Marvel Readers Contest Phase 2

Read Marvel Readers and
introduce the books in your own words!

© 2018 MARVEL

Looking for the perfect Winter break homework?

Read one of the selected Marvel Readers and join the competition in either the writing or presentation category!

Learn English with these new and exciting super heroes!

* Group submission only

Application Requirements

· Group submission only
· English Language Learner living in Japan
· Not a native speaker of English
· Agrees to terms and conditions

Contest Details & How to Apply

* Students' introductions or the presentation videos must be submitted by their teachers. You can apply if there are 3 or more students entering the contest.

* Please apply for one category only - either the writing or the presentation category.


· For Teachers

Step 1: Download the application forms for teachers and students below
Step 2: Hand out the application form to your students, so that they can fill in the introduction.
Step 3: Submit the application forms by mail to our company.

* Please make sure to read our terms and conditions before applying.

· For Students

Step 1: Read one of the selected Marvel Readers listed below
Step 2: Write an introduction in approximately 100 words in the application form provided by the teacher.
(What you like about it and why you would recommend it)

View Entry Example


· For Teachers

Step 1: Please record (or collect) the students' presentations of one of the selected Marvel titles (in English) as a video. Step 2: Submit the video via the application form below.

* Allowed video formats are AVI, FLV and MP4. The maximum allowed file size is 200MB.

* Please make sure to read our terms and conditions before applying.

· For Students

Step 1: Read one of the selected Marvel Readers listed below
Step 2: Whilst showing the cover of the book to the camera, film a one minute presentation about what you like about the book or why you recommend the book.

View Entry Example

Setsunan University, winner of the Presentation Section in phase 1 of the contest, celebrate its victory. Click here to read more.

Contest Schedule

Application Period: November 19, 2018 until January 31, 2019
Result Announcement: 27 February, 2019 (Wednesday)

Title Selection

Adult Titles (Pearson Readers)

Marvel's The Avengers

Marvel's The Avengers (Level 2)

Marvel's Thor

Marvel's Thor (Level 3)

Marvel's Captain America

Marvel's Captain America: Civil War (Level 3)

Marvel's The Avengers: Age of Ultron

Marvel's The Avengers: Age of Ultron (Level 3)

Marvel's The Guardians of the Galaxy

Marvel's The Guardians of the Galaxy (Level 4)

Marvel's The Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Marvel's The Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (Level 4)

Kids Titles (Pearson Kids Readers)

Kids: Marvel's The Story of Spider-Man

Marvel's The Story of Spider-Man (Kids Reader Level 2)

Kids: Marvel's Freaky Thor Day

Marvel's Freaky Thor Day (Kids Reader Level 2)

Kids: Marvel's The Swashbuckling Spider

Marvel's The Swashbuckling Spider (Kids Reader Level 3)

Kids: Marvel's Call for Back Up

Marvel's Call for Back Up (Kids Reader Level 3)


First Prize (One School)

Full Pearson Readers Library Set (All Levels)

Runner-up Prize (3 Schools)

A level-based Pearson Readers Library Set of your choice (excluding the full set)

Furthermore, we are giving away a set of 20 Pearson English Readers. The winner of this set will be drawn.

The Juror

Thomas Robb

Thomas Robb recently retired from the Faculty of Foreign Studies at Kyoto Sangyo University and now divides his time between activities for the Extensive Reading Foundation, of which he is the Chair, and editing TESL-EJ, an electronic journal for language teachers. He is the second President of JALT, and then its Executive Secretary until 1990, and has been active in many academic societies. His main focus is how to use technology to improve language learning. He is the designer of the two software apps mentioned in the article, MReader and Peereval. In 2017, he was honored with the "Milne Innovation Award" for his contributions to Extensive Reading" by the Extensive Reading Foundation.

How to Apply

The teacher needs to submit the introductions and/or the presentation videos from each student individually (to apply as a school, 3 or more students are required). Click the button below to proceed.

Select your category by clicking on the Category tab below.

* Please mail the introductions written by your students as the representing teacher.

* Please make sure to read our terms and conditions before applying.

Step 1:

Please download the Teacher Application Form and the Student Application form below.

Teacher & Student Application Form

Step 2:

Provide the application forms to your students so that they can fill in the required information and introductions.

Step 3:

Collect the application forms from your students and send them to the following address:

Pearson Japan K.K.
Marketing Department
3F Sarugaku-cho SS Building
1-5-15 Kanda Sarugaku-cho, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo 101-0064

Tel: 03-5281-8558

Step 1

Ask your student to read one of the selected Marvel Readers listed below and whilst showing the cover of the book to the camera, to film a 1 minute presentation about what they like about the book or why they recommend the book.

Step 2

Fill in the form below and upload the video you have created in Step 1.

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Teacher Information

Please enter your teacher's name
Please enter the name of your school
Please enter a valid email address!
Please enter your phone number.

Please enter a zip code.
Please select a prefecture.
Please enter your address.
Please select your status.

Student Information

Student #1

Please type in your name

Please type in your name
Please select your age group.
Please select your school year
Please select a title
Select video file

Alternatively, provide a link to your video, for example via Dropbox

*Supported file formats are AVI, FLV and MP4. The maximum size is 200 MB.

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Terms & Conditions

Please read and agree to the following Terms & Conditions before submitting your entry.

By submitting your entry, you agree to the terms stipulated in the Terms & Conditions.

Qualifications for entering

  • Persons who agree to this terms of use
  • Persons resident in Japan.
  • Persons whose native or first language is not English.

Important points and conditions to note before entering

  • Works submitted will be judged strictly and award-winning works will be awarded with the grand prize and other awards. The full name, the name of the school and the academic year of entrants whose works are chosen as award-winners will be published in the following ways:
    1. Posted on the official website of Pearson Japan (henceforth referred to as "the company") ( and on the company's official Facebook page (").
    2. Published in the Pearson Reader Catalog (2019-2020) issued by the company (the company may, at its discretion, choose excerpts from submitted videos to feature as award-winning works in the Presentation section).
    3. Published in other promotional material issued by the company.
  • Entrants will not be notified if their entries are accepted.
  • Entries cannot be withdrawn after submission.
  • Entrants must ensure that their submissions do not infringe on the copyright or other rights of third parties. If a copyright infringement claim or other complaint is received from a third party, the entrant shall bear full responsibility and the company shall be absolved of any responsibility.
  • If a submission is found to have infringed on third party copyright or committed any other illegal act, its selection as an award-winning work will be withdrawn.
  • Awards given to award-winning works will be sent to the address entered when the entry is submitted. If the company cannot contact the entrant due to an error in the address or a change after submission, the award may be withdrawn, or the entrant may be considered to have forfeited their right to receive the award.
  • If an entry by a minor is shortlisted for an award, the company will send the guardians (here and hereafter meaning legal representative) of said minor documents requesting their consent to the agreement of said minor to these Terms & Conditions. If the documents are not returned, the shortlisting of said minor's entry will be withdrawn.

Handling of personal information

Personal information obtained from entries will be used within the scope of the following purposes of use.

  1. Managing submitted entries
  2. Publicizing award-winning works, etc. in the ways listed above.

All personal information will be managed securely in accordance with Pearson Japan's Privacy Policy.

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