World Book Day creative competition launches for children in Oldham

Date published: 14 February 2021

World Book Day 2021 is taking place on March 4 so is just a matter of weeks away.

This is an event where everyone and anyone can immerse themselves in the world of books, and what better way to celebrate World Book Day 2021 than asking children to get creative with any art or craft specialism and bring their favourite fictitious hero to life. 

The popular world book event is set to look a little different for families in Oldham this year, so leading online toy retailer Bargain Max has launched a competition asking children aged up to 16 years across the country, to make their favourite fictitious hero book character using any form of arts and craft. 

With families stuck at home running out of ways to entertain their children, parents and carers are encouraged to submit their children's homemade crafty creations via Facebook or Instagram for a chance to win one of five prizes, with a £100.00 Bargain Max gift voucher as the top prize up for grabs.

To be in with a chance of winning one of five amazing prizes, the creations will need to have a stamp of originality and feature a heroic fictitious character from your child’s favourite book using arts and crafts materials found at home.

For example, you could use lego to build Hogwarts with Harry Potter centre stage, or use tin foil found in your kitchen to create the Tin Woodman of Oz (The Wizard of Oz).

With some many fantastic books, the creative possibilities are endless.

The competition closing date falls on Wednesday (February 17, 2020) at 23:59pm, which will be followed by a shortlisting stage before the five winners are finally chosen. 

For families interested in entering their children's creations, full competition terms and conditions can be found on the Bargain Max website here: 

A spokesperson for Bargain Max said: “We have launched an amazing nationwide competition to make World Book Day 2021 extra special for children across the UK who cannot celebrate at school.

"We know how hard families are working to keep their children entertained during this lockdown and families right across the country are coming together to put children’s education first. 

"The competition is open to children aged up to the ages of 16 years, but we please ask that it is the parent or guardian who enters their children's creations via Facebook or Instagram.

"Very best of luck to everyone and we are looking forward to seeing all your crafty creations!” 

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