THE Examiner's Schools Collect for Cash competition starts today and we are asking you to collect special tokens to help your local school win a share of s11,000.
Readers need to collect as many tokens as possible from the Huddersfield Daily Examiner and through our community website, myExaminer .
The first token appeared today and online here .
Tokens will appear every day from today until Saturday February 19.
Simply cut out the tokens and drop them into your local school or the Examiner office but make sure you tell us which school you are collecting for.
You can also collect virtual tokens online every day by visiting the Myexaminer website here .
First, register on the website and activate the email we send you. You will then be able to search for your local school in our gallery and click on the schools logo to collect a token for them.
Only schools that have registered for the promotion will appear in the gallery.
For more information about how you can collect tokens for your chosen school, please click here .
Examiner senior marketing executive Natasha Maskery said: With the support of Barclays, this years schools competition will see the Examiner give away more money than ever before.
With a share of s11,000 up for grabs, schools have been registering to take part in the promotion but now they need your help.
So whether you have school-aged children, grandchildren, neighbours or friends, the Examiners Schools Collect for Cash promotion can really help them. This is how the cash is broken down and it means several schools will end up winners.
Schools with the highest number of tokens per pupil will win s2,000 (first), s1,000 (second) and s500 (third).
Schools that collect most tokens will win s2,000 (first), s1,000 (second) and s500 (third).
Barclays will judge schools with the best suggestions of how they can promote financial education to pupils. Again there are three prizes s2,000 (first), s1,000 (second) and s500 (third).
All schools that have collected at least 100 tokens and have not won a main prize will be entered into a draw to win s500.
Collect as many tokens as you can from the Examiner and encourage friends and family to collect tokens online to help your chosen school.
Last year, Wilberlee Junior and Infant School in Slaithwaite won s2,500 and used it towards paying for new playground equipment.
Headteacher Richard Bottom said: Its timber-framed with large swings and a rope climb. The pupils on the School Council researched and chose it and the children use it every day be it wet, dry or ice outside.
We were looking for something adventurous and substantial and it has gone down great with the kids.
Barclays community investment manager Marie Morris said: We put our energy, resources and expertise into partnerships with a range of charities with a particular focus on the 16-25 age group.
The programme includes a comprehensive range of materials that we make available to schools.
Barclays staff from across the UK volunteer their time to help us deliver the programme in a range of settings from classrooms to community centres.
Together, we aim to help people build their financial knowledge, skills and confidence.
By 2012 we will be supporting one million people with budgeting, spending, saving and using credit.
Groups supporting 16 to 25-year-olds can request a free Barclays Money Skills session by emailing Barclays partners West Yorkshire Trading Standards at email@example.com
Once you have collected as many tokens as you can you will need to submit them to the school or to the Examiner office at Queen Street South, Huddersfield, HD1 3DU.
All tokens must be received by the Examiner before 5pm on Friday March 4.
1. Normal Trinity Mirror NW2 conditions apply.
2. A full list of terms and conditions can be found at www.myexaminer.co.uk/ rules.
3. Tokens will appear in the Huddersfield Daily Examiner from Monday January 10 until Saturday, February 19, 2011.
4. You can submit any number of newspaper tokens at the same time.
5. Photocopies or duplicated copies of tokens will not be accepted.
6. Readers must register their details at myExaminer.co.uk in order to vote online.
7. Online bonus tokens will be available on our website www.examiner.co.uk/schools every day during the six week promotion.
8. Readers can vote once per day per computer.
9. If anyone is found to have tampered with the online token collection mechanic, we reserve the right not to accept these tokens.
10. The competition is open to all schools registered to participate in the promotion.
11. Any tokens submitted for an unregistered school will not be accepted.
12. The Huddersfield Daily Examiner must receive all tokens by Friday March 4, at 5pm.
13. No responsibility will be accepted for any tokens that are lost, damaged or delayed in the post. Proof of posting is not proof of delivery.
14. Any tokens that are incomplete, torn, mutilated, illegible or damaged in any way will be declared void.
15. Schools must register for the promotion separately.
16. Schools will not be able to donate tokens to other schools or combine tokens with them.
17. The promoter is Trinity Mirror Huddersfield and Barclays donate the prizes as stated.
18. All cash prizes will be paid to the respective winners as cheques.
19. It is the participating schools responsibility to verify the number of pupils in the school on the day they register for the promotion.
20. Prizes are non transferable and non-refundable.
21. Winners must agree to publicity reasonably requested by Trinity Mirror Huddersfield.
22. No purchase necessary.
23. The Editors decision is final in all matters and no correspondence will be entered into.
24. Acceptance of rules is a condition of entry.
25. All instructions form part of the rules. In any instance where additional rules and regulations are applicable these will be notified in full in the Huddersfield Daily Examiner.
26. Trinity Mirror Huddersfield reserves the right to stop any promotion at any time and change the conditions.