Today Bloomsbury launched a competition to find the UK and Irelend’s biggest Harry Potter fan. This competition was made to coincide with the 15th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. It runs from today, 26th June until Harry and Jo Rowling’s birthday, 31st July 2012. The winner and runners-up will be announced on Saturday 1st September.
To enter, fans must write a letter that contains no more than 50 words stating why they are the ultimate Harry Potter fan and post their letter in the special postbox provided at a participating bookstore or library. Winners will receive:
The winner will receive a family holiday to experience the magic and excitement of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ only at Universal Orlando® Resort and a leather-bound, signed, dedicated and numbered 15th Anniversary Edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
Fourteen lucky runners-up will each receive a leather-bound, signed, dedicated and numbered 15th Anniversary Edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone .
More details from the press release are as follows:
We are looking for the most creative, clever and entertaining reasons and, while the word limit it set to a strict 50 words, please do draw, doodle or illustrate your letters if you wish. Entry is only available through participating bookshops and libraries. Over 1,800 venues are taking part, and to find out whether there is one in your area please take a look at the map and list below. The competition is open to all ages.
As part of your entry, please remember to include your name and date of birth, parent or guardian’s name (where relevant), contact address, email address and phone number. This information will not be counted as part of the 50 word limit.