News4JAX celebrates students who are passionate about reading

5 local classrooms will be selected to win on March 26

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Local Station, in partnership with Douglas Law Firm, is proud to present News4JAX National Reading Awareness Month. Beginning in March, News4JAX will spotlight children grades 1-5 who are passionate about reading and celebrate four local classrooms who embrace the joy of literature.

“Studies have shown reading to children just 20 minutes a day can have an enormous impact on the cognitive development of children. In our ongoing effort to serve our local community, News4JAX wants to remind everyone of this important fact and get out into our local schools to spread this important message,” said Bob Ellis, Vice President and General Manager of WJXT/WCWJ.

To participate, parents and teachers should send a video or write-in of their child or classroom telling us why they are passionate about reading, and why they would like additional books in their classroom. Submissions can be sent through or by visiting the contest page. Nominations are open through March 26. A winning classroom will be announced each day on The Morning Show April 5 - 9.

The winning classroom will receive a pizza party and $100 scholastic gift card to restock their library.

Contest Requirements:

  1. Video’s must be two minutes or less, filmed with a horizontal frame.
  2. Child or classroom must be in grades 1-5 to participate.
  3. Video must be submitted on or the News4JAX contest page by March 26.
  4. All counties in the Jacksonville DMA are eligible to participate.