Oldham kids bag two top awards in World Book Day competition

Date published: 04 March 2021

Three Oldham children have picked up top prizes in a national competition to celebrate World Book Day.

This year's World Book day looks a little different, with many schoolchildren still studying at home.

Traditionally, children dress up as their favourite characters from books, with thousands of pictures shared online and across social media.  The day is commemorated in over 100 countries around the globe.
To mark the day, online e-tailer Bargain Max launched a nationwide creative World Book Day competition.
In what has been an inspiring creative competition for youngsters across the UK, Bargain Max has now announced the five winners, with 2 entries from Oldham coming in second and fourth place.
Adnan Majeed from Oldham entered his son Muhammad, into the competition with his creation of the Tin Man from The Wizard of Oz as his World Book Day Hero.  The 7-year-old came second in the competition, winning a £50.00 Bargain Max voucher. He created it using tin foil to make an axe and hat, as well as covering himself in it to become the heroic character.

Muhammad was beaming with pride at his second place: "I am so happy. It was fun making myself the Tin Man and it will be fun buying toys with the prize.”
Khayaam, 12, and Adyan, 5, re-created Willy Wonka from the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which came fourth in the competition, winning a £10 Bargain Max voucher. The two brothers made Willy Wonka’s recognisable hat and cane and also created a delicious looking homemade cake, with lollipops, sweets and chocolate on top.
Proud mother Raheela, said the boys were ecstatic to hear they had come fourth and reacted by jumping up and down.
All winning entries can be viewed here: https://www.bargainmax.co.uk/world-book-day-2021
The competition asked children across the UK to create a heroic fictitious character from their favourite book using arts and crafts materials found at home.  As shops across the UK are closed, the event saw many families thinking on their feet.

The arts and craft competition, which opened to children up to the ages of 16 years on 3rd February, saw a number of inspiring entries from all across the UK, with parents entering their children’s homemade creations via Facebook and Instagram.
A spokesperson for Bargain Max said: "Well done to our final 5 contestants, who each created really excellent entries and it was a tricky decision picking our winners!

"We weren’t sure how well this competition would be received, because things are different this year for children and parents. It was pleasing to see our competition provided families with something to do for World Book Day and we hope everyone enjoyed partaking."

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