UK Fans Can Become “Harry Potter Spotters” with Bloomsbury!
The new illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone just hit stores a few days ago, and it’s already making a stir with fans across the world. To celebrate the new release, Bloomsbury is teaming up with children’s charity Kids in Museums and the Telegraph to launch a special sort of competition for UK-based Harry Potter fans. The Harry Potter Spotter Competition officially kicks off at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, October 9, 2015.
How does it work?
Bloomsbury published the details on its website. Twelve different museums around the UK and Ireland are participating in the competition, in which hopeful Harry Potter Spotters need only to visit one of the participating museums and find one of the Jim Kay prints hidden there to enter and win. Spotters need only find one of the prints, but there’s no harm in trying to find all 12 either. All prints are located wither in museums that are free to the public or in free-to-access areas of paid museums, so there’s no cost to enter!
Besides the wonderful feeling of satisfaction you’ll surely get from finding one of the illusive prints, Bloomsbury also announced some very interesting prizes. Prizes include family tickets to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter for the grand prize winner, as well as prizes for 12 additional runners-up.
Hopeful Harry Potter Spotters have until midnight on November 1, 2015, to hunt for the prints.
For more information on the competition, including a list of participating museums and competition terms and conditions, click here.
What do you think? Do you want to be a Harry Potter Spotter? Do you love the illustrated edition as much as we do? Let us know by leaving us a comment!
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Bloomsbury Children’s Books launch the Harry Potter Spotter competition
To celebrate the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Illustrated Edition by J.K. Rowling, illustrated by Jim Kay, Bloomsbury Children’s Books is launching the Harry Potter Spotter competition in association with children’s charity, Kids in Museums.
The Harry Potter Spotter competition launches on Friday 9th October. It challenges people of all ages to seek out and photograph an image from the book placed in museums around the country and share via social media. Working with Kids in Museums, Bloomsbury has placed 12 Jim Kay prints in 12 different museums around the UK and Ireland. With a clue to solve at each venue participants must find these images, take a photo of themselves with it and share via Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #HarryPotterSpotter.
Jim Kay has always been a fan of museums saying; ‘Museums are one of my favourite places to visit. The objects they contain tell the story of ourselves and our world, and I find them endlessly inspiring and fascinating. My illustrations owe so much to museum collections, it’s an honour to know they will appear in the places that made me want to become an artist.’
One overall winner will receive a family ticket to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter plus a Harry Potter tote bag, a Jim Kay signed print and a copy of the Deluxe Illustrated Edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (RRP: £150). 12 additional prize winners, one from each museum, will receive a Harry Potter tote bag, a Jim Kay signed print and a copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Illustrated Edition (RRP: £30). Participants only need to spot one print to enter.
The Harry Potter Spotter competition launches on Friday 9th October and closes at midnight on Sunday 1st November. Visit http://www.harrypotter.bloomsbury.com/uk/harry-potter-spotter-competition for full details of the competition.
The twelve museums taking part in the Harry Potter Spotter competition are:
Beamish Museum – www.beamish.org.uk
Derby Museum – www.derbymuseums.org
Egypt Centre, Swansea – www.egypt.swan.ac.uk
Falmouth Art Gallery – www.falmouthartgallery.com
Hampton Court Palace – www.hrp.org.uk
Manchester Museum – www.manchester.ac.uk/museum
Museum of Childhood, Edinburgh – www.edinburghmuseums.org.uk
Museum of London – www.museumoflondon.org.uk
National Gallery of Ireland – www.nationalgallery.ie
Norwich Castle – www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk/Visit_Us/Norwich_Castle
River and Rowing Museum, Henley-On-Thames – www.rrm.co.uk
V&A Museum of Childhood – www.vam.co.uk/moc[/toggle]