Read Your Way to Fenway

Did you know that you could enter to win tickets to see the Boston Red Sox play at Fenway Park? All you have to do is write a short essay about a book that you’ve read this summer. Tell us why you loved it or hated it, or just tell us what you would want a friend to know about it!

Ask your librarian for an application or download one below.

Read Your Way to Fenway Entry Form:


  • For children and teens ages 5 to 17.
  • Read 3 books and write a short essay about one.
  • One entry per person per year. Multiple entries will disqualify you from winning tickets.
  • The essay must be original work. Do not copy anyone else’s words or use AI. Breaking this rule will disqualify you from winning tickets.
  • Each winner must be accompanied to the game by an adult.
  • Tickets are only for the Red Sox-Diamondbacks game at Fenway Park on August 25, 2024.

Important Dates

  • Contest starts: June 17, 2024
  • Essays due to a Boston Public Library location: August 2, 2024 (5:00 pm)
  • Winners notified: August 16, 2024
  • Game day: Sunday, August 25, 2024 (1:35 pm)


  • Unfortunately, not everyone wins the Read Your Way to Fenway contest, but we encourage you to apply again next year if you do not win this year.

  • Please encourage each of your children who is interested in the contest to apply! While each child may only enter once, there is no limit to the number of entries per family. Please be sure to use the same contact information for all family members so that winners may be seated together if possible.

  • Tickets are given for a specific date and time and we are not able to provide alternate dates.

  • Unfortunately, no. Each winner receives 3 tickets, one for the winner, one for an adult, and one for another person. The Red Sox do not sell extra tickets to the public for this particular game.

  • Yes, it is. Please visit the Fenway Park Accessibility page for more information.

  • Please do! If a child is not able to write their personal essay for any reason, they can tell their essay to an adult or a friend. The essay must be in your child’s own words.

  • Yes, audiobooks count. Reading comes in many forms. Youth can listen to an audiobook, read out loud to a friend or family member (or be read aloud to), or read silently. Youth can read picture books, chapter books, graphic novels, magazines, or nonfiction - everything counts. Just be sure to tell us what you read and what you thought about it.

  • Unfortunately, the Read Your Way to Fenway contest is only open to children ages 5 to 17. As soon as your child turns 5, we encourage them to enter.

  • Absolutely! Every winner receives 3 tickets — one for the winner, one for an adult, and one for a friend or family member of any age. Please note that all winners must be accompanied by an adult, and that children aged 0-2 do not require a ticket.

  • Please do! We will assist you with making alternate arrangements if your child is chosen as a winner.

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