To celebrate the 15th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone the publisher Bloomsbury is launching a competition to find the biggest HARRY POTTER fan in Australia and New Zealand.
Bloomsbury is inviting fans to write a letter of no more than 50 words explaining why they love HARRY POTTER. The publisher is looking for the most creative, clever and entertaining reasons and while the word limit is set to a strict 50 words, entrants are encouraged to draw, doodle and make their letters as elaborate as possible.
HOW TO ENTER
HARRY POTTER fans can only enter by visiting a local bookshop and posting their letter in the specially designed postboxes. Over 400 bookshops have already signed up to take part. The competition will run from Tuesday 26th June to Tuesday 31st July 2012 after which Bloomsbury will name the biggest HARRY POTTER fan in Australia and New Zealand. The winner and runners up will be announced on Saturday 1st September.
The competition is an ideal opportunity for fans to show how much they love HARRY POTTER as well as supporting their local bookshop. Details of how to enter and a list of participating bookshops can be found on the website: www.bloomsburyanz.com/harrypottercompetition
WIN THESE PRIZES
Winners will receive a leather-bound, signed, dedicated and numbered 15th Anniversary Edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. The limited number 15th Anniversary Editions are exclusive to the competition and cannot be purchased elsewhere. Winners will also receive a Harry Potter Special Edition Boxed Set (value AU$470/NZ$550) and a Harry Potter signature edition audio box (value AU$800/NZ$990). There will be one winner in Australia and one winner in New Zealand. 3 Runners Up will receive a leather-bound, signed, dedicated and numbered 15th anniversary edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
THE HARRY POTTER PHENOMENON
From an idea born on a train journey, to its creation in a small cafe in Edinburgh Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is the book that started a global phenomenon. Rejected by many publishers and with an initial hardback print run of 500 copies, it has now sold over 90 million copies worldwide. It is the book that put Harry’s destiny in motion and created a whole new generation of readers.
The Harry Potter novels have now sold approximately 450 million copies worldwide and have been translated into 73 languages.
The author of the Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling, was the first children’s author to be voted the BA Author of the Year and to win the British Book Awards Author of the Year. J.K. Rowling lives with her family in Edinburgh.