or instant message and do not receive a reply from me within 48 hours, please let me know.

I will make every effort to choose and announce the winners on schedule, but I am not responsible for circumstances beyond my control (e.g., computer or internet issues, illness, alien abduction, etc.). If I am unable to announce the winners on schedule, I will certainly do so as soon as possible.

THE FINE PRINT: This drawing is void where prohibited. By participating in this drawing, you agree to the rules stated above and release and hold harmless from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind arising out of or relating to the drawing or resulting from acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize.

Blah, blah, blah.... I know. What are people going to do, give themselves paper cuts? Drop the massive Art of Tomb Raider books on their toes? Honestly.... But in this day and age a little butt-covering is par for the course. Thanks for bearing with me.

If you have any questions about this contest, please feel free to contact me.