Library, Madame Tussauds DC Launch Scavenger Hunt Contest
Don't be shocked to see President Obama or Oprah at a library next month. It's part of "Guess Who?" a contest organized with Madame Tussauds Washington DC.
The contest, which runs through March 2, will showcase the books, CDs, DVDs, audio devices and other items available at District libraries.
"We've been saying that books are just the beginning of what you can get at the Library for quite some time," said Ginnie Cooper, chief librarian for the DC Public Library. "With the help of our friends at Madame Tussauds, people across the city will discover the many ways that they can learn or be entertained."
Starting January 5, two or three figures will appear at two DC Public Library locations. Clues about the figures and their location will be posted on the "Guess Who?" web page. The first person to submit the figure's identity, location and to describe what they are doing will win free admission for two to Madame Tussauds Washington DC and be entered in the Grand Prize drawing.
Each week, new wax figures will appear at other libraries. At the end of the contest, all those who correctly guessed a figure and location will be entered to the Grand Prize Drawing for an all-expense paid trip to New York City, including four round-trip train tickets from Amtrak, hotel accommodations from La Quinta Inns and Suites and admissions for four to Madame Tussauds New York.
The contest is open to anyone living in DC, Maryland or Virginia. DC Public Library employees and family members as well as Madame Tussauds Washington DC employees and family member cannot enter the contest.